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.
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."
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 Futsal Cup in 2020 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 and is also the Chairman of the North Hampshire Youth Futsal League.
Ben works with the Friday night age groups from U7-U12 and is also looking to assist in starting some 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!"
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 new to the team having been seen coaching locally and we were so impressed we simply had to have him on board! A natural with children of all ages he is an asset to the team.
"I played local football from a young age and I always knew I wanted to make a career out of it. When I found out I couldn't play anymore in my 20's, I made the decision to get involved with Coaching.
Fast forward 9 years and it is the best decision I've ever made."
I have coached Children from 18 months old through to 15 years old, ranging from the basic introduction into football and moving on to technical skills, improving ability, developing team play and match readiness.
I have also ran Football Camps during the school holidays for Children aged 5 years old through to 11 years old. These camps help to continue the development of the players as well as being a great place for social interaction.
Coaching is my passion and I am really excited to begin my Futsal coaching journey and learn from the other coaches and keep developing my knowledge and skills."
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.
"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."