The 23rd edition of UK Super Cup Championships sponsored by Forza showcased the best beach soccer talent from across the UK. The UK's longest standing tournament since 2001 with the famous sand made trophies designed and made by artist Jeff Dyson were once again up for grabs with the men's defending Champions Portsmouth BSC not ready to give up the Super Cup trophy after last years impressive championship win.
The men's super cup split across Groups A and B were close fought sand battles with new team High Park enjoying their debut on the sand. IWBSA u23 were impressive and despite not qualifying out of the group phase played some impressive beach soccer with the team largely made up of players from the recent u18 team that traveled to the Madjer Youth Cup in Portugal.
One of the tournament favorites WKR Santos led by England's Tom Oneils stormed the group phase winning all three matches picking up maximum points defeating former Champions Portsmouth along with the way. Despite defeat Steve Blacks Portsmouth team filled with experience managed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Long time standing club Ryde Sports now in their 18th year led by former England Keeper Rob Love and veteran Harry Groves are always a team to be aware of and in recent years made the Super Cup final, despite a win and a closely fought match with TAB BSC losing 5v4 the team fell short at the group phase with the senior men's Isle of Wight team taking top spot powering to the semi finals with TAB BSC in second place who despite being on the end of a heavy defeat from the Isle of Wight losing 9v1 they manged to regroup defeat both Ryde Sports and High Park to take the final and fourth semi final berth where they would face WKR Santos.
Semi-final one saw WKR Santos defeat TAB BSC 4v2 with Tom Oneils team looking in fine form with a fourth straight win and looking to put their recent defeat to IWBSA at the Elite Men's cup finl earlier in the year behind them and make amends, no strangers to the Super Cup and previous winners under Kevin Oneil father to Tom who had a long reign as WKR Manager which saw the team qualify for the BSWW Euro Winners Cup in 2016.
Semi-final two saw current Champions Portsmouth BSC face the Isle of Wight both teams full of experience with IWBSA bolstered by the appearance of England captain Aaron Clarke and international Reanu Grossett.
IWBSA Captained by Tommy Jackson showed real class edging the semi final 3v1 and showing why the Isle of Wight have won the past five major elite championships stepping into the final to face WKR Santos and ready to make it six.
The final started between two in form teams, WKR Santos and the Isle of Wight (IWBSA) both teams landing in the final with four impressive wins behind them, but someones winning streak had to go and it was the Isle of Wight who proved to strong for WKR Santos despite an early tense and close affair the Isle of Wight team powered to victory with Josh Younie and Scott Lawson working hard across the sand for the team with Aaron Clarke, Reanu Grossett, James Temple and Caymen Collins showing why they are England Internationals and with emerging talents Callum Pye-Poulter and Tom Grandvoinet fresh from the Euro Winners Cup eyeing international caps.
Final score 6v2 to the Isle of Wight with captain Tommy Jackson who was in fine form and arguably one of Europe's best beach soccer goal keepers making a statement of why he's England's number one guiding the Isle of Wight to Super Cup victory and heading into Europe in 2024 as the in form Champions of England and the United Kingdom.