Brunel University hosted the first ever ISFA Girls Futsal as 9 schools participated in the U13 age group. The teams were split into two groups and it was Kingston Grammar School got off to a great start and maintained their run of victories to top Group A and they were joined by Colfes School in the semi-finals. In group B Ardingly set the pace winning all three of their group games, whilst City Of London finished second to also make the semi-final stage.
Both semi-finals were very competitive and close, and it was the group winners who managed to secure their place in the final with both teams securing 2-0 victories. The final proved to be a very tense affair with some excellent futsal being played, both goal keepers made some crucial saves, but it was Ardingly who managed to break the deadlock and score the winner 3 minutes from time. Ardingly managed to hold onto the advantage in a tense finish and were crowned champions.
Tournament organiser Martyn Hall was delighted with the success of the day, commenting “I have been looking forward to getting the girls involved in the ISFA Futsal competitions and they didn’t disappoint. The standard of futsal improved throughout the day and that both competitions were so close is a great advert for school futsal. It was a fantastic to see over 150 girls playing competitive futsal, many for the first time. A big thank you for the students and staff that participated, the officials, Go4Goal Futsal and Brunel University”.