Last Friday we successfully launched our sixth Elevens league at Warrington’s Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub.
The league, which is designed to be a more flexible and social version of 11 v 11 football, kicked off with four teams taking part in the inaugural night of fixtures.
The opening game saw Shoreham FC overcome Pique Blinders 2-1 in a very tight affair, before Red Star Warringtonia defeated Unreal Madrid 2-0 to conclude the opening set of fixtures.
Izaak Lowe, manager of Red Star Warringtonia, said: “I absolutely loved it. It’s a good way of playing competitive football with your friends and for myself personally it was a great way to experience what it feels like to be a football manager on match day!
“The game style is perfect as there are no barriers to what your team can do, and the event was ran brilliantly.
“When the first game ended, the next was quick to start so they players weren’t kept waiting when they were eager to play.
“The guys who ran the event from the Cheshire FA were very helpful answering every question I bombarded them with and were very pleasant to interact with.”
Ryan Cotterill, Cheshire FA Football Development Officer, said: “I’m delighted to see that the opening night of the Warrington Elevens League was so well received by everyone who took part.
We’ve had some great feedback from those were involved and there is clearly a real appetite across the Cheshire FA for Elevens football. We look forward to seeing the league grow and hope that people continue to get onboard with what we are trying to do.
We urge anyone who has any questions or queries about Elevens football to get in touch with the Cheshire FA.”
There is just one space left for teams wanting to join our Warrington league, with games taking place on Fridays from 7.00pm-9.00pm. Want to get involved? Click below for more information!