Thursday, 23 May 2013

Beach soccer coming to Swansea and Cardiff!

The English Beach Soccer Team is visiting Swansea next month to promote the sport and hopefully encourage the formation of a Welsh equivalent.

The event, to be held at 360 Swansea on the weekend of June 29-30, also aims to promote the national Stanno Beach Soccer League and increase overall awareness of the sport.

They will then return to South Wales to visit Cardiff on the weekend of August 17-18.

A tournament will be held in Swansea and all local footballers are encouraged to enter a team. English and Welsh scouts will be in attendance, with the aim of firstly improving the English squad, but also setting up a Welsh National Beach Soccer side.

Entering an adult team costs £50, plus £10 per player per day payable on registration (minimum 10 players). Kids’ teams cost £25 and £5 per child player per day.

It is hoped a local division of the Stanno Beach Soccer National League can also be set up with enough interest, with the carrot of the winners and runners up joining their fellow regional champions to compete in the national finals.

The national winners, as well as receiving the Champions Cup, will also play in a charity match against the England side and represent England in the Euro Winners Cup next year.

Local businesses will also be approached to offer sponsorship of the potential local league and supply Cups and winners’ medals at the tournament next month.

On the Friday will be the setting up of pitches, marquees, staging areas etc, and PR including the England team moving around town, and collections for charities.

The tournament will take place on the Saturday, with the winners facing the English national side on the Sunday along with children’s and ladies’ teams playing matches.

More information on the national league, the tour, including the Swansea stop, and playing beach soccer can be found at: The organisers can also be contacted here to provide more information.


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