A FUTSAL team based in Salisbury will feature on live TV this weekend.

Wessex Futsal Club, who play in Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, are taking part in the FA National Futsal Series.

The Summer Showdown has been a landmark event for English Futsal and this year the Grand Final will be live on BT Sport and live on You Tube.

This coverage is a significant step in the growth of English Futsal across the country, allowing the sport to be showcased to a huge new audience.

This Sunday at 11.45am, the National Futsal Series Two final will see Wessex Futsal Club take on London Escolla.

Geoffrey Bonner, Futsal Coach at Wessex Futsal Club said “It’s great to be part of the Summer Showdown. We’ve done well to get to this stage, so we are looking forward to taking on London Escolla in the Series Two final.

“The fact that BT Sport are covering the event is fantastic, for our team, and for futsal. We are very excited to be live on BT Sport and hope that this coverage will have a positive effect for the game, raising awareness and increasing opportunities for participation.”

Wiltshire is also represented in the National Futsal Series One final on Sunday at 2.30pm, with Wiltshire referee Olly Rodriguez Ballinger being appointed to officiate.

Olly Rodriguez Ballinger said “I am delighted to be appointed as a referee for the Futsal Series One final. It will be a good match between Pro Futsal London and London Helvecia. After a long break due to Covid restrictions it is great to see futsal being played again.”

Lyndon Taylor, Football Development Officer at Wiltshire FA said, “Not only is it great to see Wiltshire represented at this significant futsal event but it is also brilliant to hear that BT Sport will be broadcasting the finals. Futsal is a fast paced, exciting game, often with lots of goals so it will be a good watch.

For more information about Futsal go to wiltshirefa.com