Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller field and mainly played indoors. It can be considered a version of five-a-side football and its name comes from the Portuguese futebol de salao, which can be translated as "hall football". It was developed in Brazil and Uruguay in the 1930s and 1940s.

In Brazil, futsal is played by more people than football and can be identified with why there are so many flair players produced from this great footballing nation.

Futsal is a game played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted.

Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football due to the surface of the pitch. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

The Livingston Youth Foundation's end-goal is to create an Adult Futsal League where teams of various abilities could come along and enjoy the game of futsal in a controlled and structured environment.

The Adult Futsal League will commence on Friday 26th September.The league will still be held at Xcite Bathgate with the first match kicking off at 7pm.

We would like to invite all interested parties to register a team for the league prior to the activity starting. So if you are over 16, can get at least five friends or colleagues together and want to try something new and exciting please get in touch with us on 01506 602 597 or email scott.millar@lyf4football.org.uk.