“Youth Lions” win the first ever Lions FUTSAL Tournament !
We as a club are always looking for more opportunities to play football. Charles our vice president came up with the idea to organize a futsal tournament. He together with Azz managed to find the venue of the official home ground of the Shanghai Futsal club who are playing in the Chinese National Competition. Of course in winter time futsal is a great way to stay fit and with more and more pollution concerns nowadays it can be a part of our trainings.
The venue was great and we had two Lions youth teams and two Japanese teams (Japan FC and Super 48) plus our own veterans battling it out ! after 4 group games for each team we got a semi final Young Lions A vs Young Lions B. Young Lions A were sharp on the counter and won by 3-0. The other finalist would come from the winner of Japan vs Lions Veterans. It ended 0-0 so the decision would be made by one on one, great entertainment as a few players slipped and missed and a few players scored, in the end the penalty of our President (a chip over the helpless Japanese keeper) and Adam (low shot in the corner) gave us the edge. So it was an all Lions final. The youngster played well and took home the gold medal. All in All a great experience and everybody enjoyed it ! Sure we will organize more Lions events like that !