ABOUT US

Manchester Futsal Club Youth Academy is a leading youth futsal programme in the UK for players aged 6 to 16 years. Our Youth Programme has a range of developmental opportunities for players to receive quality assured futsal coaching in a professional and safe learning environment.

 

We are passionate about delivering a player-centred and well-rounded futsal education programme that will support the development of each young person that has the ambition of playing futsal at the highest level. Our aim will always be to help players grow as creative and healthy individuals. 

Our success is built upon a dedication to promote the enjoyment and love of playing futsal as well as developing young players that are dedicated to following a futsal player pathway. In doing so, the club will always aim to be a positive influence on players who aspire to represent Manchester Futsal Club and the city at national and international level.

Our programme has been developed on the foundations laid over the last 15 years of developing Manchester Futsal Club as one of the leading futsal clubs in the UK. The programme will be delivered by our experienced team of qualified coaches who can educate different age groups, draw upon their insight and knowledge of playing futsal at the highest level and take players on a positive journey with the club. 

OUR COACHING TEAM

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ILYA OVECHKIN

    ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Ilya takes overall responsibility for the Manchester Futsal Club Youth Programme. Born in Russia, he played futsal from the age of 8 and when he moved to Manchester helped to establish the club. A former No.7 for the club, he has played at every level for Manchester. Today, he’s focus on inspiring a new generation of players to represent Manchester, ensuring the youth programme provides a comprehensive development pathway.

Qualifications:

FA Futsal Level 1, FA Futsal Level 2 & UEFA B Futsal. 

FA Football Level 1, FA Football Level 2 and FA Youth Awards Modules. 

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SAM RICHARDSON

    HEAD OF PERFORMANCE PHASE

Sam is a Mancunian and the club’s all-time leading goal scorer. He currently balances his playing career with Manchester alongside his coaching to ensure that every insight he gains on the court is transferred to our next generation young players. Sam is passionate about supporting players to fulfil their potential by mentoring each player and guiding their progression into our Development and Senior teams. 

Qualifications:

FA Futsal Level 1, FA Futsal Level 2 & UEFA B Futsal. 

FA Football Level 1, FA Football Level 2 and FA Youth Awards Modules.

FA Level 1 & 2 Futsal Tutor.

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RADUCIO KING

    HEAD OF FOUNDATION PHASE

Kingy needs no introduction. Born in Holland he grew up perfecting his plentiful skills on the streets of Amsterdam before moving to Manchester. He is one of the most feared players in English Futsal but for the Manchester players he coaches every week he is someone that they wish to emulate. His passion, energy and excitement combine to ensure our youngest players fall in love with playing futsal.

Qualifications:

FA Futsal Level 1,  FA Futsal Level 2.

FA Football Level 1, FA Football Level 2, FA Youth Awards Modules & UEFA B Football .

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GILES COLLIER

    U14'S HEAD COACH

Giles grew up in Greater Manchester and spent his early years at Liverpool & Rochdale’s Football Academy before joining Manchester. Giles found futsal and has never looked back. He’s grown into a dedicated coach with the ability to get the best out of the young players he works with on court. He possesses the skills young players want to learn, and by educating them he gets the very best return from their hard work and dedication. 

Qualifications:

FA Futsal Level 1 & FA Futsal Level 2 

FA Football Level 1, FA Football Level 2 and FA Youth Awards Modules

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