The showcase finale of the Adam Heslop Cup is taking place at North Bridge Leisure Centre on Thursday 29th June.
The tournament was named after Adam as he is a well-known FC Halifax Town supporter and a regular at home and away games. The 21-year-old is a sufferer of a muscular condition called Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome.
The tournament, now in its third year and supported with funding from The National League Trust, Community Sponsors, RSA and FC Halifax Town, is open to primary schools, specifically boys and girls in the year six age group and provides the opportunity for budding football stars to play the exciting game of Futsal, a fast moving 5-a-side game of South American origin.
Schools competing this year include, last year’s winners, Copley Primary School along with, Carr Green, Abbey Park Academy, All Saints, Withinfields, St. Augustine’s, Warley Road, St. Joseph’s, Old Earth, Savile Park, Sowerby Village and Parkinson Lane.
FC Halifax Town have been delivering futsal coaching to the 9-11 years age group in schools. This tournament is the culmination of that coaching programme.
First team players or management will be representing FC Halifax Town and presenting the awards to tournament winners and participants.
Steve Nichol, Head of Youth, Junior and Community Football Development said: “I’m a firm believer in the sport of Futsal and its properties as a development tool for young players and this event is a good opportunity to develop the game in the area and offer something a little different.
“It is an ideal game for schools, it is highly effective for children aged 5-16 years old and is best played on surfaces such as a school hall, gym or tarmac playgrounds.
“The design of the ball is such that it has a reduced rebound thus encouraging the development of close control and passing, where individual skill and creativity is maximised.”
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