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.

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



Performance coaching

Isaac Waladbaigi is leading the UoN Mens Futsal Programme. Isaac is currently completing his UEFA B Futsal qualification. Prior to joining UoN, Isaac has spent time in Iran - Oghab Awraman, Netherlands - SC Emmerloord, ASV Arsenal, ASV Lebo, England - Birmingham Tigers, London United, Birmingham Futsal, learning and developing his trade as a player and most recently at BCU Tigers as Player/Manager. 

"I am excited for the opportunity with with UoN. I believe I am surrounded by the best people necessary to grow and develop the club from academy all the way to first team, and I will do everything I can to ensure UoN is recognised on the World futsal stage long term". 

Contact Isaac Waladbaigi

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Performance training 

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


  • FA National League Champions
  • 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

Tom Lamb

Thomas Lamb

Studying: MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine 

Futsal background: Senior England Partially Sighted Player

Top achievements: World Championship Silver medalist Italy 2017 and European Championship Bronze medalist Georgia 2018

 “I chose to return to Nottingham to complete my MSc and compete in the highest BUCS division in the country. The infrastructure, including the facilites and the specialist staff have contributed significantly to my development as a player and an athlete.”

Jared Rand

Jared Rand

Studying: Business Management BSc

Futsal background: ProFutsal London. 

Top achievements: Captaining the England Under 19s team in the Euro's.

" I decided to come to the University of Nottingham as the culture of the team really impressed me and made it an enjoyable environment to play and grow as a player and person!"



University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000