FC SALISBURY United futsal team are about to embark on theit debut season in the National Futsal Super League.

The team, who finished second in the Division Two Midlands/West last season, narrowly coming four points behind Kettering, will now be competing against the best futsal teams in the country.

Salisbury scored an impressive 145 league goals last season, which was the most in their league and will be looking to continue their goal scoring exploits in their season opener.

The season kicks off on Sunday, October 1 at home against Tranmere Rovers, who finished fourth in the North Division Two, having won eight of 14 league games.

Head coach Geoff Bonner spoke to JournalSport ahead of the season opener and said: “The anticipation for Sunday is huge and although as a player I never used to feel the nerves, as a coach going into the unknown I must admit I’m starting to get nervous.”

The team have added a few new faces to the side and Bonner added: “We’ve made some real quality signing to add to a great squad. We had to, to try and be really competitive at this level.

“I’m really pleased with how our new signings have settled into what was already a strong, close knit group of local players.”

With this being their first season in the Super League, Bonner hopes to avoid relegation and said: “I will be delighted if we are competitive in every game, but if we get on a good roll, who knows? Maybe that dream spot in the Champions League is awaiting.”

“People coming to watch and support FC Salisbury United can expect to see goals, goals, goals and more goals.”

Salisbury’s second game is away against Birmingham on Sunday, October 8.

Geoff Bonner

“We’ve had 3 away pre season friendlies combining our new signings with last season’s squad. Pro Futsal London 3 - 4 FC Salisbury United Reading Royals Futsal club 5 -18 FC Salisbury United Basingstoke Futsal Club 0 - 7 FC Salisbury United

I’m really pleased with how our new signings have settled into what was already a strong, close knit group of local players. We’ll boast 3 players who’ve had international appearances this season: Connor Millar is a Northern Ireland Futsal international Luke Ballinger is England’s most experience international with 108 caps and over 60 goals. Luke Williams has played a handful of games for England in years gone by and just this weekend Phillip Berntsen has been called up to St Georges Park for England trials. Phill then headed straight back down to Sparsholt college yesterday for our final pre season friendly V Basingstoke.

Tranmere will be a quality team that a few of our new signings have played towards the end of last season for Melksham which I went to watch. I think the game finished 11-10 to Melksham and they progressed onto the next round of the FA Cup”