U10s win Premier League National Tournament


West Ham United U10s reigned victorious at the Premier League's National Football Tournament last week.

The young stars had already won a prestigious indoor tournament in the Netherlands in January and they added the National Football Tournament to their 2016/17 trophy haul.

The tournament was part of a huge week of competition for the Premier League who hosted 24 teams competing across 97 matches.

The Hammers topped a competitive Group B after winning five of their seven matches and ended with 16 points. The group featured the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. 

Topping the group resulted in automatic qualification to the semi-finals where the Hammers met Fulham. In a tight contest, West Ham edged out the Cottagers by two goals to one. 

The final against Derby County was even closer than the semi-final. The two sides could not be separated after normal time.

The young Irons managed to prevail 5-4 on penalties and lift another trophy to cap off a great season. 

There was more reason to cheer once the competition ended when Louie Copley was awarded Player of the Tournament.