SG8 secure Futsal league crown

PUBLISHED: 12:25 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25 29 May 2013

SG8 manager Kenny Blair receives the league winners' trophy from league co-ordinator Jorden Gibson

SG8 manager Kenny Blair receives the league winners' trophy from league co-ordinator Jorden Gibson

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SG8 have been crowned champions of the FA Futsal Fives Royston league.

The team won all 12 of their matches in the competition to finish 11 points clear of runners-up Barkway and Barley.

Sunday was the final day of the season, and saw Kenny Blair, manager of SG8, presented with the trophy by league coordinator Jorden Gibson and Steve Jackson, chairman of Royston Town FC.

Futsal is the 5v5 football format that encourages player development with the use of different equipment and rules.

Popular worldwide, the fast paced nature of Futsal and the heavier weight of the ball means players are more involved in the game and have more touches improving their technique and decision making.

“The boys have really enjoyed Futsal, the standard in the league is decent and there are some good teams in there,” said Blair.

“Most of the SG8 team know each other because we play for the Royston Town FC A Team on Saturdays, and when the opportunity came up to try Futsal we thought we’d give it a go.

“A lot of the boys have said it’s really helped their 11-a-side game, and I know a few of them would like to take their Futsal on and play the game at a higher level.”

Barkway and Barley also received an award for finishing second, while Jorden Hall of Royston Rovers picked up the prize for top goalscorer.

The Royston FA Futsal Fives league is played at Royston Leisure Centre on Sunday evenings.

If you’re interested in taking part in the next season, call or text 07944 460065, or email fafutsalfives@hertfordshirefa.com.

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