Bath College has been selected as one of 30 colleges to receive English Colleges FA Growth Funding to support the formation of a new women’s futsal team for students aged 16-19 years.

The college was chosen out of 100 applicants to receive the funding which will help establish a sustainable futsal team over the next three 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.

The provision of the futsal will be headed by Shaun Mullen, a UEFA B licence futsal coach and FA Tutor. He reflected on how the funding would help the college by saying that this would, “Increase the participation rates among not just sports students but also the wider student community of the college. 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.”