FA National Futsal League loses funding

Today we have received the following communication which will be discussed by the league management committee at the meeting next week. No further comment will be made at this stage pic.twitter.com/W7MrtMUmAm— The FA National Futsal League (@FAFutsalLeague) March 8, 2019

Following on from the rumours and my thoughts about the announcement, today the league announced that The FA Futsal Committee have withdrawn funding to the FA NFL committee and will run an elite futsal competition themselves.

There will still be a competition, but ran by The FA and will be a blank slate and a new start. I assume this year’s winners will still play in the UEFA Futsal Champions League.

This is good because it will get rid of any previous liberties that clubs were able to take. Hopefully a new dawn and a new start for everyone involved.

However, the FA Futsal Committee is largely the same people. I hope Graeme Dell’s influence is felt as the chairman and a new committee is strong and puts on a competition that is everything the futsal community wants/needs.

I can envisage the FANFL continuing to run a competition for all the clubs who don’t form part of the new structure and maybe they can be a feeder for the new league.

I am optimistic for the new start and hopefully it’s the kick up the backside the clubs need. Ultimately, the NFL committee hasn’t developed enough and that’s probably why the FA have taken this decision to bring it in house.

Look forward to seeing what comes next for the English futsal league! I guess we’ll hear over the coming months.

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