A kids' futsal tournament in Stevenage has raised £1,000 for Stevenage Community Trust.

Eleven teams enjoyed some thrilling matches in the inaugural Stevenage Community Trust Cup, held on Saturday, July 1 for under 9s and under 11s.

Five under 9s teams took part in the morning tournament, with Hitchin Town, Bedwell Rangers and Stevenage Futsal all among the participants and Street Futsal Club running out as winners.

The Comet: Street Futsal Club took home the Under 9s trophy.Street Futsal Club took home the Under 9s trophy. (Image: Stevenage Futsal)

Then, in the afternoon, Stevenage Borough Juniors, Stevenage Futsal, Welwyn Pegasus, Letchworth Garden City Eagles and NL Hawks competed in the under 11s tournament, with Stoke Hammond taking home the title.

The tournaments were organised by Stevenage Futsal and James Donkin, founder of the club, told the Comet: "It was a cracking event that had loads of good feedback from players and parents alike, and really demonstrated that we can couple our passion for the sport with helping those in need in our community.

"We are already under way with planning for our next event, alongside our current kit sales that are raising funds for the Stevenage Community Trust.

The Comet: Eleven teams took part in the Stevenage Community Trust Cup.Eleven teams took part in the Stevenage Community Trust Cup. (Image: Stevenage Futsal)

"A special mention must go to Lincoln’s Tyres and Go Fiit Nutrition, who both sponsored the event, and to local business KC Sports who supplied the match balls and silverware for the winning teams."

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James confirmed that the final sum raised was £1,000, going to Stevenage Community Trust, which provides funding and support to charitable organisations and people in need.

Stevenage Futsal was founded in 2020, and offers sessions for children of all ages, as well as running adult men's and women's teams.