Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Futsal News: The Day Was a Huge Success!

[caption id="attachment_6895" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Final match in Smiths News Futsal tournament The Final match! Now read on to find out more...[/caption]

At last we have the news you've been waiting for, how everyone fared in the Futsal tournament! Laura Morris - our very own "Match of the Day" reporter and Futsal team player - gives us the insider's view of the day's events...

Last Sunday 26 teams from across the Group took part in our first ever Community Link-Up Futsal Tournament.

The day was a huge success, with teams getting very competitive to get through their Group stages!

The semi-finals were really exciting, with Team JB drawing 3-3 against The Conslaughter ‘Em and narrowly missing out on a penalty shoot-out. Borehamwood’s BG1 were the victors of their semi, meaning it was a Smiths News vs The Consortium final. After a close match, The Consortium proved themselves the better team and took the Group Futsal Tournament 2013 title.

[caption id="attachment_6896" align="alignright" width="300"]The Bend It Like Beckham Girls! The Bend It Like Beckham Girls![/caption]

The all-girls team from Rowan House – ‘Bend It Like Beckham Girls’ – weren’t quite as fortunate, but they had lots of support from the other teams. Desperate to get off the mark, Laura Morris managed to put one in the back of the net for the girls in their last game!

Jon Bunting hosted the event and said:

‘It was a really competitive but fun day, and brilliant to see so many colleagues Linking–Up from across the Group.’

There were several trophies awarded at the end of the tournament:

[caption id="attachment_6897" align="alignright" width="300"]The runners up - BG1 The runners up - BG1[/caption]

Winning team: The Conslaughter 'Em (The Consortium)
Runners Up: BG1 (SN, Borehamwood)

Best Dressed Team: Bend It Like Beckham Girls (Rowan House) for their pink t-shirts
Most Competitive Team: The Misfits (Rowan House) – some very competitive play was reported by the referees!
Best Team Name: Twilightfully Good (SN, Birmingham)
Fair Play Award: The Smiths Destroyers (SN, Peterborough) – for their positive attitude and perseverance, they conceded 33 goals and scored 1 in Group stages!
Golden Boot: Team JB (Rowan House) – this was for most goals scored in Group stages.

[caption id="attachment_6898" align="aligncenter" width="640"]We won the cup! We won the cup![/caption]

Congratulations to The Conslaughter 'Em! Now, who's going to take them on next year? Start training now!

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive12 October 2013 at 13:46

    I think this is a record for the most number of Smiths News locations involved in one event? Well done on what looked like an enjoyable day for all taking part.