Interview with 18-Year-OldJared Rand – England Futsal U19 Captain
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International Futsal News: Jared Rand, University of Nottingham Futsal Club and England Futsal U19 captain plus Jordan Deer, Cheshire Futsal Club and England Futsal U19 international have enjoyed an incredible year. The players made history, scoring both goals that defeated Italy in the UEFA U19 Futsal EURO main round qualifiers, making history by providing their country with their biggest victory on the international futsal stage.
To attract more young people to futsal the chance to shine on the court is imperative, Jared and Jordan are examples of the opportunities futsal can provide.
On the domestic front, Jared has enjoyed a fantastic season with the University of Nottingham Futsal Club who are having their most successful season whilst Jordan has starred for Cheshire Futsal Club who currently sit top of the FA National Futsal League North.
However, on the international stage, they made history for England when they scored both goals that defeated Italy at the UEFA Futsal U19 EURO main round qualifiers.
This victory is the biggest for England on any stage.
Futsal Focus contacted the players to find out more about how they got involved in Futsal, playing at the University, the FA National Futsal League and for England on the international stage.
Futsal Focus: Jared and Jordan, firstly congratulations on a great season for both of you. To start this interview, can you tell us how you got involved in Futsal? And, what were your first impressions of the sport?
Jared: I was first introduced to futsal through my football coach who entered us into a regional futsal tournament called Futsal Fives.
My first impression was that it was a fast-paced game of 5 a side with a deeper tactical side to it, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Soon after, I applied for the tryouts for the European Maccabi Games where I made the team and trained all year with the under 16 futsal team who competed at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin where we won the gold medal.
Read the full interview on Futsal Focus