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Daggers Launch 5 a side tournaments

Posted: Fri 23 Nov 2012
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Dagenham & Redbridge FC in partnership with the new playfootball 5-a-side venue on King Georges Playing Fields in Romford is offering the chance to hundreds of local youngsters to compete for the Dagenham & Redbridge FC Community Cup.

Nine tournaments will run over weekends from November 2012 to April 2013, one for each individual age group from under 8’s to Under 16’s with each tournament being played on a Saturday morning when Dagenham & Redbridge FC have a home fixture.

There will be no charge to enter the tournament, only that entrants must purchase a minimum of 10 tickets per team for the Daggers game in which their tournament correlates. These tickets will be offered at a special discounted price.

Each tournament will consist of 10 teams, with seven or eight players per team competing in a round robin format. The teams are split into the two groups with the winners of each playing the runner up of the other with the winners of these then competing in the final for the community cup for their age group.

All the children, parents and guests will then go watch the Daggers Play. At half time the winners of the community cup will be invited onto the pitch to be presented with their trophy and medals in front of a Football League Crowd. Photos of each event plus the presentations on the pitch will be included in the following games matchday programme.

The primary aim of this initiative is to promote sports participation and a healthy lifestyle amongst young people in the local community. We aim to inspire the participants by showing them what can be achieved through sport at their Local Football league club.

To enter your team; download your entry form here.

Date

Age Group

Fixture

November 24th

Under-8

Fleetwood Town

December 15th

Under-9

Barnet

January 26th

Under-10

Morecambe

February 9th

Under-11

Cheltenham Town

February 23th

Under-12

AFC Wimbledon

March 2nd

Under-13

Chesterfield Town

March 16th

Under-14

Burton Albion

April 13th

Under-15

Oxford United

April 27th

Under-16

York City