Bedford Griffins Futsal squad achieve promotion to Tier One

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The Bedford Griffins Futsal Squad
The Bedford Griffins Futsal squad Image: Image: Millie's Photography / Instagram: @millies_photography11

With success in the outside world of football, there’s also been success indoors as Bedford Griffins Futsal team won Tier Two South of the National Futsal Series, achieving promotion to the top tier of the WSS.

Winning nine out of their twelve league games, and scoring 107 goals, was enough to win the title ahead of Maidenhead United and the team will now go on to face the best sides in the country.

There will be a lot of travelling on the cards as Bedford Griffins will travel the length and breadth of the country with trips to Manchester and Birmingham alongside Gloucester and Portsmouth towards the south as the Griffins look for further success.

Coaches Carl Tappin and Megan Read reflected on what has been a brilliant season against all the odds.

“Bedford Futsal ladies have completed their fourth full season and in the last three years have won two league titles”, said Tappin.

“Earning promotion to the top tier is down to the hard work the team has put in over time. Their drive, determination and development has been such a great thing to be a part of and I’m delighted for all the girls.”

The achievement was made ever more sweet after the side missed out on promotion on goal difference last season, but the Women went one step further this season and will now look forward to the tougher challenge.

Bedford Griffins Futsal team celebrate scoring another goal
Image: Millie’s Photography / Instagram: @millies_photography11

“Promotion is something as a club we have spoken about for a few seasons now”, said Read.

“We knew it was possible, but we also knew it was going to take hard work. This season we wanted it more than ever after coming so close last year. After a long season of dedication, hard work and passion, to receive promotion is one of the greatest feelings.

“The coaches have worked tirelessly to put on sessions week in week out to prepare us for the games.

The player’s dedication has shone through this season. Our fans have travelled many many miles to support us at every game. I am so happy to be apart of this club and  I am beyond proud to be captain of this team and to take us into Tier One.”

Sponsors needed

As ever in the world of sport, when a side rises through the ranks, the costs escalate.

Achieving promotion to the top tier comes at a price and Bedford Futsal Club are now looking for sponsorship for the 2024/25 season.

The club are looking for shirt sponsors and also individual match day sponsors, allowing the team to travel to every game and compete in the country’s top tier in the world of futsal.

If you are in a position to help the side, please email the club directly at vamosgriffins@gmail.com.