MEMBERS of NEW College’s football academy were given a tour of the National Futsal Centre in Birmingham.

Players enjoyed the new facility and were given an introduction to the game of Futsal by West Bromwich Albion community coaches.

Futsal is the only version of five-a-side football approved by FIFA, UEFA and has recently been adopted by the FA.

The centre boasts 12 pitches, four international- size playing surfaces and an interactive learning centre, making it the premium centre for Futsal in the UK.

As part of the visit, the centre’s own scholars challenged the players in three matches.

NEW College players were impressive in showcasing the skills required for this new style of football and improved as the games progressed, recording one win, one loss and one draw.