The 13th annual Phoenix Cup was held at West Beach Parks Football Centre on Saturday, 4 December.
A big thank you to Football South Australia for hosting a fantastic day. Shout out to all the volunteers for making the event possible, First in Sports First Aid for donating their services, AH Trophies for the winners' awards, and Bedford's own hospitality team for keeping everyone fueled with delicious meals and coffee!
Tournament report by Football SA:
With an eight-team tournament, we witnessed some great competitive matches and all teams playing in the spirt of the tournament.
Franz Theodore, goalkeeper from Panorama United, was on fire and won the Golden Gloves title with the most saves, while Xavier Whyte, goalkeeper from United Abilities A, gets a notable mention with a stellar performance also.
Coach Robert Pederchino from United Abilities A took out the Spirit of the Tournament award after giving his shoes away to a player and coaching the whole day in socks.
Best & Fairest Runner up went to The Lions' Dylan Shore who showed plenty of flair and ability on the park. Player of the Tournament made playing the game look effortless with her speed, fast feet, and high-end ball skills and kicked a couple of goals in competitive conditions. Alysia Potts from Panorama United received an almighty cheer from the crowd when her name was announced as Best & Fairest winner.
Two players kicked eight goals - Ayden Brenton and Sam Mills, but it was Brenton from Bradleys Bettens Fun, Fitness & Friendship who won the Golden Boot when his team made it into the Grand Final match and he kicked the winning goal.
Bradley Bettens Fun, Fitness & Friendship team won the Championship against The Lions 1 v 0.