Roy Blanche has been an iconic figure for Canadian Futsal, he stands as Canada’s most capped FUTSAL player with 10 years of professional playing experience at the National & Club level. He has extended his playing experience overseas in Peru, Venezuela, USA, Qatar, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, Cost Rica and Argentina by having played against world class futsal players like Falcao, Andre, Lenisio,Simi, Thiago, Zuniga, and Pinilla. He has also been coached by some of the top coaches in the field like Brazilians Rubinho Guerra Jr. and Tadeu Melo. Roy was the Canadian Men’s National Futsal Team Goalkeeper for 5 years, from 2007 -2012, and currently has 17 caps for the senior team.
He has designed many futsal training programs for various clubs and academies in Ontario and has held futsal coaching seminars for the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA). In 2011 Roy Blanche signed with QTel Business Solutions in Doha, Qatar. In 2011, Roy Blanche was Technical Director of Brampton City United Futsal Academy.
Roy Blanche’s professional coaching career took off in 2013 when he was hired for the 2012/2013 season for Al-Arabi SC, Kuwait who plays in the Kuwait National Futsal League. He was assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the 1st and U17 team that went on to win three medals in his first season.
In his 2nd season with Al-Arabi SC (2013/2014) Roy Blanche was head coach for the U18 team and Assistant Coach for the 1st team where he received a silver metal in the Super Cup of the 1st division and received a bronze medal with the U18 in the Kings Cup. Immediately after the season Roy Blanche was offered a position with the Kuwait National Futsal Team as Goalkeeper Coach. They participated in a 15-day training camp in Murcia, Spain where they played many top clubs like El Pozo Murcia and Cartagena. Following the Spain camp, the team traveled to Vietnam for the 2014 AFC Futsal Championship, placing 4th in Asia.
Roy returned to Canada in June 2014, where he immediately started working with Futsal Club Toronto in preparation for the 2014 CONCACAF Futsal Championship. He led the 1st team to three championships the following season: 2014/2015 Peel Halton Premier Futsal League, 2015 Ontario Provincial Futsal Cup, 2015 Canadian National Futsal Championship and the 2015/2016 Peel Halton Premier Futsal League.