By Richard Peers
The inaugural British Football School Rosinka Cup took place on June 27th as the Rosinka Sports Centre played host to teams from the west of Moscow. This community event saw both boys and girls between the ages of 5-13 play a whole day of football and also raised money for a Mitino Detskiy Dom through the charity FlagDobra.ru
Five British Football School teams were in action. BFC City, BFC Athletic, BFC Rovers, and then British Football Clubâs two newest teams â BFC Vixens and BFC Union â who were both playing their in their first matches together.
Tournament organiser Richard Peers from British Football School said, âit was a small but exciting tournament to be involved with. The play was fast paced and the supportive parents saw many good individual and team performances. They were treated to not only many goals but competitive football that was played in a fun and fair manner. A special mention should go to the girlsâ only team BFC Vixens, who despite this being their first competitive football experience (and especially playing against the boys!!), managed to secure a draw against a stronger team from ISM Rosinka.
The tournament winners included:
Division 1 â ISM Bulldogs and BFC City (joint winners)
Division 2 â BFC Athletic
Division 3 â ISM Bears
British Football Club has been developed from the model of a youth football club in the UK. The football club offers children aged 5 to 13 living in Moscow the opportunity to receive training from British professional throughout the 2015/16 season (August 2015 to June 2016). The club has a number of teams so that their players can play more structured football with their friends and develop their football skills and abilities against children of their own age (some age groups even have two teams).
British Football Club will run a free day of training on Sunday 6th September at the International School of Moscow, Krylatskaya 12.