Brickfield Rangers Futsal team have recruited Rhodri Giggs into their squad for the 2018/19 season.

The younger brother of Manchester United legend and Wales manager Ryan, Giggs' playing career included spells with breakaway club FC United of Manchester and Salford.

The 41-year-old joins the club for their 2018/19 campaign and will link-up with fellow new recruit Steven Walters.

The former Crewe midfielder and co-founder of The Offside Trust will also turn out for Rangers in the FAW Elite League next term.

Delighted club director, Andrew Ruscoe said: "Getting Rhodri on board is something we've been talking about for a while and it's brilliant that he's now signed up with us.

"We were in touch initially through social media and when we pitched the idea to him, he said that he'd love to come along and get involved.

"With Steve, I've known him for a while through his work with the Offside Trust. He's a businessman now with connections to the Wrexham area and we're delighted that he wants to play a part for us.

"Playing in the Northern Area division, there's a good chance for us to go for the title and make it into a play-off for the UEFA Futsal Cup.

"That's something we're aiming for, and I think both Rhodri and Steve have bought into what we're trying to achieve here, as well as boosting the club's profile in the sport.

"Hopefully their involvement can raise a bit more awareness of Welsh futsal and help it continue to grow in the years ahead."

The launch of a youth academy structure at the club aims to improve youngsters' technique in the game and entice newcomers to the sport.

And Ruscoe hopes the youth pathway, which runs from Under-four through to Under-12 level, will ultimately produce futsal players of an international standard.

He added: "That's the long term goal here - to develop a love for the game and ultimately see players representing Wales at futsal one day.

"The game originated in South America and there's a real focus on skilful play and an emphasis on being comfortable on the ball.

"For young footballers coming to us and picking up those type of qualities qualities will only improve their all round game and the overall standard of football in the region.

"As a club we're committed to encouraging as many youth players as possible to come along and try futsal."