Boys Futsal Team compete in the Futsal Tournament

Boys Futsal Team compete in the South Lincolnshire Futsal Tournament

Our Under 14 boys football team travelled to Boston on a damp and chilly afternoon last term to represent Giles Academy at the South Lincolnshire School Sport Association Futsal tournament, which was hosted by Haven High Academy.

Futsal is similar to 5-a-side indoor football but uses a smaller and heavier ball making it a fast paced and skilful game. Playing Futsal can also develop close control ball techniques which can improve performance when playing traditional football.

There was stiff competition overall as there were thirteen teams taking part in the tournament. They did not let the adverse conditions get them down and they consistently delivered resilient and commendable performances by finishing second place in their group and fourth place overall.

Standout moments in the tournament included an excellent 3-1 triumph against Bourne Academy and another hard-fought 2-1 victory against Bourne Grammar School.

Special mentions go to Lucas Taylor, who was awarded the Coach’s Player of the Tournament, and George Skipworth who was the Player’s Player of the Tournament as their individual contributions were integral to the team’s success.

Mr Reed, Head of PE said “I would like to extend my congratulations to the team for their outstanding performances. They demonstrated that we have a talented group of players, especially when seven of the players from the nine-member squad were playing one year above their designated age group.”

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