MORE than 150 youngsters took part in the first annual West London Futsal Cup at the Moberly Sports Centre, Kensal Rise.
For many, Saturday's event, hosted by West London Futsal Club, was their first exposure to the game - a form of indoor five-a-side football - but the level of play was of a very high standard and the players all gave an excellent account of themselves.
In the morning, the Girls U16 final saw Sacred Heart from Hammersmith play Camden-based Fitzrovia, a game which went to penalties before Nathalie Zajaczkowski slotted home to give Sacred Heart the cup.
The Boys U12 final saw the Futsal novices of Greenford Celtic narrowly edge out the young West London Futsal Club in a penalty shoot out. The score was 1-1 at full-time when Daniel Rodrigues rescued WLFC with a rocket of a strike to take the game to penalties.
In the afternoon, West London Futsal won the Boys U14 final on sudden death penalties against Westbourne Park Samba Street Soccer, after being tied 2-2 at the whistle. Each player was on their third penalty before the win was finally secured by Fabio Nunes.
The U16 event featured a tightly contested semi-final between FC Edmonton and Stanmore Kodak, which Stanmore won 2-1 after trailing. Stanmore then took the lead in the final before Brentford equalised and subsequently won in the dying seconds of the game.
Acton U14s and Claremont High School in Harrow also took part in the tournament but did not qualify for the final stages.