Futsal is a South American version of indoor five aside football. It’s a new craze in the UK and is quickly sweeping the nation.

Futsal is played with a smaller ball that has less bounce than in traditional five aside football, and the game is much faster paced.

Anyone can play Futsal,  you need to think skilful, creative, and able to improvise your play. It’s a really exciting, fun game which is great for developing your technique and learning new tricks, as well as building up your fitness.

So find out why everyone is raving about this game – be one of the first in Derby to try Futsal!



This is your chance to get the kids involved! Our festivals will cater for children at U7 through to U14 age groups (2018-19 season) and for all footballing abilities.

Willows Sports Centre, located in the heart of Derby City Centre, is excited to announce the launch of its Youth Futsal programme for the school summer term 2019.

Futsal is the World’s small-sided game, with many a footballing superstar accrediting their success to playing FIFA’s officially recognised game; Ronaldo, Xavi and even Pele to name but a few.

It’s fast, frenetic and above all, FUN!

This summer we’ve decided to run one-day events in respect of other youth football commitments, holidays and general logistical considerations when committing to league format competitions. We hope that the festivals will concentrate the fun all into one day and not cause too many organisational headaches for you, the organiser!

Willows Sports Centre organise everything for you, from balls and bibs, superb purposely adapted pitch, to state-of-the-art scoreboards with social media integration.

We also will have exclusive action replays of goals and great saves on big screen and direct to your mobile device for your players and parents to watch back at their leisure!*

Parents and spectators are welcome too. The Centre boasts fantastic viewing areas for the Futsal pitch and with a licensed bar and cafe adjacent, mums, dads, brothers and sisters can watch the youngsters play in weather proof and welcoming facilities.

Call 01332 204004, or email us and we’ll contact you!

*Providing safeguarding permissions are met.


Leagues are played on Wednesdays and Fridays and we also run regular competitions. During the year, we will be adding more Futsal leagues throughout the week, so look out for more opportunities to play.

State of the art scoreboards give you a running commentary on your game and produce team statistics sheets, which you can analyse in the bar afterwards. You can also follow the results with our cricket Twitter feed.

Great Futsal facilities, that are only getting better.

We’ve got an indoor, carpeted pitch that’s been specially adapted for Futsal.

There are also changing rooms and a bar where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after your Futsal match. Just what you need if you’re rushing straight from work, or if you just want to celebrate (or commiserate) with your team mates afterwards!

Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre is now newly refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, and if you haven’t visited for a while you won’t even recognise the place!

TRY Futsal at the centre now!

If you’d like to come and play a match at the centre to see what all the fuss is about, take part in one of our Futsal Open days. Teams from all over the East Midlands are welcome to take part, simply look out for the next date and enter your team.
Read more about Futsal by clicking on these links:
The FA website