Wed 13th March 2024 @ 04:47 PM

GOALS are delighted to announce that they'll be the home of elite 5, 6 and 7-a-side football for the foreseeable future.

The England 6-a-side team will be based at GOALS Heathrow and will begin their preparations at GOALS Heathrow on Sunday March 17th for their appearance in the EMF Euros in Sarajevo this coming June 2024.

This partnership is perfectly timed to give the team the best opportunity to build on their record-breaking performance at the 6-a-side World Cup in the UAE in 2023.

England will play in a purpose built 6-a-side Stadium in Sarajevo in June and all of their games will be televised across the world.

GOALS will be giving our loyal customers an opportunity to take part in trials to play for England and represent their country at these international competitions, the games are planned to be screened live across all GOALS venues giving family and friends of our teams the opportunity see them play on live on TV.

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GBMFU President, Mark Staines said:

“This partnership is great for GBMFU, great for the England 6-a-side team and great for small-sided football in this country."

GOALS are the largest small-sided football operator in the UK, if not the world, with 43 spectacular clubs all across the country. So, for us to be able to take elite level 5, 6, and 7-a-side to their clubs, it’s going to be huge for everyone involved. It’s going to provide amazing opportunities for players across all GOALS' clubs to have a chance to be selected to play for their country in a World Cup or Euros.

The partnership with GOALS gives us access to tens of thousands of their players, which can only make the national team even stronger.

We’re hoping to be able to announce more amazing opportunities soon for GOALS players and teams, which will see them be given the chance to compete in elite level international club competitions against some of the best nations."

Martin Cassidy, GOALS National Football Development Officer said

 “As a leader in the small-sided game, GOALS recognise that we have some very talented players and teams who play weekly across our estate. These teams and players have not been given the opportunity to test themselves against the best in the country as well as the best in the world. Now, with GOALS they can, plus have the chance to appear live on TV all around the globe.

Elite 5, 6, and 7-a-side is huge across the world with millions of players and millions of viewers watching these competitions on TV. I believe elite small-sided football is a sleeping giant here in the UK and we are determined to give our loyal customers amazing opportunities to play on TV, in stadiums and give amateur players a professional experience.

These international competitions are sanctioned by The European Minifootball Federation and The World Minifootball Federation who are recognised by most of the world’s National Federations as the leading authority in the small-sided game.

The EMF, WMF, GBMFU and our strategies are all aligned with the English FA’s and UEFA’s strategy to grow the amateur game and give grassroots players unique and life changing opportunities."

For media enquiries, please contact:

Corrie Kane-Thom

National Marketing Manager
Tel: 01355 340 260

For more information, please contact:

Martin Cassidy

National Football Development Officer
Tel: 01355 340 260

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