Fast forward to August 2012 and the Club was relaunched with an aim of creating a Carlisle team capable of competing at the highest level in English Futsal, the FA National Futsal League. Carlisle Futsal Club was officially reborn on 30th September 2012.
Shortly after the club steering group was formed and held their first meeting on 19th December 2012. At this meeting a 3 year strategy was put in place that would ensure the clubs goal of achieveing national league status would be met. The scale of the challenge soon became apparent with barriers to growth included lack of facilities and equipment, no start up funds, no awareness of Futsal and plenty of prejudice regarding the sports merits amongst the local football community. The work load was divided up with each steering group member responsible for an individual element of the strategy and ensuring its succesful delivery.
The clubs mission statement was set at this point ‘Create a Club of outstanding reputation not only locally but also nationally. Be a pioneer, setting the standard in Futsal play, coaching and club development. Above all be a club that the people of Carlisle can be proud of.’
Since the clubs incorporation there have been some fantastic off court achievements. Read more here
The Club achieved its goal of competing in the FA Futsal National League 12 months ahead of schedule and was accepted into National League Division 2 North for season 2014/15. The first half of the season was a disaster losing all but one of the opening 4 fixtures. However after some changes at Christmas the Club finished the second half of the season unbeaten winning all but one of their games and secured a 3rd place finish.
The FA announced some exciting changes to the structure of the National League for the 2015/16 season which would allow any Club in the country to apply to compete in the highest division. The Club was in an excellent position with one of the strongest off court structures in the country in place and a first team squad that showed real promise at the end of the 2014/15 season and so decided to apply. The FA accepted the Clubs application and Carlisle were awarded a place in the FA Futsal Super League North for season 2015/16.
However two games into the season the decision was made to resign from the FA National League. Issues with developing a squad of players that can compete at this level were cited as the main reason. Club Chairman Al Tindall made the difficult decision based on securing the best long term interests of the Club.
2016 promises to present a different looking Carlisle Futsal Club, its a time that will see a shift in focus to youth development and Futsal education in the community. It is hoped that in 10 years time this will create a generation of Futsal talent that can perhaps go on to represent the Club at the highest levels once again.