Parents of an ice hockey team that won the Under 11s league are saying its the best way to keep kids off the streets.

Mum, Zaina Mumtawy, 36, from North Barnet, has a son on the team, Saint, 11, who is part of the U11s Haringey Hounds.

The Hounds ice hockey team play at Alexandra Palace in Muswell Green with players from across Barnet and Haringey.

She said: "It's so much fun. We have taken people to matches and people are loving it.

"Nowadays with all the gun and knife crime it would be good for people to know that they can keep their kids off the streets.

"You hear it on the news all the time.

"People need to think more about their kids."

The team has also just returned from another tournament in Luxembourg, coming third and also came fourth in a national tournament in Sheffield.

Club manager Olwen Comino-Jane, 44, said: "I have been with them for about five years and the club has been growing a lot.

"We have a real family feel and anything that keeps kids off the streets has to be good.

"On the team they can make friends and be with people they wouldn't otherwise meet.

"In Luxembourg for example they were on the bus with other kids they hadn't met and are now friends."

"During their most recent tournament the Hounds beat Cardiff and Bradford, losing to Sheffield and Manchester.

"A brilliant achievement for a team attending their first ever national finals."