England - August 09, 2021 11:15Could Futsal be the next big sport in The Channel Islands?Report from Jersey IslandCourtesy: ITV News

Saturday 7 August 2021

Futsal Jersey have been hosting training sessions this month as they begin plans to grow the sport.

Young islanders have been playing the technically based version of football this week with proposals for adult leagues to start in the autumn.

The plan is to establish the leagues in Jersey for season 2021/22 and from there we'll speak to Guernsey to see if we can develop the sport over there. The plans long-term are to have inter-insulars and national competitions for our children and men and women. - Jean-Luc Desbois, Futsal Jersey

Throughout this week, young futsallers were coached by Luis Melville who has worked with England's under 19s and Premier League team Brentford FC.

One of the main things we're trying to do with Futsal Jersey is to get the sport embedded on the island and to have that culture there where they grow up with the sport. Grassroots here is important. - Luis Melville, Futsal Coach

Futsal Jersey boys in action (Footage courtesy: ITV News)

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