THE UNIVERSITY of York’s Futsal club picked up their first piece of silverware in their nine-year history after becoming the York Futsal Premier League champions.
The club, which is the oldest in the country, beat competition from several teams for the league title, finishing the season 15 points ahead of other teams on the table. However, it was not until the later stages of the competition that York’s superiority shone through, as they fought out a tight race with local rivals Selby United . A late run of form, which ended with a brilliant 14-goal victory over Tang Hall, clinched them their first league title, ending the season with only one defeat in 12 games.
Several players shone throughout the season, including team captain Jonny McWilliams, whose inspirational performances and 12 goals in 10 games led to him picking up the York League Player of the Year award. Credit must also be given to Saul Hubbard who was named Players’ Player of the Year for 2007.