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26 January 2006 | administrator

Lickey End FC (Under 8s) are looking to run a Spring/Summer Tournament based upon a Champions League style format for teams based in Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas. Bromsgrove, Redditch, Droitwich Spa catchments areas. (Teams outside these areas will need to advise actual playing location for consideration prior to entry).

In order to run this competition a minimum of 10 teams is required, that will be split into 2 or more leagues. The more teams that we have enter, the more leagues there will be. Each league group will be drawn from random, with the exception, with only distance between clubs being a consideration. However, keeping the competition local, we should not have any problems. But just in case its worth mentioning.

The top team(s) in each league will then play in an 8 or 4 team knockout competition to decide the tournaments overall winners and runners up. (The final format of the knockout stages will be decided once the number of entrants is known).

Matches will be played in accordance with FA proposed guidelines for this age group, i.e. 7-a-side, 20 minutes each way, with 5 minutes extra time and penalties used to decide the knockout stages, if necessary.

All fixtures will be played midweek. Actual evening(s) to be agreed once clubs have registered their interest, hence the local boundaries to minimise travelling for entrants, with kick-off time aimed at 6-00 to 6-30pm. Where evening kick offs are a real difficulty, then the possibility to re-arrange some fixtures over weekends will be agreed. However, the main purpose of the tournament is to be midweek based.

Obviously some teams may have problems with pitches during the summer months and it is therefore asked that teams advise if there are problems at the time of entry in order that pitch sharing can be organised if to help out.

The tournament will run from week commencing 11th April with the final being played week commencing 11th July at Stoke prior Social & Sports Club.

It is hoped that the Tournament will be sponsored; however a trophy will be presented to the winning team to mark their achievement. It is envisaged that this will become an annual event and the Sponsors trophy will therefore be engraved with the winning teams names, prior to the next seasons competition. Semi-finalists and runners up will receive trophies and all players will be awarded medals and certificates to recognise their participation.

Entry into the tournament will cost £20.00 per team and clubs may enter more than one team if they so desire.

All players must be FA registered with the club for the 2005/2006 season and there will be no limit on the numbers of players in any team squad. Where teams are increasing their squads with new players, proof of age will be required, together with a written assurance that they are not signed for any other teams.

If you would like to provisionally register for the LEFC Spring/Summer Tournament please complete the form below and drop in the post to the address below. Alternatively if you wish to find out more information, please send an email advising team name and full contact details to or telephone either Ken Symonds on 07836 515923 or Alan Whyte on 07816 516590.

We look forward to welcoming you to our tournament, further details of which will be made available in due course.

Postal Address for correspondence:

Ken Symonds
Lickey End FC Under 8s
15 Wyche Cottages
Shaw Lane
Stoke Prior
Worcestershire B60 4EH

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