East Coast Futsal Club is to officially link up with Hull University next season.
This is excellent news for the club and something manager Steve Brennan, has been looking to do since East Coast formed in 2009.
John Prince the ‘Get into Football Officer’ has been pivotal in this and we thank him and also Steve Curtis, Sports Development Officer for the University of Hull for putting Futsal into the universities plans.
The club will look to form a partnership with players & use the universities facilities where possible, and also look at getting Hull Uni into the BUCS Futsal Championships 2011/12.
East Coast Futsal Club are going through final preparations ahead of the FA Cup, at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield on Saturday.
It is the first time the Club has been involved in the FA Cup and only 2 players in the squad have FA Cup experience.
The team are in arguably the hardest group with seasoned Futsal team Tranmere & BUCS finalists Team Northumbria.
With Middlesbrough most likely opponents in the stage final it is sure to be an exciting day of Futsal action for all involved.
As most people will be tucked up in bed tomorrow morning East Coast Futsal will be heading off to Dublin to play 3 games and watch 2 international Futsal matches.
The squad of Van Heerden, Frizzell, Link, Foster, Christlow, Hunter & coach Brennan fly into Dublin ahead of 3 scheduled games, 2 sunday and 1 Monday.
East Coast kick off in Tallaght at 1pm v Blue Magic Futsal follwed by 3pm v Lifford Futsal Club. Blue Magic reached the FAI Futsal cup final and were beaten by Uefa Cup entrants Sporting Fingal 4 v 2. With Goalkeeper Rafal Wirkus, player of the tournament it should prove a real test for the young Coast Team.
The team then travel to the National Basketball Arena to watch Norway v Andorra for a title decider follwed by hosts Ireland v Isreal in the Euro Futsal qualifiers.
On Monday East Coast play Dublin Santos Futsal. Santos lost out 4 v 1 winners to Shamrock Rovers in the Emerald Futsal league back in December. The game kicks off at 8pm, Collinson Park Community College, Clondalkin.
East Coast missed out on their first points of the season in a close game at Greenbank Academy.
If it wasn’t for a lackluster first 5 minutes the young East Coast team would have probably got something out of the game but conceding 3 goals so early on just made the game an uphill battle.
East Coast gave national league debut’s to 3 players, Christlow, Gunn & Robinson, and all 3 impressed.
It was Robinson who scored East Coasts first half goal after 12 minutes, a fine solo run and finish and there could have been further goals had Link and Brennan combined better and both Link and Robinson hitting the side netting whilst well placed. It was a good comeback considering the start and a boost for the team.
The second half saw an even match but poor defending allowed Liverpool to keep ahead. James Gunn, 17, played a great match and his solo effort beating 3 Liverpool players before poking home was outstanding. Robinson crashed home his second & there was also a brilliant 15 meter strike from Luke Foster another 17 year old.
The game was slightly marred by the sending off of Liverpool’s Ray Redmond. East Coast Captain Brewster Frizzell went in for an overzealous slide tackle which Redmond reacted to by headbutting Frizzel in the face. After a long fracas and both players suffering cuts Redmond was shown a straight red and Frizzell a yellow for the challenge.
At 5 v 3 East Coast had a glorious chance to get within one but Christlow hit the bar from a yard out and on the counter Liverpool struck the killer blow.
MOM – James Gunn
East Coast now face a 6 week break before the next league action but travel to Dublin on 23rd Jan as well as looking to arrange a couple of friendly fixtures in between games.
East Coast Futsal Club areset for the biggest game in the clubs short history. On Sunday 21st November the club travel to Middlesbrough to play their first ever national league game.
The clubs first training session took place April 2009 and having already toured Ireland & Italy the team now embark on a new era, in the top division of English Futsal.
It is a fitting match as it was Damon Shaw, Middlesbrough’s Chairmen and Manager who helped pave the way for the club to start and his help was instrumental to the speed in which the team has set up.
It is a fitting first that we play Middlesbrough, the same place we played our first friendly game back in July 2009.
Apart from Josh Christlow, recovering from a chipped bone in his ankle, the team is at full strength and are anticipating a tough match.
The players are looking forward to the challenge this season, with goals being to learn from each team we play and improve as a team and individually as players.
Anyone wanting to travel to watch – Thornaby Pavilion, TS17 9EW 13.30pm kick off – £1 entry
The East Coast Senior team is coming together after the first weeks of pre-season.
East Coast will play in the National League North and start on the 21st November against a well disciplined and strong Middlesbrough team.
New signings include Brewster Frizzell a former Hull City player and Marek Svec, a young slovakian, with experince of the Futsal game. Both have impressed in the first few weeks and add to the strength of the squad.
Brewster Frizzell, in action
MONDAY 16th AUGUST 7.30pm – 9pm
Bridlington Sports Centre
After a successful first season, including Dublin & Italy Tours and also seeing the team gain an FA Futsal National League place, pre-season training is back on after a 5 week break.
The club has a huge task this year but are focused and determined to keep moving forward. It’s an exciting time for players and club officials alike. The sessions are open age 16plus and everyone is welcome. Players are asked to bring £4 and dependant on numbers this should lower the more players we get.
Currently the club are in talks with Team United Birmingham about a pre-season game at the Bonus Arena, with many more to follow.
Discussions are also underway about a new Futsal league starting in Bridlington. This was one of the best things the club has done where we found players like, Nick Van Heerden, Jamie Osborne & Josh Christlow to name a few.
East Coast Futsal have announced plans for training for the coming season.
The club will look at training in Scarborough & Bridlington, starting Mid August. Sessions will rotate on a weekly basis but 1 session will be outdoor in Scarborough, the other indoor at Bridlington Sports Centre. Currently due to player requests training will be Monday nights, but maybe subject to change through the season.
Sessions will be open to all aged 16 plus with junior sessions already underway the club will move forward and look at bringing more structured sessions to players of good attitude & ability.
The club hope to have positive numbers at training and expect interest to be high after a successful first Futsal season and the pull of the FA Futsal National League.
Open Age 16+
Scarborough - August 9th - Edgehill, Barry’s Lane Monday 7.30pm – 9pm £3 per player
Bridlington – August 16th – Bridlington Sports Centre Time TBC £3 per player
For more information or to confirm attendance please call Steve – 07554 00 64 82
East Coast Futsal Club has been accepted into the FA Futsal National League for the coming 2010/11 season.
The announcement was made to the club last week, however was kept quiet so that players & team members were told first on the tour of Italy.
The club are very honoured and excited to be a part of the North League against some of the best Futsal Clubs in the country!
East Coast Futsal Club
It is great for the club and the local area and really something we can all be proud to be a part of. The strides the club has made in just over 18 months has been astounding.
It will be great for all the youngsters that play Futsal in the area to look upto and aim for in the future.
East Coast take on Middlesbrough at Thornaby Pavilion 21/11/10 in their opening fixture of the 2010/11 league.
That seems very fitting as it was Boro manger, Damon Shaw,who has helped the club greatly and it was agaisnt his team we played our first ever game.
East Coast Futsal have confirmed they will play 4 games on the teams Italia Futsal Tour starting Thursday 8th July through until 13th July.
The club will be one of the first Futsal Clubs to travel to Italy, from England, on a specific Futsal tour, learning and playing against some very good sides.
Games as follows:-
Thursday 8th July – Cecina C5
Friday 9th July – IGP Pisa C5
Saturday 10th July – Elba 97 C5
Monday 12th July – Misericordia Pistoia C5
The club fly out Thursday morning from Leeds Bradford to Pisa. We are looking to keep the website updated with results and a mini blog. More details to follow.