It’s not just 11 v 11 here
You will know that Merthyr Town FC as a community club has other teams within our brand. Walking football is very successful with a major European tournament being hosted at Penydarren Park in the summer and our Women’s team provide a welcome option for live football on a Sunday as they battle for a place in the Welsh Premier Women’s League. We’ve even got a darts team which is currently top of Division 4 to support on a Friday evening.
Now we have a Futsal team competing in the Welsh Elite League on a Sunday afternoon. The game of Futsal is still in its infancy in Wales although the National Team has competed at UEFA level for over a decade. There are 5 players but it’s faster and more aggressive that its traditional weekly kickabout version, it’s 20 minutes each way but with the match clock stopped each time the ball leaves the court a game can take almost 90 minutes to complete.
A team has been pitched into the league in order to hopefully provide another way for people to wear the Merthyr Town badge and to feel part of our community. The team wears the current kit and play almost every Sunday but in either Cardiff or Swansea as the home court in Rhydycar has yet to be installed.
The team is still finding its feet (we haven’t won a game yet) but is determined to move this project forward. More players and ultimately coaches and referees will be needed. If you fancy a try at Futsal please visit the Merthyr Town Futsal page on Facebook for further info.
Johnny Back To Front Legs