Bath College has been selected as one of thirty colleges to receive English Colleges FA Growth Funding to support the formation of a new women’s futsal team.
The college was chosen out of 100 applicants to receive the funding, which will help establish a sustainable futsal team over the next 3 years, allowing new and existing students to participate and therefore creating a more inclusive extra-curricular offer.
The money will help provide qualified and licensed coaches, referees and kit to help the futsal team improve their skills and abilities, and give them a positive and enjoyable experience of futsal whilst studying at college.
Bath College is working to ensure their students are able to join a sporting community to keep them physically active and positively impact their mental wellbeing.
Shaun Mullen, who will be head of futsal provision, is a UEFA B licence futsal coach and FA Tutor.
He said: “This will give students an opportunity in potentially a new sport to learn core values and skills and create a new social group within a team environment.”