National League News
Isle of Wight Beach Soccer Dominate Nationals to become Men’s Champions of England.
The first Men’s National League Super Finals in two years took place at the weekend at Loxford Park in London and it was the Isle of Wight men’s team managed by Caymen Collins who dominated proceedings defeating Eastleigh in the final managed by Paul Darke and England’s Joe Maxwell 7v1 with goals for the Island coming from Scott Lawson x2, Reanu Grossett x2, Tommy Jackson, Jaz Camara and Nathan Demitrius Franklin with Jake Younie scoring for Eastleigh.
Its been team Isle of Wight who have been in pole position in 2021 winning their third trophy of the season and being crowned champions of England with players Tommy Jackson winning the Goal Keepers Golden glove award and Reanu Grossett with the Most Valuable Players award sponsored by Elite Soccer UK.
The Isle of Wight Skippered by England’s Caymen Collins were just to strong for all other teams this season seeing them dominate from start to finish and bolstered by a full squad with the key introduction of England teammate Aaron Clarke recent shortlisted in the world best men’s BSWW players along with a team full of youngsters from the IWBSA youth development leagues with Callum Pye-Poulter, Charlie Millward, Tom Gradvoinet and Dexter Collins winning their first national league titles and local London player Nathan Demitrius Franklin getting his hand on his first trophy too.
A special moment for the Islands Scott Lawson who made it four straight national titles with teammate Jaz Camara making it three in a row.
Special mentioned to Steve Black of Portsmouth who have had an up and down season with players but continue to be a force in beach soccer in England taking the bronze medals.
It was also a special moment for well known FIFA Referee Torsten Gunther who has announced his retirement from the sport he has given so much too, recently returned from the World Cup in Russia Gunther supported by England Head of Referees officiated the national finals effortlessly with no one card hand out and both referees taking control of affair from the first whistle and at the final whistle seeing Gunther the close the event with his retirement and presenting the trophy to the winning team.