Immingham Pilgrims AFC competed in the Summer Sizzler @Futsal Leeds on Sunday 15th June, facing teams from Yorkshire & Manchester including the ever dominant outfit Sala Soccer School from Manchester.
We chose the Tournament to test and stretch the squad further, ensuring that the boys experience a new venue, sights and sounds along with new teams to continue with there growth in there important Golden Age of Development Years.
Following a very successful season in the League and Winter Cup in Hull, with both halves of the squad reaching the Semi’s and one half of the squad reaching the Final after a tough Champions League format beating off 10 teams from the Hull area on the way, what the boys needed was a fresh challenge – and did they get it.
After being second in the group all through the Tournament, being the only team in the Tournament to beat Sala Soccer School (4-2), the battling boys from Immingham lost out on the Final against Sala Soccer School by Goal Difference.
Both Immingham squads showed great spirit, tricks and skills competing with the best technical teams of there age around. If you want to be the best at Futsal, you have too play the best – and Immingham played the best alright.
Every player at the end of the tournament was red faced, with fuel tanks on empty admitting the games were the hardest they had played at Futsal. They all gave it there everything, and when asked did they enjoy themselves, the Coaches and parents received a resounding YES!
That was the best result of the day. Roll on the Futsal Season.
NB: If you live in Immingham area and want to know more about junior futsal in the area I have mark’s contact details.