Six-aside leagues’ players use their lockdown to help NHS
A 6-aside league provider which usually operates leagues outdoors on 3G pitches decided to help the NHS during lockdown.
To do so, Soccersixes organised an online FIFA gaming tournament and raised the sum of £2,025 which they presented to the NHS, pictured.
Explaining the move, Soccersixes spokesman Sean Uppal said: “We wanted to do something to help in the pandemic and one of our referees mentioned doing a charity online gaming tournament. Our staff and referees helped and the E-soccer tournament was a success and we were pleased to raise money for such a good cause.’
Uppal continued: “Our 6-aside teams who play in our leagues took part and enjoyed it but are now happy that our outdoor 3G 6-aside league is back on and they are enjoying playing again in the open air.”
Soccersixes operate 6-aside leagues on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings at the 3G Pitches at Odds Down & Beechen Cliff Boys School.
The league runs weekly and is open to players of any standard and currently there are two spaces available for any teams interested taking part.
Games are 40 minutes long and qualified referees are present to referee the league. There is no entry fee, players have to be over 16 and a team captain has to get six to eight players together and register them at www.soccersixes. net or call 07930 266 193. Soccersixes leagues are affiliated and recognised by the Football Association.