Department of Sport

Performance Futsal


Performance Futsal (Men's)


Futsal players studying at the University of Nottingham join a unique performance progamme; as well as a large British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme.

With full-time coach Marc Forrest leading the programme, players benefit from a strong performance environment including state-of-the-art playing and support facilities at the £40 million David Ross Sports Village, nutritional advice and sports pyschology training.

Additional opportunities for student athletes include the chance to work within the University of Nottingham Futsal Academy, helping to develop the top local talent within the region from 10 to 16 years old. Our programme also has strong links with Dinamo Futsal in Croatia as well as the Northern Ireland league, with exhibition fixtures and overseas tours organised each year.

Men's Futsal at The University of Nottingham

Marc Forrest


Performance coaching

Marc Forrest joins us as the Men's Futsal coach with a fantastic reputation as one of the most exciting and highly respected futsal coaches in the UK. 

Marc has experience of working at the International Futsal Academy during his time reaching the FA National League Futsal Grand Finals, Two FA Futsal Cup Finals and Two BUCS Championship Futsal Finals.

Most recently he was Head Coach of Loughborough Academy, reaching the FA Futsal Cup Finals, the first development team to do so in the history of the competition.

Contact Marc Forrest


Performance training 

  • 4 weekly team sessions (90 min each)
  • weekly strength & conditioning sessions (60 min)
  • match video analysis


  • 2017/18 - 1st BUCS Midlands 1A (Men 1)
  • 2016/17 - 1st BUCS Midlands 1A (Men 1)
  • 2015/16 - 1st BUCS Midlands 1A (Men 1)

Performance facilities


  • 4 men's and 4 women's teams competing in British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues (BUCS)
  • Men 1: BUCS Premier (North)
  • FA Futsal Cup
  • Nottingham Varsity

Athlete profiles

Nicolas P Futsal 208v208

Nicolas Papadopoulous

Studying: BSc Finance, Accounting and Management (Business School)

Futsal background: Representing Cyprus at international level

Top achievements: Competing for a senior team ranked 2nd in the Cyprus National League

 I chose to come to Nottingham so that I could play at the highest level in the UK for their FA National Futsal Super League team. The team spirit was also evident as soon as I met the squad!
Charlie Hyman 208v208

Charles Hyman

Studying: BA Geography (School of Geography)

Futsal background: Represented Team GB at the European Maccabi Games and The University of Nottingham in the FA National Futsal Super League

Top achievements: Winning the European Games with Team GB and being selected for the England U23 squad.

 I joined the futsal squad when I started at The University of Nottingham as I have always loved 5-a-side. Definitely was an excellent decision!


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000