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Columbus Futsal accepted into United Futsal Champions Cup Series
August 10, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
The world-renown club will compete in Central Region against the world’s best
Columbus, OH – Columbus Futsal was accepted today into the United Futsal Champions Cup Series. A nationally recognized futsal-specific club and perennial powerhouse both on the boys and girls side, the club now adds the highest level of futsal to its players’ calendars each year beginning this Winter.
Columbus Futsal President, Malissa Galiffo Garcia, officially announced the acceptance.
"We are super excited to have Columbus Futsal Academy become a part of the Champions Cup Series. This is something our players and coaches have been asking for and it was time to deliver more pinnacle events and opportunities to their doorstep. CCS will provide equity to our teams within an elite environment and still challenge them at the same time. I’m most looking forward to our players breaking out of the slow-paced Ohio soccer they are accustomed to and really training hard and testing their skills amongst not only the best players in the Nation, but International futsal clubs, as well. Broadening players' exposure and pushing them out of their comfort zone has been a pillar of CFA’s mission. It’s very important to start to learn that futsal as a sport has real pathways and CFA is here to help those players take that first step and guide them to their futsal dreams. We can’t wait to see the potential and increased level of play this affiliation can provide the athletes in Central Ohio and our neighboring communities."
Columbus Futsal was founded in 2006 and has supported the growth of futsal in central Ohio for over 15 years. The club features programming at every age and skill level, and is one of the rare US futsal programs to feature a fully-funded Professional Futsal Team that all the club’s youth players can aspire to play for.
Rob Andrews, President of United Futsal, added, “The structure, professionalism and player-first mentality on display at Columbus Futsal makes them a point of reference for other futsal clubs to aspire to. We look forward to having them as a strong club in the program moving forward.”
The club will feature 4 boys and 4 girls futsal teams in bi-annual age divisions for the Champions Cup Series. Each team will compete in 3 official tournaments each year: Regional Championships each Winter and the National Championships and World Futsal Championships each Summer.
ABOUT COLUMBUS FUTSAL
COLUMBUS FUTSAL is a family-owned sports organization supporting over 1,000 players annually via a men's professional team, youth academy, local leagues and street futsal pickup in Columbus, Ohio. The organization was founded in 2006 and has been serving central Ohio for over 15 years. For more information visit www.columbusfutsal.us.
ABOUT UNITED FUTSAL:
UNITED FUTSAL is the industry leader in providing the highest level tournaments and events for youth and amateur futsal players in the world. Since 2010, over 100,000 athletes, coaches, fans and referees representing 25 countries have participated in its World Futsal Cup, World Futsal Championships and FUTURES™ programs and precursory events. For more information visit unitedfutsal.com.