Founder | Director of Futsal | Tournament Director
Founder of Hornets Futsal and co-founder of Hornets Football Club (UK) Rich has been at the forefront of Futsal development for 15+ years on two continents. Through Hornets Futsal, Rich has helped bring a spotlight to the sport, both as a supplemental development tool for soccer, but also as a stand alone sport with its own culture and unique demands.
"I love the speed and quickness of decision making. I always felt that Futsal was a missing component to my development as a youth player and it's specific focus on speed of play and decision making. Being able to provide an environment to help introduce and also develop players within the sport is a proud thing for me"
Rich is also a key part behind Durham Futsal League, Futsal Innovations, Brookridge Soccer Consultants as well as an active member of the local Chapel Hill & Durham soccer community.
Media & Operations Manager | USYF & TFL Liaison
Born in Colombia and having lived in the USA since 8 years old, Ana has been a Chapel Hill native for most of her life and an alum of Smith middle school and Chapel Hill High School. Through her son Ana started participating in sports and began volunteering as "team parent" and then as "team manger" when her husband started coaching, and I quickly realized that I enjoyed that role very much.
"The quick-paced matches and excitement that comes from futsal make it one of my favorite sports to watch. I love being part of a club that is leading change and growth in youth sports in our area. The thought that I had even the smallest of input in this is the best reward."
Ana brings with her a wealth of experience within operational management as well as a keen passion within social media production.