Join the UK's first 5-a-side football league with a social heartbeat!
Posted on 10th January 2024 at 16:09
The UK’s first five-a-side football leagues where 100% of the weekly match fees are invested directly into the local community are being launched today by the Street Soccer Foundation and your team can be part of this with the Tigers Trust!
Following The Commonwealth-supported inaugural Football For Good Day on 19th November 2023, the new Football For Good Leagues are being run in partnership with football club community organisations across the country including the Tigers Trust!
Each new Football For Good League established will see 100% of players’ contributions being donated to create more opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the local area, including sponsored places on flagship Street Soccer Academies and other community programmes run by the participating clubs’ charity foundations.
The Football For Good Leagues are the first national 5-a-side ‘social impact’ football leagues to use the power of football to enable anyone and everyone taking part to play a crucial and active role in helping to create positive social change throughout the UK, you can be part of this amazing initiative with the Tigers Trust!
100% Match Fees from local league donated to support those in the local area
Weekly Matches at Beverley Leisure Centre, Flemingate, Beverley, Hull HU17 0LT, every Monday Night (6-7pm)
Get Active & Meet New People in your local area
Good for your Physical and Mental Health
Putting the local community at the centre of each of the Leagues established, the Football For Good Leagues will bring whole communities together, providing a fun, friendly and competitive sporting focus for everyone, all the while enabling League participants to help change the lives of others in their local community. Playing for Change.
The first official Football For Good Leagues, which will begin in the next few weeks and are now open to team bookings, will launch in partnership with Hull City, Northampton Town, Sutton United, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnsley – with funds raised being invested into projects in these local areas.
Keith Mabbutt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Street Soccer Foundation says:
“Our Football For Good Leagues are set to revolutionise the way we play the beautiful game, as it won’t be just about the winning team, but about creating leagues that have a social heartbeat - where every goal scored contributes to positive change in the players’ local community.
Football has an incredible power to unite people and communities and our Football For Good Leagues will harness this power to address social challenges, helping local individuals and communities on a national and international scale.
Our leagues will provide an opportunity for players to socialise, stay fit and healthy, challenge themselves and network - all the while knowing they are supporting the next generation in their local area to have a more positive future.
We’re now calling on people to gather their friends, colleagues or fellow football enthusiasts to form a squad that plays not just for victory on the field but for positive social change off it.”
League matches will take place at venues in the local area of each partnering football club community organisation at set times each week and it will cost each five-a-side team £35 per match.
The league details are as follows:
Venue: Beverley Leisure Centre, Flemingate, Beverley, Hull, HU17 0LT
When: Mondays (6pm-7pm)
Squad Size: 5-A-Side (Squad of 8)
Playing Surface: 3G
Entry Fee: Free initial entry cost
Weekly Cost: £35 per week
Match Details: Matches are 12-min halves operating roll-on, roll-off subs
Equipment: Moulded Boots or Trainers. No Studs or Blades permitted
If you are a team who may be interested in entering this exciting new league, which will benefit individuals in the local community then please ensure that your manager or team captain applies by clicking the link below:
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