EXETER City's Community Charitable Trust is making an urgent appeal for five-a-side teams to come forward and enter the inaugural men's Futsal Masters Competition next month.
The competition, which is being held at 6pm on Sunday, December 9 at St Peter's CofE School in Quarry Lane, Heavitree, is being set up to raise awareness of the benefits of playing futsal as opposed to traditional five-a-side football.
Futsal is a fast, exciting form of indoor football with five players per side and is all about quick, controlled passing and close-range shots.
Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is the only form of indoor football recognised by FIFA.
"If you currently play five-a-side with a group of friends or work colleagues, come along and give futsal a go," said Jamie Vittles, the Community Charitable Trust manager.
"If the competition is a success, we are proposing to set up the first ever men's futsal league in Exeter in January."
There is no fee to enter the competition and the winners will receive a set of Exeter City 2012/13 shirts for their team. The only requirements are players need to be over 16 and wear trainers and shinpads, plus a playing strip – bibs will be provided if there is a clash of colours.
For more information or to register your team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.