FC Ballers the new champsPREVIOUS HOLDERS Afghan United were edged out in a tight final of Exeter City’s One Game One Community Futsal tournament at the University of Exeter Sports Centre on Sunday.
The new champions are FC Ballers, a group of friends from Exeter and East Devon who formed a team especially for the competition. They won the final 2-1.
The third place play-off winners were Kurdish FC, who beat South Devon's 99 Problems 4-2. The Kurds also took the tournament Fair Play award.
The trophies and medals were presented by members of the Amir family from Exeter, Fatima (9), Sakina (7) and Sayed (5).
Among the teams not making it out of the group stages were last year’s winners, Devon Lions, the County’s first openly gay-friendly football team.
The tournament, the third to be held, was organised by Exeter City Football in the Community and has been supported by the University of Exeter, Devon FA and the Exeter City Supporters' Trust and its One Game One Community Group.
Entries were particularly sought from local black and minority ethnic players and other community teams. The annual summer community 6-a-side tournament will be held on Sunday 3rd July. For more information and to register a team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exeter City One Game One Community group is part of the national Kick it Out campaign which aims to address all types of discrimination in football including race, disability, age, religion and sexual orientation.