The University of Malta Futsal Team was founded in 2014, as a joint initiative of the Malta University Sports Club (MUSC), the University Student Council (KSU), and MFA member club Mdina Knights Football Club. In October 2016, the University of Malta Students’ Futsal Team became completely autonomous after achieving official recognition from the University of Malta Senate.
Currently, the Team is entering in its sixth competitive season competing in the Malta Futsal official national competitions. The Executive Committee has remained loyal to its University roots and kept the bulk of its Team, Coaching Staff, and Committee from the University of Malta despite opening to non-University members in the past three seasons.
Since becoming autonomous, UM Futsal has achieved staggering results both on and off the pitch during these past two seasons. During the 2016/2017 season the Team reached Elite status (thus placing within the top 5 Maltese Futsal Clubs) and during the 2017/2018 season reaching the semi-final of the First Division and being crowned Knockout Cup Champions. These results saw a number of Maltese players being nominated for the prestigious MFPA and MFA Awards and being repeatedly called up with the National Team. The organisation has also established the first-ever e-sports team on campus named UM Knights with the aim of offering students a platform to develop and compete in various games in the e-sports industry.