It may only be days into pre-season, but West Ham United Community Sports Trust already have success to celebrate, in the distinguished shape of the boys' Under-14 National Futsal Champions.
A partner school of the Hammers' community department, Eastbury Comprehensive went unbeaten throughout Sunday's finals at Birmingham's National Futsal Centre, before seeing off St John Fisher Catholic College 2-0 to lift the trophy.
The year nine side, led by Physical Education teacher Mr Lloyd Wood, qualified from the Essex tournament in April as champions, before sailing through June's regionals in similar style.
Having fallen at the quarter-final stage in each of the past two seasons, Sunday's triumph was some three years in the making and Mr Wood is thrilled that his charges' dedication has paid off.
"I am delighted for the boys, as we have been nearly-men for the last two years," he told whufc.com. "I have always recognised their talent and commitment so I am overjoyed that this has now received national recognition - particularly within Futsal, which is such a technical and skilful game.
"I hope that this will be the catalyst for more success next year, as a futsal team, as an 11-a-side team but also academically for the boys."
The Barking-based school kicked off proceedings with comprehensive 4-1 and 5-1 wins, before a 2-2 draw left them needing victory in their final group game to guarantee their progress.
Fortunately, a slender 3-2 success saw them into the last four, where golden boot winner Mark Omotobora netted five of his eleven goals to fire Eastbury into a final showdown. It was left to Daniel Cheema and the outstanding Omotobora to seal glory in the final, crowning a thoroughly successful day's work in the midlands.
Eastbury Comprehensive have a longstanding relationship with the Hammers' Community Sports Trust, one that has been stepped up considerably in the last six months.
No fewer than 36 of the school's pupils have participated in the Trust's delivery of the Junior Football Leaders Award, while they are also set to become a 'hub club' for the exciting Premier League 4 Sport campaign. The latter will see the Trust delivering a multi-sports programme to Eastbury students as of September this year.
Mr Wood added: "I really appreciate our continued involvement with West Ham's Community Sports Trust. It's hugely exciting and is super both for our lads and our school."
Eastbury U14s: Hussein Ahmed, Bradley Sach, Thomas Aitchison, Mark Omotobora, Daniel Cheema, Michael Folkes, Jayke Sinclair, David Olukani, Leshawn Clifford, Reece Griffiths, Henry Mabassa.