Council's 5-a-side team are national champs
By elsawill | Monday, July 02, 2012, 17:47
North East Lincolnshire Council won the national Local Authority Five a side football competition on Saturday June 23 beating Liverpool in the final.
North East Lincolnshire Council winning 5-a-side team: Back Row: Adams Manson, Gary Precious, Kris Cook, Tom Johnston and Peter Schofield. Front Row: Paul Goodhand, Glyn Cook (Manager), David Soames and Matthew Payne
The team won their group by winning all six games, playing teams from Manchester, Liverpool, Southend and Wolverhampton.
The final was won by beating Sefton, Liverpool, who were last years champions, 5-2.
Councillor Mick Burnett, portfolio holder for tourism and culture said:
"This is a fantastic achievement. It's great that we have social teams like this where staff represent the authority at a national level in their spare time. I already knew that we had talented staff but who knew we were so great at football? Well done to all who took part".