League with six appeal
ONE thousand teams are to compete in a national six-a-side football competition with an expected £5,000 prize up for grabs. The National Cup will involve teams competing in 100 venues across five counties battling for a place in the finals in London. Spac
ONE thousand teams are to compete in a national six-a-side football competition with an expected £5,000 prize up for grabs.
The National Cup will involve teams competing in 100 venues across five counties battling for a place in the finals in London.
Spaces for the tournament will be offered, firstly to teams playing in organisers Soccersixes' leagues, and then to outside teams.
Soccersixes operate a league every Sunday on Ely Hockey Club's Astroturf pitch between 6-9pm with 16 teams taking part every week. There is one space remaining for this league and any team wishing to join will receive free entry and a free kit.
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Soccersixes director Matthew Scoffham said: "We are still ironing out details with sponsors but we expect the prize money to be in the region of £5,000.
"Teams can test themselves against the best, can enter to win, for fun, or for a family day out, we are certain it will be an enjoyable event for all"
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Any team that enters will play three qualifying matches and could have up to 20 games before the final.
The fee is £10 per player for the whole event. Soccersixes' leagues are FA affiliated, officiated by qualified referees and supported by Everton midfielder Lee Carsley.
n Teams wishing to enter the Ely league, or the National Cup should contact Soccersixes on 0870 3300888, via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go the their website: www.soccersixes.net.