Colne FC were recipients of Burnley College’s first Futsal Trophy after competing against three other local children’s football clubs at the inaugural Futsal Tournament held at Fitness Evolution.
The four Under-nines teams represented Padiham FC, Colne FC, Barnoldswick Town FC and Football Evolution, with Colne and Barnoldswick FC playing against each other in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the finals.
Futsal – five-a-side football played on a hard court indoors – is a growing sport particularly in primary schools. The Futsal event is the first held by Fitness Evolution, the award-winning gym and fitness facility at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, with the intention of boosting participation in Futsal and creating a hub in the North of England.
Endrit Shehu, who coaches football at the College’s successful Academy of Sport programme and Preston North End FC, said:
‘Congratulations to Colne FC’s under-nines, first winners of the Burnley College Futsal trophy. The penalty shoot-out made for an exciting end to an exciting tournament which has provided summer holiday fun in the community and improved the young footballers’ technical ability and skills.
‘As a College, we are constantly investing and improving our sports facilities and training, offering the very best environment for talented athletes to enhance their skills and reach optimum performance. Our Elite Athlete programme and Academy of Sport are producing international athletes who are taking advantage of our specialist strength and conditioning coaching alongside the very best professional performance monitoring equipment in our Academy Training Laboratory.’
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