Sheffield Futsal Club

Sheffield Futsal Club is a futsal team based in Sheffield, England, that competes in the National Futsal League Premiership North.The club was formed in 2005, originally named Sheffield Stormers until 2008 when they affiliated with Sheffield FC to become founding members in the FA National Futsal League. In July 2021, they broke away from Sheffield FC to become an independent club.

Sheffield Futsal Club
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Full nameSheffield Futsal Club
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
GroundEnglish Institute of Sport, Sheffield
ChairmanMohammed Almaysari
Head CoachJordan Wildey
LeagueNational Futsal League, Premiership North
2019–20Premiership North, 6th
WebsiteClub website

Sheffield is one of the oldest and most successful futsal clubs in England, winning the National Futsal League North on three occasions. In 2012 they finished runners up in the FA Futsal Grand Finals, losing out to London based side Helvécia Futsal Club.

Over the years they have played their home games in many arenas throughout Sheffield, including Ponds Forge, Concord Sports Centre and Hillsborough Leisure Centre. They currently play their home games at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

Formed as Sheffield Stormers, founded by Mark England-Woodcock and Richard Moore. The club set up to compete in the local futsal league held at the Sheffield United Academy in Shirecliffe, Sheffield.

Competing in the National Futsal League (2008-2009)Edit

Becoming one of the founding members in 2008, Sheffield entered into the FA's new national league system, the FA National Futsal League after affiliating with Sheffield FC. They played their first ever national futsal league match on 2 March 2008, ending in a 5-2 victory over Sheffield & Hallamshire Futsal Club.[1] Sheffield would be the only club to beat eventual league winners Tranmere Victoria, running out as impressive 10-2 winners with Liam Morris and Frazer Thomas each claiming a hat-trick.[2] Thomas would go on to lead Sheffield's scoring charts with 15 goals throughout the course of the campaign, helping Sheffield to a third-place finish, 3 points behind second placed Manchester Futsal Club.

The 2009 season saw the club finish in 5th. After notching 7 points from a possible 9 in their first 3 games of the season with wins against Manchester and Leeds, Sheffield went on to lose 4 games on the bounce. They would only win one more game that season, finishing with a heavy 19-3 defeat at the hands of Loughborough University.[3] After the 2009 season had come to a close, Sheffield Futsal Club merged with Sheffield & Hallamshire Futsal Club, in a bid to create a team capable of qualifying for the UEFA Futsal Cup.

Champions of the north (2010-2011)Edit

Sheffield didn't get off to the best of starts for the 2010 campaign, although Frazer Thomas continued his scoring form, bagging a brace against Liverpool Futsal Club. But it wouldn't be enough as Sheffield would lose the first game of the season 4-2.[4] The loss spurred Sheffield to go unbeaten for the rest of the season, picking up a number of impressive wins along the way, 4-2 against 2008 league winners Tranmere Victoria, and dominant performances away from home at Liverpool, Oldham Athletic and FC Grimsby with 8-2, 11-1 and 8-1 respective scorelines. The penultimate game would see the visit of Manchester, this fixture would prove to be an important bout as both teams looked to win the title for the first time in their clubs history. Sheffield clinched a 6-1 victory, goals from Richard Moore and Frazer Thomas with Joel Rocha and Ben Mortlock each notching two goals.[5] The triumph meant that they had all but claimed the league trophy going into the final game, with Sheffield 3 points and 9 goals ahead of Manchester. FC Grimsby travelled to Sheffield for the last game of the season, it was never in doubt with a convincing 17-2 win to claim the title in style.[6]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Division Place Notes
2008 FA National Futsal League North 3rd
2009 FA National Futsal League North 5th
2010 FA National Futsal League North 1st FA Futsal Cup, 3rd place
2010/11 FA National Futsal League North 1st
2011/12 FA National Futsal League North 3rd FA Futsal Grand Finals, runners up
2012/13 FA National Futsal League North 1st FA Futsal Grand Finals, 3rd place[7]
2013/14 FA National Futsal League North 2nd
2014/15 FA National Futsal League North 2nd
2015/16 FA National Futsal League, Super League North 3rd
2016/17 FA National Futsal League, Super League North 7th Relegated from the Super League
2017/18 FA National Futsal League, Division One North 4th
2018/19 FA National Futsal League, Division One North 8th
2019/20 National Futsal League, Premiership North 6th

Current squadEdit

As of 13 January 2022[8]
 
Player Manager, Jordan Wildey
 
Former Sheffield Futsal Club player Ben Mortlock representing England
Position Name Nationality
Goalkeeper Jordan Wildey  
Goalkeeper Tony Thiedeman  
Goalkeeper Joe Smedley  
Goalkeeper Cosmin Cristea  
Goalkeeper Benedict Okandju  
Defender Gerson Costa Neto  
Defender Rhys Butterworth  
Defender Mark Chisholm  
Defender Goncalo Andrade  
Winger Adam Derradji  
Winger Adam Brown  
Winger James Peech  
Winger Alex Popescu  
Winger Sergiu Didici  
Winger Brandon Webster  
Winger Adam Hollingsworth  
Winger Danny Neath  
Pivot Tyrone Gunter  
Pivot Adam Oldham  

Notable former playersEdit

  •   Curtis Holmes
  •   Ben Mortlock[9]
  •   Richard Ward[10]
  •   Toluwanimi Sotonye
  •   Ryon Leyshon
  •   Ollie Wheatly-O'Neill

Managerial historyEdit

As of 9 September 2020
 
Former Head Coach, Adam Oldham
Dates Name
2008-2009   Mark England-Woodcock & Richard Moore
2010   Janio Cruz
2010-2011   Michel Liverani [11]
2011   Mark England-Woodcock
2011-2012   Junior Roberti
2012-2014   Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno
2014-2015   Mark England-Woodcock
2015-2016   Ernest Cardona Plantada
2016-2017   Sergi Saldana
2017   Giuseppe Brullo
2017-2018   David Atkinson
2018–2020   Adam Oldham
2020–2021   Thomas Msadala
2021–Present   Jordan Wildey[12]

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club first NFL match March 2008. 02 March 2008. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club vs Tranmere Victoria June 2008. 01 June 2008. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  3. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club vs Loughborough Uni September 2009. 13 September 2009. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  4. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club vs Liverpool Futsal Club January 2010. 10 January 2010. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  5. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club vs Manchester Futsal Club June 2010. 06 June 2010. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  6. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club vs FC Grimsby June 2010. 13 June 2010. thefa.com. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  7. ^ Grand Finals 2013 10 June 2013. youtube.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019
  8. ^ Sheffield Futsal Club players thefa.com. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  9. ^ Ben Mortlock England Call-up. 12 January 2015. thefa.com. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  10. ^ Futsal squad named for world cup qualifier. 9 December 2015. thefa.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  11. ^ Sheffield appoint new Head Coach 31 October 2010. grimsbyfutsal.co.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  12. ^ Jordan Wildey appointed new Head Coach 23 September 2021. sheffieldfutsalclub.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2021.

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