How to support The Futsal Stars Foundation…

The Futsal Stars Foundation is a registered UK charity (charity no. 1194598).

To continue our collaborative work with The London Futsal Stars in the community, we need your support!

We provide financial assistance to young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to be able to access futsal and football coaching courses, participate in holiday camps and enter competitive leagues.

To date, we have support 15 children to enter the 11 week Camden and Islington Youth Futsal League and 42 children to attend the 6 week Newhaven Summer Camp.

To find out more, please EMAIL Dr Miriam Bouchiba on futsalstarsfoundation@gmail.com

If you would like to DONATE please visit our Crowdfunder page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-to-sponsor-a-child-for/backers?page=2

And finally, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has shown their support thus far, without you we would not have been able to support the young people we have so far!

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New feature in the Islington Gazette & Sussex Express!

Our summer camp, in collaboration with Active Sussex and The Futsal Stars Foundation, has been such a success that we have even been featured in the Islington Gazette and Sussex Express! Check it out below:

https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/sport/the-london-futsal-stars-foundation-8216996

https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/sport/football/this-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-a-free-football-camp-for-children-in-newhaven-this-summer-3326626

Feedback & Reviews

“I am eternally grateful and feel very lucky and fortunate that the London Futsal Star’s summer camp is running in our home town. Long may it continue. I think local authorities up and down the country should be pumping some money into schemes like this as the past 18 months has caused havoc with our children’s daily lives and life enjoyment. I feel bad for my son and he has working parents and extended family, for those children that don’t, they will need all the support they can get and this scheme is a great start.” (FOOTBALL CAMP)



” It has been so impressive to see how much progress the kids made with their technique, speed of thought and awareness. Even better, that all happened while they had so much fun and motivation because of the league format. They would jump at the chance to play in the LFS 3-a-side league anytime!”



“My son thinks Malik is wonderful and he has done such a good job of getting his attention and making it fun. All the kids are clearly having such a great time.” (BAMBINO CLASS)



“Malik is amazing. My son is super shy but warmed up to it all by the end. I know he loves it.” (BAMBINO CLASS).



“This kind of summer camp is exactly what our community needs! It’s amazing to have something that is so well organised and so much fun for the kids! Thank you so much to all the organisers of the Futsal Stars!”



“The coaching staff are friendly and approachable. They are very understanding when it comes to my autistic son’s needs, making him feel at ease and making feel like one of the group”.



“I have 2 children in the Futsal Star’s summer camp and they are absolutely loving it! They both like football in the park but I signed them both up for different reasons. My son finds it hard in new settings and surroundings but the coaches are so super friendly he hasn’t thought twice about it. My daughter is an outdoorsy and active girl, spending time indoors doesn’t always suit her. This camp is allowing her 4 hours of exercise for body and mind 3 times a week over the summer holiday.” (FOOTBALL CAMP)

East Sussex Summer Camp with Active Sussex

In partnership with Active Sussex, London Futsal Stars have now started a summer camp in Newhaven, East Sussex. The camp is for children aged 4-12 years old, with a brilliant mix of boys and girls participating.

The camp runs from 25th July through to 23rd August and is held on Fort Road recreation ground, a safe environment for children to engage in sport.

Active Sussex works hard to promote sport and physical activity and shares our ethos about using sport as a means of improving mental and physical health.

Parent feedback so far has been incredible, “This kind of club is exactly what our town needs! It’s amazing to have something that is not only so well organised and so much fun for the kids but that is also free! Thank you so much to all the organisers at Futsal Stars!”

Whilst another parent said, “The coaching staff are very friendly and approachable. The London Futsal Stars are very understanding when it comes to my autistic sons needs, making him feel at ease and making feel like one of the group!”

We even had the Newhaven Town Mayor visit us in week 1 of camp, Mayor Lesley Boniface. Mayor Boniface also expressed her desire to see the camp run long-term in Newhaven due to the huge demand and the positive impact it will have on the community as a whole.

For any companies or organisations that would like to partner up with the next camp, please contact Dr Bouchiba on futsalstarsfoundation@gmail.com

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Winners at the North London Futsal League Tournament (NLYFL)

London Futsal Stars entered their first futsal tournament and made history by coming back with the goods #futsaliscominghome

London Futsal Stars took part in the U11 North London Youth Futsal tournament on the 3rd of July 2021.


We entered 2 teams in the U11 age category which saw over 25 teams take part.


