Having previously played football in England, Wales, France and Spain over a 10 year period Stuart encountered Futsal in 2016.
Stuart played with Reading Futsal club in 2016/17 before winning the Super League and Division 2 Midlands with Escolla Futsal in 2017/18. For the 2018/19 season Stuart played with London United winning Division 1 South and finishing 3rd in Division 2 South.
Stuart is one of the few Futsal UEFA B coaches in the country. He has his First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS certificates alongside many other qualifications.
Stuart still turns out for our men's team who he is the Head Coach for as well as coaching our younger age groups. He also coaches Football and holds an FA level 2 qualification.
Jess is a qualified secondary PE teacher who has moved into higher education as course lead and lecturer on a sports degree at a university in London.
Since moving to the area Jess has been involved in the playing and coaching side at Rushmoor FC and currently leads the girls FA Wildcat centre at the club.
Jess plays for the Adult Futsal Team and has transferred her skills into a new challenge - the girls futsal pathway.. Having worked on a project with the FA around redesigning how we coach women and girls football, Jess hopes to work alongside players to promote a love of the game that leads to lifelong participation through holistic & fun approaches.
Jess is someone who, once you see how she coaches & interacts with players, you can easily see why her sessions are so popular.
Lee runs the Futsal Development Centre having started the club back in 2016.
"I played Football at a local level from a young age and started coaching Football in 2009 at Farnborough FC and Rushmoor Community FC. I have worked with players of all ages and got into Futsal in 2014 through a local tournament.
Since then Futsal has developed into a passion of mine and I've managed to obtain qualifications including an FA Level 2 in Football and Futsal. Having assisted Stuart in the early days of the Men's team my coaching is now aimed at the younger age groups which I really enjoy and when I get the chance to assist with the Men's and Women's adult teams I grab the chance.
Despite my age and creaking bones I was lucky enough to represent the Men's team in the national leagues alongside developing the youth age groups to the point of having multiple teams across all age groups. My future lies in developing the club and getting as many people as possible playing this fantastic sport"
Lee has all the appropriate Safeguarding, First-aid and DBS certificates. He is a Father of two who also enjoys Triathlon when he gets away from the Futsal court.
Ben works with the Friday night age groups from U7-U12 and also assists in the female futsal sessions.
"Although relatively new to coaching, having start in 18/19 season, I trained as a PE teacher and have been teaching for the past 23 years locally. I became part of Rushmoor as my own children took to the game themselves. I have coached the U7-U9 boys, as well as the U11-U13 girls for Rushmoor Community FC. I am currently the lead coach for U9 boys and U12 girls.
I have always had a passion for football, playing for local clubs Camberley, Farnborough, and Cove in my younger years. Coaching football is now a way I can stay in touch with the sport I love, even though the body is 5 yards behind!"
Noah is an excellent coach who leads by example and is all about positive encouragement. His young age allows him to relate to the players and he has many years experience in Futsal and knows the game very well.
Playing wise, Noah has played Futsal since the age of 9 and played for Rushmoor Youth in the early stages of our club, he made his debut in the men's game aged 16 whilst playing for Reading Royals Futsal Club in Tier 2 of the Futsal Pyramid, a successful season in 2022/23 season followed winning the league title.
Noah now plays for Bloomsbury Futsal in London and has experience in the top tier of English Futsal this season.
Gary was the head coach when we started our Adult female team and is also a highly successful coach in women's football for Rushmoor Community FC whom he has developed to be one of the strongest female teams in the local area since he joined in 2014.
Gary has a passion for Futsal which is obvious to see and a sound tactical knowledge of the game. He had previously been an established coach at youth level of all ages and has multiple qualifications in Football and Futsal.
"I have coached for 18 years now and seen many changes in the FA's direction and drive to improve grassroots football and Futsal, all of which I applaud and believe passionately in.
