Dorset FA was proud to host its third Beach Soccer Cup at the Beautiful Canford Cliffs in Poole on Saturday 6th June. With a total of 15 teams competing, the scene was set for a very sunny and exciting day.
Beach Soccer is still a relatively new game for most of the participating teams; however it was fantastic to see a combination of both scratch and experienced players getting stuck into the beautiful game.
In the Men’s Competition, the matches began with a very exciting contest between Boscombe Polonia and Far Corfe FC, but Boscombe Polonia proved too strong and clinched victory. The standard was also high in the women’s competition where we saw some excellent displays of soccer by Team Bring It! and Wimborne Ladies FC.
However, Elite Soccer UK’s Kelly Snook stole the show by scoring a staggering 6 goals in 7 minutes, showcasing the brilliant developments in the women’s game. In the women’s final although Wimborne Ladies attempted a spirted comeback, it was not enough to stop Elite Soccer UK who overpowered a tiring Wimborne Ladies and claimed their secondary successive victory.
In the Men’s Cup Final there was an exciting contest between Boscombe Polonia and Sandowns Sociedad. But Sandowns Sociedad proved too strong and stole the show in an intense showdown.
Boscombe Polonia and Sandown Sociedad have both been invited to participate in the upcoming National Championship to be held in Poole on Sunday 30th August 2015.
The day also supported the development of more Beach Soccer Match Officials and the development of the sport in general.
Dorset FA would like to thank both the referees and volunteers who helped make the event an overriding success.
If you are interested in entering a team in any future adult beach soccer events this summer, please fill in attached form and return to Rosie Eggleston via: Rosie.Eggleston@DorsetFA.com