Billy Whittaker is shaping up his Bristol City Futsal side for a tough season ahead in the FA Futsal South Division 1.
Sussex Futsal Club seem favourites for the title amongst the Futsal community:
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However this was back in June and over July and August Whittaker has managed to get commitment from a number of key players.
Club captain Gary Bell and vice captain Sam Hynam have both signed on. Bell said “I am pleased to sign on again with Bristol, I believe we have the potential to achieve our goals and I am proud to be part of this project. I want to offer guidance and help develop the young players at this club, something that I felt I missed out on when I was a young player.”
The goal this season is promotion into the Super League and this aim has been boosted with top goal scorer Sanchez-Garcia signing in July. ”I am looking forward to the season stating, we have a solid squad that knows how we want to play. It is important that we are strong in defence, and clinical in front of goal. Personally, I am fitter than last season and motivated to do as well as I can for the team.” said Sanchez-Garcia after scoring 17 goals in all competitions last season.
Promising youngsters Conrad Britton and Aaron Coleman have turned down advances elsewhere to sign. Goal keeper Paul Michael commits along with experienced former Bath duo Howard Dennis and James Bourton who followed Whittaker to Bristol.
Bristol will start their season on Oct 1st away to Chiswick. They will also compete against the likes of Enfield & CM, Kickers, London United, West London, Saints Foundation and Sussex.