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Everton claim PL National Futsal Finals double

24/02/2016
Everton celebrate the U12 Futsal Finals title

Toffees win in U9 and U12 categories; Spurs and Man City also triumph at finals in Birmingham

Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur were crowned champions at the 2016 Premier League National Futsal Finals, which took place in Birmingham in February.

A total of 32 teams participated in four age groups at the Birmingham Futsal Arena, having made it through their regional qualifiers.

Everton were overall winners in the Under-9 and Under-12 categories, beating Derby County and Norwich City in the respective finals.

Man City Under-10s beat Aston Villa in the final of the Under-10s while Spurs triumphed over Chelsea in the final of the Under-11 competition.

Manchester City in action on the way to becoming U10 champions
Manchester City in action on the way to becoming U10 champions

As well as matches that produced plenty of quality and entertainment, players also received a visit from the Premier League Trophy and Match Attax.

Futsal is a five-a-side game that helps develop close control, on-pitch intelligence and movement off the ball, and it has become an important part of the Premier League’s Youth Development programme since the League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was introduced in 2012.

The EPPP is a long-term strategy designed to take Youth Development to the next level, giving more opportunities for players of all ages, from grassroots to the very top of the English game. 

The League has been running national tournaments for several years and past tournaments have featured many who now play in the Under-18 and Under-21 Premier League such Isaiah Brown (Chelsea), Ryan Ledson (Everton) and Patrick Roberts (Man City).

Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea in the Under-11 final
Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea in the Under-11 final

Premier League National Futsal Finals 2016

Under-9s
Winners Everton. Runners-up Derby County. Plate winners Liverpool.

Under-10s
Winners Manchester City. Runners-up Aston Villa. Plate winners Derby County.

Under-11s
Winners Tottenham Hotspur. Runners-up Chelsea. Plate winners Newcastle United.

Under-12s
Winners Everton. Runners-up Norwich City. Plate winners Chelsea.

Everton also won the Under-9 title, while Liverpool were the plate winners
Everton also won the Under-9 title, while Liverpool were the plate winners

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