On Saturday 7th April, over 480 children travelled to Hertfordshire University's Sports Village to take part in the Hertfordshire FA Futsal Cup.
There were over 40 teams in search of Futsal glory, across 4 different age groups, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Each age group consisted of a Boys and a Girls group, in which teams would play each other once in a league format, with the group leaders securing the Cup.
U10 Boys: Futsal Royston
U10 Girls: Hitchin Belles
U12 Boys: Pro Futsal London
U12 Girls: Garston Ladies
U14 Boys: Pro Futsal London
U14 Girls: Watford Ladies FC
U16 Boys: Ware FC
U16 Girls: Garston Ladies
The Hertfordshire FA staff oversaw six hours of Futsal on the day and it’s fair to say they were impressed with the level of skill on display. Most importantly, it was clear to see that all involved enjoyed what was a very special day for Futsal in the County:
"On behalf of Berkhamsted Raiders, I want to thank you and everyone at Herts FA for putting on a great Futsal Festival over the weekend. All of our players and Managers loved the experience and it has fuelled even more passion for the game within the club. We are now looking to push more coaches through the Futsal Level 1 and a few of us will be aiming to complete the Futsal Level 2 within the next couple of months, so we look forward to being part of the competition next year." - Berkhamsted Raiders
"A very well tournament. If you can pass our thanks to any others involved. We look forward to representing Herts at the Regionals!" - Hitchin Belles U10s
"Thanks to all staff and officials on the day!" - Tring Tornadoes via Twitter
"Our thanks to team @HertfordshireFA for their hard work yesterday & the Refs who have did a fantastic job at the Herts Futsal Cup Games." - Futsal Royston via Twitter
"Thank you to Hertfordshire FA for organising such a great tournament!" - Hitchin Belles Youth FC via Twitter
Congratulations to everyone that took part and good luck to all group winners who will be representing the Hertfordshire Football Association at the Regional Finals in May!