Bath Chronicle

Six-aside leagues’ play­ers use their lock­down to help NHS

- Sports · FIFA · The Football Association

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.

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