Kettering Futsal Club clinch league title

The Kettering Futsal Club team who claimed the FA National Futsal League Midlands Division Two title rR17kTR9WGuqvL-wQ50c
The Kettering Futsal Club team who claimed the FA National Futsal League Midlands Division Two title rR17kTR9WGuqvL-wQ50c
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Kettering Futsal Club have been crowned champions of the FA National Futsal League Midlands Division Two.

The local club battled back from 3-0 down to beat Athletico Birmingham 11-3 to clinch the title with a game to spare.

Led by head coach Sam Hallett, the club have gone from strength-to-strength in recent times.

The club was founded seven years by Hallett and captain Mitchell Barratt and they have been playing in the National League for five years, working towards the goal of a title after finishing second and third in previous year.

Now that aim has been achieved and Hallett said: “Winning this league is testament to the hard work and dedication to futsal the players and coaches at the club have shown over the last seven years.

“I am incredibly proud and honoured to work with this amazing group of players”.

One of their players Freddy Raku, meanwhile, recently made his debut for the England regional Under-19 Midlands team.

He has been playing at a Satellite Club set up at Latimer Community Arts College, in partnership with Kettering Futsal Club in 2015.

Lottery funded through Sport England’s Satellite Club Programme, and administered locally by Northamptonshire Sport, the Satellite Club has seen over 40 students aged 11-16 have taken advantage of the scheme.

The 16-year-old is now preparing to take his Level 1 Futsal coaching course and Hallett, who is a teacher at Latimer Arts College, added: “The satellite futsal club funding has allowed the college to provide the opportunity to run a futsal club outside of the normal hours.

“The progress of the students has been fantastic with the squad winning the Kettering District Futsal Tournament.

“As a result of its success, Kettering Futsal Club have now added an Under-19 team to the club to allow a progression route for the players.”

As well as the senior and under-19 squads, the club also has a ladies team, development team and under-14 side.

For more information about the club, email to ketteringfutsalclub@googlemail.com