Crossfire, FutsalNH’s U14 Girls Team, Wins the Title!
Futsal is one of the nation’s fasting growing sports – and in New Hampshire it’s sure to grow even more after the stellar performance of three FutsalNH girls teams in the recent U.S. Futsal National Championship Tournament held in Kansas. The tournament drew talented teams from all across the country and the competition was fierce.
The U14 girls team, FutsalNH Crossfire, won the title! Talented players from Seacoast United and Nashua World Cup joined forces to create this powerhouse squad.
The U11 girls team, FutsalNH Chaos, played in a very tough division and finished as US National Futsal Championship Finalists. Chaos and their opponent were tied at the end of regulation time. The match was decided in a penalty kick shootout. This team boasts players from the Londonderry Bolts, Nashua World Cup and Seacoast United.
The U13 girls team, FutsalNH Eruption, played in the tournament’s most competitive division. The squad played well and advanced to the semi-final round of play. The team features players from Nashua World Cup, NHPSA and Seacoast United.
“The opportunity to compete at a national level is earned. It requires a superior level of skill, drive and commitment. We couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of our teams,” said Tom Bellen, FutsalNH. “Our Academy Program is focused on skill development. It draws players from all across the state who are looking for an opportunity to train with other high-level players. We’re excited to contribute to the growth of the sport and to improve the game of talented soccer players.”
Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). It is a 5 vs 5 game played on a hard surfaced, basketball size court with a smaller, heavier, low bounce ball and focuses on developing ball striking and handling technique. To learn more about futsal, click here. To learn more about the local league, visit the NH Futsal website.