BOOTHAM Ladies’ Futsal Club are preparing for their first game of the season after receiving a "dream" invitation to join the league.

After an "intensive" application process and interview with club representatives, the club was invited to join the FA Futsal Women’s Super Series North League ahead of this month.

And Bootham are hoping to get underway on Saturday (10am) in Warrington, where they will face Cheshire as the season kicks off.

Chairman and head coach Chris Collins, secretary Suzy Collins and safeguarding officer Paul Worthy represented the club at the interview stage with the league committee.

Collins reported that the league were were impressed by the ethos and set-up of the club.

On being invited to join, he added: "We are over the moon to secure this league place.

"It was always our dream to have a women’s team competing at a National level, and we can’t wait to get these games started.

"It is not going to be easy but we know we have the players and staff to be successful.

"Thank you to everyone for their support and belief in this project.

"It’s a fantastic way to start the new year."

The club are looking for new players to join the team.

Anyone over 16 years of age who is interested should phone Collins on 07720 441953 or email

Bootham will be competing in a five-team division this season, facing Cheshire Futsal Club, Loughborough Futsal Club, Sunderland University Futsal Club, and Warrington Futsal Club.

In the other game tomorrow, Warrington are gearing up to face Loughborough.