Five-a-side

  • O’Connor: Futsal team will get better and better

    O’Connor: Futsal team will get better and better

    October 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

    University of Sunderland Futsal President, Dan O’Connor, believes the team will only get better and better after losing to Durham in their opening BUCS match of the season. The first five minutes were tight and a close game looked in order. But, two quick fire goals from Durham set them off […]

     
  • Last season's Sunderland Futsal team, above, competed at the regional finals in Leeds

    Sunderland Futsal team outclassed by Durham

    October 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland Futsal team were away to Durham this weekend for their first game of the BUCS league with a win surely in the minds, however the Wearsiders fell to a heavy 23-3 defeat. Sunderland started the game playing with confidence but only five minutes were needed for […]

     
  • Sunderland in action against Durham last season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    The origins of Futsal – better than 5-a-side?

    October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    With the University futsal team due to start their BUCS campaign next week, SportsByte’s Jake Aston looks at how Futsal differs to standard 5-a-side and how it might appeal to you. Originating in South America, futsal has now found its way over to Europe. It is a fast-paced game based on quick […]

     
  • Sunderland in action against Durham last season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    President O’Conner: There is big interest in Futsal this year

    September 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland Futsal team enjoyed a successful Freshers Fayre last week as they signed up almost 200 people for trials.  Most of the last year’s players who helped the team qualify for the FA regional finals are no longer a part of it, meaning the selection of new […]

     
  • Last season's Sunderland Futsal team, above, competed at the regional finals in Leeds

    Ferguson pleased to have taken Futsal chance

    May 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s Futsal goalkeeper Andrew Ferguson hopes to taste academic success in his three years university stint while remain standing as solid as a rock between the goalposts on the Futsal court. The current second year History student started showing keen interest in Futsal this year after the […]