The 2 squads consisted of 16 players in total. 10 of these 16 were under 10’s!


We played some great stuff on the day and translated our work on the Futsal court onto the football pitch. 


The boys were outstanding on the day, with one team winning the plate and the other team losing in the cup final. 

A brilliant day for the club and the first tournament of many!!!

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The Futsal Stars Foundation

We are proud to announce that we are now affiliated with the Futsal Stars Foundation, a registered UK charity (no. 1194598).

The founder, Dr Miriam Bouchiba, created the foundation as a means to provide grants of financial assistance to young people from economically disadvantaged background to access futsal and football coaching courses.

“As a healthcare professional, I am in regular contact with young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and there is an abundance of research that shows these individuals are more susceptible to mental health issues. There is also research, in equal measure, that supports the mental and physical health benefits of regular participation in football and futsal. The foundation decided to affiliate with the London Futsal Stars because of the amazing work they are already doing in the local community. Mental health is an increasingly big issue amongst young people, due to increased social pressures and this can manifest in a number of ways, such as anxiety, depression etc. Together we feel a huge responsibility to protect children as much as possible from the latter and through sport we believe we can make a change to the lives of many young people with whom we work with.”

The most recent projects we have collaborated on have been the Youth Futsal 3-a-side league and the summer camp pending in East Sussex alongside Active Sussex. The foundation has provided sponsorship to many young people enabling them to participate in the hugely successful 3-a-side league in Islington. There is an upcoming Summer Holiday futsal camp in Newhaven, East Sussex for 5-11 yr olds. To find out more about our work and how you can help please contact Dr Bouchiba on futsalstarsfoundation@gmail.com.

LONDON FUTSAL STARS X ALPHA FC EASTER FRIENDLY MATCH

The sun shone down on us this morning as LFS and Alpha LS took to Whittington Park this to compete in a friendly match. We had a 9-a-side team for U11/12’s and a 9-a-side team for U13/14’s.

We are proud to announce the LFS U13/14 team won in a 3-0 defeat. However, all the players on both teams played a very good match, with excellent skills demonstrated. It is always great to see player development as an individual and also as part of a team when playing competitively. It makes us all so proud to call these players part of the LFS club!

We are always looking to take part in competitive matches with teams in the local area. If your team would like to get involved, contact us today on info@londonfutsalstars.com, we would love to hear from you.

And we sign off today’s blog post with a huge HAPPY EASTER! We hope you had a chance to spend your Easter with family and friends in the sunshine.

 

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Our Feature in Highgate and Hampstead Mums Directory

Read our recent feature in the Highgate and Hampstead Mums Directory. We are always trying to spread the word about our efforts in the community and have found the internet to be a great way to do it.

https://highgate-and-hampstead-mums.yolasite.com/?fbclid=IwAR1ZQhAIwQhQSegqLr-8red5IYbLJSLdbI24vcFcpKEJAfcY2rUvzAaLUCA

The internet has become a great way to spread your message to large numbers of people and also connect communities.

We are passionate about our North London community and using fustal and football coaching to support mental and physical well being of young people.

Through a combination of running, walking, sprinting and kicking when playing football and futsal, can bring physical benefits including increased stamina, improved cardiovascular health, reduced body fat, improved muscle strength and tone, increased bone strength and improved coordination. Through the release of endorphins when playing, football and futsal have also been shown to reduce anxiety, stress and the risk of depression.

Help us spread the word about the work we are doing in Highgate, Hampstead, Islington, Drayton Park, Camden and Stoke Newington. We would also love to hear from you about ideas on how to spread the word!

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3-A-SIDE LEAGUE STARTS 6TH MAY 2021

The Camden and Islington Youth Futsal league will start its unique 3-a-side league on Thursday 6th May 2021.

Do you think you can win our unique 3-a-side futsal league with 3-4 of your best mates and fellow ballers?

Registration for the league closes on THURSDAY 29th April.
Please visit our 3 aside league section on website for full details and sign-up information.
https://londonfutsalstars.com/3-a-side/

We are anticipating this will be very popular and with only 12 team places up for grabs per age group please sign up ASAP to avoid missing out.


PLAYER REGISTRATION
Each player must complete a player registration form for the league
https://londonfutsalstars.com/player-registration/

TEAM REGISTRATION

Each team must complete 1x team registration form for the league. https://londonfutsalstars.com/team-registration/

We look forward to seeing all the teams on the court, May 6th!