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 currently working on his Futsal UEFA B award to become one of the few in the country qualified to this level which will bring massive benefits to the club. 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 in both Football and Futsal.
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.
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 manged to get qualifications including an FA Level 2 in both Futsal and Football. 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 love it.
Despite my age and creaking bones I was lucky to represent the Men's team in the National Futsal Cup alongside developing the youth age groups to the point of having multiple team 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 and is the chairman of the North Hampshire Youth Futsal League.
Gary heads up our Adult female team alongside Mel 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 very keen runner with his wife and has 2 boys, he is a qualified Futsal referee.