A BOYS’ under-12s football side are having a specially designed pizza named after them after winning an international tournament.

The West Hove Dynamos struck a deal with the landlord of The Stoneham pub in Hove ahead of the Holland Cup tournament in the Netherlands.

Martin Webb, landlord of pub in Portland Road, said that if they came back with the trophy, he would name a pizza after them. Now they have won the title, the boys have got stuck into crafting pizzas in the pub’s kitchen.

“It was a big shock to win but we liked the challenge and the chances to play hard games,” said Alex French, 11.

Goalkeeper Noah Hyzler, 12, said: “I thought it was an April Fool’s joke at first.”

Teammate Sonny Weber, also 12, said: “We weren’t expecting to win because a lot of the players were bigger and stronger than us. Playing the Italian team was like playing professional footballers. But we only conceded four goals and that was all in one game.”

Now the pub’s customers can order a delicious Dynamo from the menu, which Martin will design as a combination of the boys’ creations.

The core members of the team have been playing together since they were five and six years old, but this was the boys’ first international tournament.

Coach Chris Fox said: “Captain Edward Stone and the rest of the team have done amazingly well. It is all thanks to the fact that they have played together for a long time. We teach them to play proper football, the way it is meant to be played. We are lucky to have Patrick Moorhead Antiques and Karl Taylor providing kit bags and training tops.”

Kate Stone, who organises the boys’ team outings and sponsors, said: “All of the boys parents come to this pub, as it is our local.

“We approached Martin to ask if he wanted to sponsor the boys and he said yes straight away.

“He then threw in the promise of their own Dynamo pizza if they won.”