It was a chilly morning. But that had little effect on the mood as lovers of the beautiful game enthusiastically converged on Wentworth Arenas to participate in the first ever REAL MEN HAMILTON soccer tournament.
The teams were split into two groups for the first round of matches. Teams ranged in skill level from very experienced to newly formed. Teams in each group played against each other. A win scored a team 3 points. At the end of the first round, the top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals advanced to the finals.
The tournament delivered a great mix of high level games and fun match-ups. There was no shortage of talent on display. The top scorer was Roberto from Fusion. His many goals won him a Brazuca (the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup). Fusion, the winners in the end, played a flawless tournament. They were without a doubt the most polished and skilled team in the tournament. They faced Men United, another strong team, in the final and emerged victorious with a 1-0 win. They were a delight to watch.
Check out our smugmug page for more photos of the event. Expect a second tournament next year. It will be bigger and better in every regard.