DMU Futsal thrilled at appointment of new head coach

By Mark Farmer


DMU Futsal Chairman Will Parsons

A new head coach was appointed this week and excitement is brewing pitch side in this DMU sports society.

Futsal, which is a variation of football played indoors, have landed themselves a new head coach, and the Chairman of the futsal society at DMU, Will Parsons, 21, a History and Journalism student could not be more keen to have him on board.

Will said: “I’m very excited.

“The players and I were very impressed with him automatically.”

Martyn Ware, former head coach of the Birmingham County side who took the University of Nottingham’s futsal team from the University BUCS League to the National Futsal Super League, the top flight in England, will take the reins.

Will believes his previous success is what the team and university were both searching for, and that he was their man immediately, recommending him for appointment of head coach.

“You can’t argue with his credentials,” Will said.

He added: “We were involved in the process and hopefully what we said in terms of wanting him as our new coach added a bit more weight.”

De Montfort beat the University of Loughborough in the league on Tuesday evening, arguably the toughest opponent they will face in the division, as Will explained.

“They’re the best side in the league.

“They’re a very strong and capable outfit and so to beat them says a lot about where we’re heading and where we want to go with this team,” Will said.

Last season was one to forget however as the team let themselves down on the pitch with the number of yellow and red cards shown to players.

Will said: “Our disciplinary record last season was horrendous.

“We had a few hot heads in the team and because of that our record was the worst in the country.”

The team are looking forward to playing more regularly in front of their own fans this season, something that was not possible last time out as the pitch markings at the Watershed or QEII did not comply with league regulations, meaning every game was played away.

Will said: “We realise how different it is to play at home now we’ve upgraded the QEII which allows us to play in front of our own supporters which is great.

“We’ve also had new futsal regulation goals fitted and brand new pitch markings have been added.

“We want to use this as motivation to finish as high as we can in the league and go on a long cup run.”

De Montfort’s next game will be at home to the University of Worcester at the QEII on Sunday as the new head coach takes charge for the first time.


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