Back o’ the net! YMCA “Sharks” 5-a-side beach football team held the eventual winners of the Northumberland FA: Tynemouth Beach 5-a-side 2016 Competition, to Nil-Nil until the dying seconds.

Whilst they didn’t take overall victory, the YMCA team won the respect the other squads as they battled their way into the final. John Wall (captain and part time fitness instructor at YMCA) was overjoyed: “the lads put in a tremendous effort, showed great team spirit and they deserved a shot at the final”.

The Team: (Back row left to right) Colin White, Daryl Bell, Alex Wright, Giles Idle, John Wall.
(Front row left to right) Josh Belford, Joe Bell, Jordan Bell.

We’d like to thank the whole team for helping us raise the profile of the work YMCA does for young people at risk of homelessness.

If you’ve got a passion and want to compete on behalf of YMCA, or share your skills with others, contact us about volunteering opportunities.