Search

Football: Feast of football enjoyed as Powerleague Shoreditch hosts Neymar Jr's Five London qualifier

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 April 2018

The Neymar Jr's Five held a London qualifier at Powerleague Shoreditch (pic: Pitch)

The Neymar Jr's Five held a London qualifier at Powerleague Shoreditch (pic: Pitch)

Archant

A festival of football was witnessed at Powerleague Shoreditch as Neymar Jr’s Five returned for its London qualifier.

After a hatful of exciting matches at the regional qualifier, King K5s triumphed and will now go on to the National Finals later this year.

Kings K5s have been playing together since 2014 and that told as they were flawless on their way to winning the tournament.

Playing some lovely, flowing football, they conceded just one goal all tournament and ended up cruising to a 5-0 win in the final.

With their spirits high, Kings K5s will now travel to Birmingham in May to challenge the best five-a-side teams the county has to offer.

Winners of the national final in Birmingham will then go onto Brazil to take on teams from 62 countries around the world and meet the man himself, Neymar Jr.

“We are all massively happy. This tournament was another opportunity to showcase our talent on a national stage,” said Kings K5s captain Helge Orome.

“We’ve built up a big reputation through various successes at tournaments like Nike Last Stand, Adidas Tango League and even in America.

“Heading to the nationals will be very interesting; there are some top teams, but I am sure if we play with the same quality and consistency we have a very good chance of getting to Brazil (for the world finals). We have a very talented group of boys.”

“Meeting Neymar would be an absolute dream — he’s an idol for me!”

Their team certainly has more than enough pedigree to succeed at the nationals and head to Brazil.

Orome himself has represented Ivory Coast at under-23 level, while other teammates have played for the prestigious Nike Academy and one currently plays for Hashtag United, the biggest YouTube footballing side in the UK.

Kings K5s will hope that pedigree proves handy as they tackle the best in the country in Birmingham later this year.

And if the Kings K5s squad are to make it through from the nationals and reach the world stage in Brazil later in the year, they will look back at where it all started at the Powerleague Shoreditch.

The Neymar Jr’s Five competition is supported by Red Bull. To sign up for the next London regional, visit neymarjrsfive.com/en/GB.

Latest East London Sports News

The popular centre back, who scored his eighth goal of the season on Friday, looked ahead to Monday’s huge game at Solihull Moors

The Hammers led twice through Antonio and Perez but it was not enough to take all three Premier League points

08:46

Essex batsman Varun Chopra had mixed emotions after their Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Middlesex at Chelmsford.

07:00

Old wounds came to the surface at the Copper Box on Friday to give an unexpected edge to Great Britain’s Fed Cup play-off against Kazakhstan this weekend.

Yesterday, 19:30

Middlesex opened their Royal London One-day Cup campaign with an exciting 38-run victory over Essex at Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 18:30

A crowd of 6,665 watched Justin Edinburgh’s team take another big step towards winning the National League title

Yesterday, 11:00

Pupils were part of a 60-strong group that took part in event earlier this month

PROMOTED CONTENT

All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Live

18:30

The popular centre back, who scored his eighth goal of the season on Friday, looked ahead to Monday’s huge game at Solihull Moors

View Live

Breaking news

18:30

The popular centre back, who scored his eighth goal of the season on Friday, looked ahead to Monday’s huge game at Solihull Moors

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists