Youth teams bring Futsal season to thrilling climax

Thursday 03 Jul 2014
The FA Youth Futsal Festival was held in Birmingham's Futsal Arena
A hectic and enthralling Futsal season was brought to an end in Birmingham last weekend at The FA National Youth Futsal Festival.

Teams from across the country headed to the Midlands to contest the U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 competitions, with a total of 86 teams vying for the right to be crowned as national champions.

Action between Streetly and Guildford Saints at The FA Youth Futsal Festival.

Action at the Festival between Streetly Academy and Guildford Saints in the U16s final

 

The two days of the Festival featured some fast and entertaining games of Futsal with over 600 goals scored in just under 200 games.

All age categories started off with an initial group stage, before the top two teams in each group qualified to play in the knock-out stages before it was onto the respective finals. 

And it was the knock-out stages that served up most of the drama, with eight of the 16 semi-finals going to a penalty shoot-out to bring a thrilling seven hours of Futsal to an end.

It did not end there, as when the final games were played on Sunday afternoon, the results were as follows:

U10 Boys: Escolla Futsal Club 0-2 Marston Saints
U10 Girls: West Ham United Ladies 1-3 Leicester City Girls
U12 Boys: Hampton School 2-3 Walsall Academy
U12 Girls: Bishop Stortford 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
U14 Boys: The Howard School 2-2 Blidworth SR
U14 Girls: Rainham School for Girls 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
U16 Boys: The Streetly Academy 0-1 Guildford Saints
U16 Girls: South Park Rangers 1-1 Cosby United
U19 Boys: Oxford Futsal 4-1 Accrington & Rossendale College
U19 Girls: Hartlepool Sixth Form College – Group Winner

Click here to see all of Saturday's results.
Click here to see all of Sunday's results.

By FA Staff