Star Carsley helps launch new league in Melbourn

PUBLISHED: 10:41 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 May 2010

EVERTON star Lee Carsley is supporting the launch of a new six-a-side league in the Royston area. Soccersixes, a company specialising in the organisation of small-sided football, are launching the league, which based at the Melbourn Sports Centre artifici

EVERTON star Lee Carsley is supporting the launch of a new six-a-side league in the Royston area.

Soccersixes, a company specialising in the organisation of small-sided football, are launching the league, which based at the Melbourn Sports Centre artificial surface.

The league will be launched on February 4 by Carsley who will be presenting the awards at the league at the end of the season.

The community league is scheduled to kick off in February and will run every Sunday from 5-8pm. There will be 36 teams, three divisions of 12 teams with a promotion and relegation system.

Teams will play an intense 30 minute match each week with a qualified referee. The league will cost £2.50 per player and teams entering will have the chance to win a huge array of awards including; trophies or cash for winners and runners-up, player of the season, and a fair play award.

Teams will also have the opportunity of playing against other teams from leagues across England in Soccersixes' national cup.

Thirty-two year old Carsley said: "The leagues operated by Soccersixes.net appear to be very well organised. Having visited one of their leagues I was impressed by the organisation and professionalism.

"When I was approached by Soccersixes to launch and support there leagues I was only to glad to get involved."

All matches are officiated by qualified referees while sixes staff will attend the league each week to ensure the smooth running of fixtures and to deal with any queries or problems. All equipment will be provided.

Anyone over the age of 16 can enter and you do not need to be an organised or established team, you may simply be a group of friends, work colleagues or mates from the pub. The league will be fully affiliated to the FA.

Soccersixes' Ross Spacey said: "This league has been organised for the benefit of the local community and the vast array of awards is sure to prove popular with teams.

"Lee Carsley is launching the leagues and will be presenting trophies at the end of the season if not busy playing for Everton.

"Our website offers teams a chance to log on daily and find all their league tables, fixtures, top players and all general information regarding the league.

We aim to ensure that all teams get maximum enjoyment from playing, this makes all our hard work running and maintaining the leagues worthwhile."

Teams are advised to contact Soccersixes as soon as possible to register in advance and avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Soccersixes can be contacted by phone on 0870 3300888. Teams can also register online at www.soccersixes.net.

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