Sam Gow playing at U11/12s level in 2014.
He's been with us since the very beginning, and evidence that the Manchester Futsal Youth Programme is beneficial to young players and Sam Gow proves just that.
After first being introduced to futsal from a young age, Sam has developed into a better player all round when it comes to his compusure, awareness and skill. Sam spoke to ManchesterFutsal.com and told us about his time at the club so far and what the Youth Programme has done for him and his game.
FULL NAME: Sam Gow
MFC TEAM: U16’s
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING FUTSAL? I was first introduced to futsal and Manchester Futsal Club when I was 11, so I've been playing for 5 years now.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE GAME? It’s fast. You need to make decisions quickly and consider all of your options within a short space of time. When playing futsal, you need to be switched on and alert to what’s around you and I enjoy that area of the game.
HOW HAS IT BENEFITTED YOU? I am more relaxed and confident on the ball whilst playing football, I am always aware of who’s around me so I can make accurate passes to my teammates who are in the best positions to receive the ball. The skills I have learnt in futsal have come in handy too!
WHO IS YOUR COACH AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THEIR COACHING? Sam Richardson. He’s very good as a coach as he’s an experienced player and is easy to talk to. Our training is always different which makes it enjoyable every week.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT BESIDES FUTSAL? Food, my phone & my bed!
WHY FUTSAL OVER FOOTBALL? Football has a slower pace than futsal. Futsal makes you work harder as there are less players meaning less options. It’s also more enjoyable to watch as well as play.
EXTRAS: Sam has also helped out at the futsal camps during school holidays and hopes to do this again.