Afghani United win inaugural Futsal trophy
Afghani United were clear winners in Exeter City’s first ever One Game One Community five a side Futsal tournament on Sunday (30 March).
The event was organised by the Exeter City Supporters Trust backed One Game One Community Group, an initiative supported by Kick It Out. A regular outdoor summer tournament is held but this was the first time an indoor competition had been organised.
Players from local black and minority ethnic communities had been invited to participate at the event which was held in the University of Exeter Sports Hall.
United, whose players are all from an Afghani background, won every match to lift the inaugural trophy. The runners-up were Plymouth Hope representing a local charity which offers football opportunities to the wider community including under represented ethnic groups and asylum seekers.
Devon Lions, Devon’s gay friendly football team, took third place and Maiwand, another Afghan side from Exeter, won the fair play award.
The competition was supported by Exeter City Football in the Community, Devon FA, University of Exeter and the National Citizen Service (NCS).
Martin Weiler, Co-ordinator of the Exeter City One Game One Community Group, spoke after the event: “Yet again Exeter City has held a successful community event and helped widen participation in the beautiful game”