A game of futsal between BU players in SportBU and AFC Bournemouth kits

Over recent years, futsal has become an increasingly popular sport in England, including among university students. With similarities to 5-a-side football, it’s mainly played indoors on a hard court with a smaller, low-bounce ball and is a fast-paced, exciting sport.

Futsal is recognised as a competitive sport in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). If you’re a highly skilled and talented player, you can try out for TeamBU Futsal. They represent BU nationally in BUCS leagues and competitions throughout the year.

Key information

TeamBU Futsal

Training days and times
Men’s: Mondays 8am-11am, Fridays 7:30am-9am
Women’s: Tuesdays 3pm-4pm, Thursdays 4pm-5pm
Training venue: Sports Hall, Talbot Campus


Men’s games are played on Sundays and women’s games are played on Saturdays

Fixtures venue: Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Road, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, BH4 9N and Sports Hall, Talbot Campus

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Futsal, you’ll be required to purchse a sport-specific membership.

This fee includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport. You will also have an opportunity for strength and conditioning sessions. 

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Meet our Performance Sport futsal teams

Andrew Boland

Meet the coaches

Our futsal teams are coached by Andrew Boland and Geoff Bonner.

Andrew is FA Level 2 qualified and holds further accredited coaching awards in Futsal and Street Soccer. On a day-to-day basis, Andrew is a Demonstrator in Sport at the Bournemouth University Business School.