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Moston Futsal Development School

MFDS was created by Moston and Whitemoss Jnrs F.c. to offer there players extra development by the way of Futsal. Since the start, the School has rapidly grown catering for many players from different teams in the area.

The Futsal school is run by Paul Halton an F.A. Licensed Coach. Who believes with Futsal, Players learn to cope in tight spaces, It improves there spatial awareness and decision making. Whilst developing a player's ability to both defend and attack.

What the pro's say about Futsal...

World Cup winner Pele: "Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing… also for dribbling, balance, concentration…Futsal was very, very important, no doubt."

World Player of the Year Lionel Messi: "In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street and with Newell's Old Boys. It was a really fun game that's helped me a great deal."

Cristiano Ronaldo “During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal," he said. "The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free.

What is Futsal?

Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors.

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

In Futsal there is great emphasis on.

  • Technical skill and ability
  • Situations of high pressure
  • Quick thinking
  • Passing
  • Close control
  • Balance
  • Concentration

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Futsal what it gives...


Increased Dexterity Skill sets

dexterous skills–such as speed, agility, quickness, reaction timing, and balance

Better Ball Handling

With limited space, defined touchlines and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control technique and skills are coached.

Improved Flexibility & Range of Motion

Flexibility refers to the ability to move joints through their entire range of motion, from a flexed to an extended position.

Improved Decision Making Abilities

With four on-court players, plus a goalkeeper that can join in the play, all the basic components of the outdoor game are present. As the action is non-stop, players are able to develop an improved technical understanding of futsal very quickly.


Futsal is a fast-paced, fun, skill-oriented game that tests your abilities at whatever level, whilst developing all-round individual technique. Our philosophy is Let Them Play!

In comparison to 11-a-side football:

Players touch the ball five times more in four-a-side football and twice as much in seven-sided games.

  • Players are involved in three times as many one-on-one situations in five-a-side football and twice as many in seven-sided games

Training Times and Location

Our Lady's Sports College,
Alworth Road, Blackley,
Manchester. M9 0RP.
Telephone:07561 808 724
Monday to Friday
M : 5.00pm – 6.00pm School yrs 3/4/5
T : No Class
W : No Class
T : No Class
F : 5.45pm – 7.00pm School yrs 6/7/8
S : No Class

What We Do

  • Futsal Coaching for boys and girls of ages 7-13
  • Give young players an opportunity to get involved in futsal.
  • Coach ball manipulation and how to cope in high pressure situations.
  • we give Children the freedom to express their technical abilities and become independent thinkers.
  • Weekly Sessions delivering Brazilian sala soccer techniques.