5 months ago, we saw one of the biggest 5 a side tournament take place at Goals for another year running. Teams competed in regions round England to find the winning team to represent their country in the competition. The winning team was then sent to South Africa to battle it out for the best 5 a side team in the world. We sent our very own General Manager Martin Bartholomew from Goals Stoke to document the experience.

“The F5WC is the largest international tournament that I’ve ever been involved with, the atmosphere was incredible & to see people from 32 different countries coming together as a community, not only to enjoy the game of 5-a-side, but becoming friends & competing at the highest level of amateur football was unbelievable.

The tournament was very well organised with a resident DJ, commentator, 2 show-case pitches and 4 training pitches.

A professional media team filmed the whole tournament & the games were streamed live on Social Media; adding to the already professional atmosphere that the tournament resonated.

This tournament is getting bigger each year and it was a pleasure to be a part of, I really hope that I get the opportunity to attend this tournament in the future.”