The 5th Inter-Faith football tournament organised by Community Football Academy had the world cup theme and spirit going with all the flags of the represented countries on show and the participating teams represented the various nations at Judgemeadow Community College on Sunday 6th June attracted over 21 teams over the two age groups from all over Leicester the bad weather didn’t stop the kids from playing in this event.
Race, religion and culture was put aside everyone was united in the name of football.
The u11s was won by a team from oadby FC Amateurs who were a well disciplined team who beat a mosque team from Evington (Umar Boys) 3-1 on penalties after end of play it was all level at 1-1.
The u13s event was won by Muhajireen FC mosque team from spinney hill who played some of the best football of the tournament and obviously the best team of the tournament.
The competition was very tough at this age group with teams from SYPP from saffron lane losing on penalties in the s/final and Judge FC getting outplayed in the semis but the main winner on the day was all the kids who battled it out on the day.
The main event Leicestershire Constabulary officers from Spinneyhill & keyham lane playing against a team of CFA/Religious Leaders was played in good spirit & sportsmanship, the Police won 6-0 one of there best ever performance in 5 years.
The CFA/Religious team having no proper defenders in the team it was a makeshift defence who could not handle the Police who were winning 4-0 at half time, with the second half some pride was restored with some excellent team play and pressure from the CFA team but the goals just wouldn’t come.
Overall end of the day the main winner was football, were everyone just wanted fun and play the sport there all love and live out the dream of the world cup.
Events like these builds community spirit, helps break down barriers and raises awareness of the diverse community on what people can be proud off.