Col­lege ahead of the game in fut­sal craze

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FOOT­BALLERS will soon be able to prac­tice their fancy foot­work at a new in­door arena.

Old­ham is set to be home to the north west’s hub for grow­ing foot­balling craze fut­sal.

The FIFA-ap­proved ver­sion of five-a-side was de­vel­oped in Brazil and Uruguay and is played on a smaller pitch with a smaller ball.

Old­ham Col­lege has now teamed up with the @Fut­sal Group to cre­ate a new fa­cil­ity at the Rochdale Road cam­pus.

Three fut­sal pitches, which are marked by lines rather than walls and boards, and a full FIFA reg­u­la­tion sized pitch are planned for the cam­pus and will also be open to the com­mu­nity.

The spe­cial sport floor­ing will also be suit­able for bas­ket­ball, roller derby and many other sports.

The de­vel­op­ment forms part of the multi-mil­lion pound ex­pan­sion of the col­lege which in­cludes the re­fur­bish­ment of ex­ist­ing sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Old­ham Col­lege prin­ci­pal Alun Fran­cis said: “The fut­sal cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for the north west brings an ex­cel­lent new fa­cil­ity to the col­lege and com­mu­nity.”

The fut­sal fa­cil­i­ties are ex­pected to be fin­ished by Novem­ber, with plans for new out­door multi-sports pitches also in the pipe­line.

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