An All Star tournament, showcasing the best male players on the EFL Trust Futsal and Education programme will take place at the home of English Football; St George’s Park on Thursday.
Players and coaches were nominated from each club within their regions to represent a South East, South West, Midlands and North West squad in EFL Trust’s first futsal All Star tournament.
The EFL Trust Futsal and Education programme offers 16-18 year olds (male and female) the chance to find passes on and off the pitch at EFL clubs as they learn, train, play and work.
The pioneering programme is aimed at young people with a passion for sport and a desire to progress to university or work in sport and offers up the opportunity of playing and training in inspiring venues across the country.
A number of former and current students have also gone on to represent their country overseas, including Chelsea FC’s James Black at England U19 level, who has also been chosen to represent the South East All Star squad this Thursday.
Unlike regular college courses, students are able to study via an online platform, as they swap the mundane classroom to learn within a sporting environment.
Player selections for the All Star tournament were based on high-level performances on both the futsal court and in the classroom.
Take a look at the ‘ones to watch’ from each regional squad below:
To find out more about the EFL Trust Futsal and Education programme visit: http://www.efltrust.com/futsal/