READING ESCOLLA FUTSAL CLUB
Our First Team is the pinnacle of Escolla & all academy players have the opportunity to progress to the First Team – and beyond. Following collaboration with Reading Futsal Club in 2016/17 – Escolla now have a First Team. A long term target reached with an academy foundation that will allow players to progress to the top of the Escolla journey.
Our belief is that long term success of our club depends mainly on nurturing English talent from an early age, educating them on the sport of Futsal.
We see exit routes as an integral part of our programme and with the opportunity to represent Escolla Futsal Club at local, national and international level, all Escolla players have an internal pathway in terms of development. Whilst training with Escolla Futsal Club, Escolla players will train to a tailored coaching programme, specifically designed to develop national and international players.
Reading Futsal Club was founded in 2006 by Ukranian national Eduard Zhalovaga. During his chairmanship of Reading Futsal Club, the club has enjoyed the most successful period in its history, finishing as runners up in FA National Futsal League Midlands Division two and getting promoted to Division One of the FA National Futsal League in season 2013-2014.
In the following season 2014-2015 the club has finished fourth in the league and reached the finals of the FA Futsal Cup that was played at the Olympic park Copper Box Arena.
In 2016, Eduard Zhalovaga initiated negotiations with Rodrigo Sousa & Gilberto Damiano, the Co-Founders of Escolla Futsal, which led to the club being rebranded as Reading Escolla Futsal Club
In 2017 the club has been selected as one of the 12 clubs to compete in the FA Futsal Super League, the pinnacle of English Futsal, with the winners representing England in the UEFA Futsal Champions League.
Our Home Venue is Wycombe Leisure Centre, a newly build, state of the art sports centre that has excellent facilities to host National and International futsal matches.