In recent years I have been involved in coaching and promoting the Women's game locally and am hugely excited about the growth in the female game both within the club and nationally."
Mark was our coach for the U15/16 age group and now assists Stuart in the Adult Men's team having overseen the integration of a number of our youth players into the adult set-up. This has been one of the biggest benefits of having a youth set-up and shows a great pathway for all our players.
It is a real testament to his ability not only as a coach but his eye on development that the adult men's team have such a strong youth aspect.
Mark has been a Head coach within Football for over 10 years and has worked with players from ages 6-16. He has a passion for learning and development and finds Futsal a invaluable tool to improve decision making and ball manipulation. Mark is a FA Level 2 Football qualified coach alongside the Youth modules and Futsal Level 1 course.
Mark is a very keen runner with his wife and has 2 boys, he is a qualified Futsal referee.
Ben is a qualified Football coach having been involved in youth football for a number of years and now specialises in the younger age groups - aiming to make sessions fun and inclusive.
He is perhaps the nicest coach you will ever meet and the boys look up to him immensely.
"My interest in futsal began a couple of years ago when my youngest son started to play. I saw the improvements in his game nearly instantly, but more importantly, I saw how much he enjoyed it and loved playing. When the opportunity came along to become in the coaching of futsal, I wanted to get involved straight away. "
Mel has a multitude of qualifications including a BA hons. Sports Studies, FA Futsal level 1+2, FA football level 1+2, FA mentoring adults, FA youth modules 1+2, FA Coach of Blind Football.
"Having coached football for a while now, I was looking for something new and exciting to be part of and Futsal has definitely ticked that box. I currently am head coach for the female youth and joint head coach for the adult ladies sessions, and sometimes the boys too; and love every minute of it. Futsal is fast, can help improve your skills and it is growing in the local area so get involved if you are interested.
I've been manager at girls U9, U10 and U11 football teams at Rushmoor CFC, previous manager of U12, U14, U16 girls school teams. Current lead coach of SSE Wildcats centre at Rushmoor CFC. Current Tutor at Aldershot Town FC Academy. "
Mel is a key member of our coaching team and we are very lucky to have her.
Cade is a graduate from the Futsal Development Centre and starting his coaching journey, he is extremely talented and very popular with the boys.
“I started playing football at the age of 4, at Farnborough FC before moving to Rushmoor Community where alongside grassroots football I played for Wycombe Wanderers, Arsenal and Reading throughout my youth years. The highlight for me was playing for the Arsenal academy, an amazing experience in which I developed my technial ability as well as learning many skills and tricks.
I began playing futsal in 2018 at 14 years old. I fell in love with it instantly, I enjoyed the skill and fast pace of the game. I began to assist Lee at matches and went on to get my qualification in Futsal refereeing as I wanted to get more involved with the game.
Recently I have been helping with coaching the younger age groups with Lee and Charlie which has been really rewarding and given me a new passion - I want to help them develop new skills and become the next Ronaldinho.”
Charlie coaches the youth section at all ages and is also involved in the men's team. Charlie has also done some great work during the Covid lockdown with some Zoom sessions concentrating on skills and ballwork.
"My love for futsal started not long after my coaching journey which started for me at 16. I started playing futsal with my local grass roots side in youth tournaments. At 18 I then started playing in the Surrey county futsal league and also played in the FA Futsal Cup qualifying rounds.
My real involvement in futsal started when I went to university to study BA (Hons) sport coaching and Development where I played for 3 seasons in the Bucs leagues, coaching and managing the team for the last two years of my degree.
After university I have been lucky enough to carry on coaching at Bucs level with the University of Portsmouth, where I coach the men's first and second teams. we managed to win both teams respective leagues and also won the league cup. In this time I have also played myself in the National Futsal league premier division south. I am now playing and coaching at newly formed National Futsal Series Tier 2 team Wessex Futsal Club where I am learning lots from international talent and looking to bring as much experience from these clubs into my coaching."