Can She Kick It?

On Saturday 6 January, 44 girls’ teams from across Cumberland took part in the annual Cumberland FA Girls’ County Futsal Competition – with over 400 players in attendance throughout the course of the day.

Held at Sands Centre, Carlisle, the competition is a yearly event, which forms part of the FA’s National Futsal competition.

Winners at county level go on to represent Cumberland in the regional heats in May.

Saturday’s event formed the first of two county events in 2018’s competition, with group stage winners and subsequent semi-finalists confirmed following the day’s games.

All semi-finalists will now come together to play a day of finals on Sunday 25 February.

Congratulations to group winners in all age groups.

Under-10 Age Group

Group 1 Winner – Abbeytown JFC
Group 2 Winner – Stanwix Hornets JFC
Group 3 Winner – Unisun Athletic
Group 4 Winner – Castletown JFC

Under-12 Age Group
Group 1 Winner – Whitehaven AFC Blue
Group 2 Winner – Workington Red Diamonds
Group 3 Winner – Northbank JFC U12
Group 4 Winner – Northbank JFC 1970

Under-14 Age Group

Group 1 Winner – Workington Red Diamonds (Red)
Group 2 Winner – Allerdale Girls FC
Group 3 Winner – Castletown JFC
Group 4 Winner – Abbeytown JFC

Jess Nelson, Football Development Office at Cumberland FA, said: “This was the seventh year of delivering the County Futsal Competition, and each year it gets better.

“We’re really pleased with how Futsal has embedded itself as a form of winter football for our Cumbrian girls’ teams. Competitions like this give girls a great opportunity to come up against teams from all over the county.

“Well done to everyone who took part, particularly our referees and young leaders. We’re now looking forward to the semi-finals and finals on 25 February.”

For more information about girls’ football or Futsal in Cumberland, please contact Jess via jessica.nelson@cumberlandfa.com or call 01900 872310 (Ext. 221).