Loughborough and Genesis play a celebration of futsal
Loughborough and Genesis played a memorable match that consolidated some futsal fans, and created some new ones. The game itself, the first leg of the FA Futsal Super League knockout to reach the Grand Finals, was an exciting one. Despite being on top, the Students found themselves 0-3 down against one of the best teams in the country. Loughborough being the youngest squad in the FA Futsal Super League, this should have been the end of the story. However, well drilled by IFA Head Coach Juanan Garcia, Loughborough managed to come back and give Genesis a thriller of a game that left everything open for the return leg. The nearly 500 spectators were thrilled with the emotion and the intensity, despite Loughborough being one goal short and losing 4-5 by full time.
The game served to connect Loughborough Futsal Club to the local community. Mountsorrel Juniors and Blaby Bullets warmed up the event with two U11s games, Thor (Loughborough Sport mascot) entertained the audience, 38 local coaches and referees attended a CPD on match tactics during real play, local restaurant 108 World Buffet served hot food, and IFA player and DJ Steven Dovey made sure the futsal party was felt and heard throghout the Sir David Wallace Centre for Sport. Nearly 500 people were there and further 500 watched the live streaming.
Altogether, this was a great futsal party and a vindication for Loughborough, that consolidates its home pitch as Britain’s most vibrating hub for futsal and a place that delivers top quality futsal entertainment when it matters. For Loughborough Futsal Club, the competitiveness a team 100% formed by Loughborough students and graduates showed, capable of facing the best teams in the country, highlights the Club’s and the IFA’s development model is still unrivalled in England.