The main aim of the Programme is to establish Futsal as the preferred version of five-a-side football in Ireland and to increase and sustain participation at all ages and ability levels by promoting and developing the game as a complementary format of football within the football family. The game allows players to improve their technical skills as it requires quick thinking and rapid decision making facilitating the development of overall football “intelligence”.

The FAI Futsal programme was designed in consultation with key stakeholders throughout the country along with officials from UEFA and FIFA to foster the game over the next four years in a bottom up/top down approach in such areas as Grassroots Futsal for adults and children, education, high level competition and marketing and management.