College students through to FA People’s Cup final

Congratulations to the College’s futsal team who are now in a great position to win the FA People’s Cup final tournament, and lift the trophy at this year’s Wembley FA Cup final.

Led by Captain Truan Taylor, the team only conceded one goal in their three-games against Hartpury College at the semi-final last week.

South-west regional semi-final results:

Cirencester 1 – 1 Hartpury

Cirencester 4 – 0 Hartpury

Cirencester 2 – 0 Hartpury

Futsal is a fast-paced, typically five-a-side, game of football played on an indoor pitch. Football legends such as Ronaldo, Messi, and Pele honed their game playing the sport.

Now seven of our College students will follow in their footsteps, including: Alex Turland, Harry Wadey, Jack Hughes, Jimmy Seager, Rob Haines, and Sam Jenkins and Captain Truan Taylor. Due to competition rules only two academy, or semi-professional players, are allowed to compete in FA Peoples Cup and so players came from a range of A-level programmes.

Speaking about the group’s success, Sports Engagement Officer Jess Huddleston said: “I’m really pleased with the way the team performed,” adding “the players all conducted themselves with absolute professionalism, both on and off the pitch, despite competing with new rules on the day. The players exceeded all expectations and I’m very proud of their accomplishments.”

The final round of the FA People’s Cup will be held at St Georges Park in Burton upon Trent in April. The date will be announced following the completion of the remaining regional semi-finals.

If you would like more information about this story or enrichment activities please contact izaac.cole@cirencester.ac.uk.