Cardiff City took part in the annual beginners’ tournament at Cardiff University, alongside Raptors and teams from Nottingham, Reading, Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bristol, and Exeter. The group stage took place in the morning with City seeing off Cardiff University, Nottingham, and Birmingham, however we lost out to Raptors which resulted in three teams tied at the top of the group. A penalty shoot-out between Raptors, Cardiff University, and Cardiff City would decide the group. With some sharp shooting from our new players, Daniel Weaver secured top spot for Cardiff City!
In the afternoon we went on to win our quarterfinal and reached a semi-final encounter with Southampton. It was a close match in which we went 2-0 down initially but we managed to claw it back and squeeze into the final! Lo and behold we were faced with Raptors again for an all Cardiff final! The game was competitive and thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially the new players, but in the end the rampant Raptors edged it with a 5-4 win.