Sheffield Futsal Club is a futsal team based in Sheffield, England, that competes in the National Futsal League Premiership North.The club was formed in 2005, originally named Sheffield Stormers until 2008 when they affiliated with Sheffield FC to become founding members in the FA National Futsal League. In July 2021, they broke away from Sheffield FC to become an independent club.
Sheffield is one of the oldest and most successful futsal clubs in England, winning the National Futsal League North on three occasions. In 2012 they finished runners up in the FA Futsal Grand Finals, losing out to London based side Helvécia Futsal Club.
Over the years they have played their home games in many arenas throughout Sheffield, including Ponds Forge, Concord Sports Centre and Hillsborough Leisure Centre. They currently play their home games at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.
Formed as Sheffield Stormers, founded by Mark England-Woodcock and Richard Moore. The club set up to compete in the local futsal league held at the Sheffield United Academy in Shirecliffe, Sheffield.
Becoming one of the founding members in 2008, Sheffield entered into the FA’s new national league system, the FA National Futsal League after affiliating with Sheffield FC. They played their first ever national futsal league match on 2 March 2008, ending in a 5-2 victory over Sheffield & Hallamshire Futsal Club. Sheffield would be the only club to beat eventual league winners Tranmere Victoria, running out as impressive 10-2 winners with Liam Morris and Frazer Thomas each claiming a hat-trick. Thomas would go on to lead Sheffield’s scoring charts with 15 goals throughout the course of the campaign, helping Sheffield to a third-place finish, 3 points behind second placed Manchester Futsal Club.
The 2009 season saw the club finish in 5th. After notching 7 points from a possible 9 in their first 3 games of the season with wins against Manchester and Leeds, Sheffield went on to lose 4 games on the bounce. They would only win one more game that season, finishing with a heavy 19-3 defeat at the hands of Loughborough University. After the 2009 season had come to a close, Sheffield Futsal Club merged with Sheffield & Hallamshire Futsal Club, in a bid to create a team capable of qualifying for the UEFA Futsal Cup.
Sheffield didn’t get off to the best of starts for the 2010 campaign, although Frazer Thomas continued his scoring form, bagging a brace against Liverpool Futsal Club. But it wouldn’t be enough as Sheffield would lose the first game of the season 4-2. The loss spurred Sheffield to go unbeaten for the rest of the season, picking up a number of impressive wins along the way, 4-2 against 2008 league winners Tranmere Victoria, and dominant performances away from home at Liverpool, Oldham Athletic and FC Grimsby with 8-2, 11-1 and 8-1 respective scorelines. The penultimate game would see the visit of Manchester, this fixture would prove to be an important bout as both teams looked to win the title for the first time in their clubs history. Sheffield clinched a 6-1 victory, goals from Richard Moore and Frazer Thomas with Joel Rocha and Ben Mortlock each notching two goals. The triumph meant that they had all but claimed the league trophy going into the final game, with Sheffield 3 points and 9 goals ahead of Manchester. FC Grimsby travelled to Sheffield for the last game of the season, it was never in doubt with a convincing 17-2 win to claim the title in style.