National futsal glory for City of Peterborough girls

City of Peterborough Under 14 girls have been crowned champions of the inaugural Pokémon Futsal Youth Cup.

By Ben Jones
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 5:00 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 9:06 am
City of Peterborough U14 lift the trophy.
City of Peterborough U14 lift the trophy.

The side coached by Mark Plummer and Jade Ramm qualified for the national finals with two convincing victories in the regional finals in Norwich last month. Seeing off Coplestonians 5-2 and Anstey Nomads 4-0.

They continued their rich goalscoring form in the finals, which was hosted at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall campus.

City of Peterborough beat Marine Academy 6-0 in the semi-final and then completed the job with an impressive 5-2 win in the final over HRF Haringey Girls.

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Millie Marriott scored a hat-trick and a brace from Millie Bryony Brodie secured the trophy.

The success was the first national triumph for the City of Peterborough Fustal Centre.

The winning squad was: Tilly Want, Holly Plummer, Millie Marriott, Bryony Brodie, Francesca Hamer, Aisha Hamza, Gabriele Bielauskaite and Phoebe Cooper.

Over 1000 teams competed in the competition from all over England and spanning multiple age groups including both boys and girls teams from Under 10 all the way up to Under 16.

Louise Gear, The FA’s Head of Development commented: “The Pokémon Youth Futsal Cup is a fantastic competition and it has been great to see the quality and spirit on show throughout the different stages. The first full season of the Pokémon Youth Futsal Cup has been a big success due to the partnership with Pokémon and the efforts of all involved.”