Well done to our U9 (21/22) players who pulled a team together last minute to play in the Elite Development Coaching Football Festival yesterday and made it through to the final.
Coach Rachel said:
“Just when we had started our break from football over the holidays, I got a message asking if we could get a team together for a tournament to cover a team who had dropped out.
Between all 3 of our U9 teams, we took the only players that were available and they gave it their all. Being a mixed team that hadn’t played together as one team before we weren’t expecting to progress through the tournament.
The team put the work in throughout the group games, finishing second place in the groups, and earning themselves a place in the quarter-finals.
The quarter & semi-finals consisted of a draw, golden goal, and penalty shootouts where the team was successful in securing their place in the finals.
With only a minute to go in the final, the opposition team equalised which saw us go through another round of golden goals and penalty shootouts.
The team finished as runners-up today, only just missing out on a one-goal difference between the penalties. Well done to the winner’s Mile Oak 👏🏻
I am so proud of what they achieved today, given the circumstances of having to get a team together last minute and not playing in their usual teams.
Overall, there was some great passing, communication, defending, goals and assists today.
Well done team 👏🏻⚽️”