Category: Socca

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

UK SOCCA LOOKS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF REFS

A huge recruitment drive to recruit referees is underway as UK Socca partners with Leisure Leagues to bring through the next generation of refs in community small sided football in 2020. And those that impress could find themselves rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mark Clattenburg and Bobby Madley and refereeing in International Competition. Leisure…
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A UK SOCCA YEAR TO REMEMBER

From participating in the biggest tournament of its type, national TV and magazine coverage, to a Welshman being crowned as the scorer of the best goal of the year, it’s fair to say 2019 had it all. UK Socca had already undergone major changes at the end of 2018, with a rebrand to reflect our…
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DEAN IS POLES APPART FOR ONE OF UK SOCCA’S CHARITIES

Aiming to raise £20,000 for children’s charity Molly Olly’s Wishes – one of the charities we are proud to support – businessman Dean Attwell is undertaking a gruelling 3-week expedition to the South Pole, with every penny donated to the charity supporting children who have sadly been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. Self-funded…
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FIND US KEEPERS?

In addition to the action over in Crete – which is something that no one will forget – there was a reward for the individual performances. Unfortunately no one from a UK side has received such an award so far – although there is still time for Iain Anderson or Tyrell Webbe to win the…
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FROM 5 A SIDE IN READING – TO DUSSELDORF!

“Last week we were playing in Reading, this week we are watching Fortuna Dusseldorf play FC Koln…..” Those were the words of Bradley Cowen the skipper of Class Of 09, who was incredulous as he savoured the weekend he and his teammates spent in Germany, just for winning the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw. The team…
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BIG JOE HANGS UP HIS BOOTS

Whilst in many ways, the World Cup in Crete felt like the start of something huge for the sport of Socca, the week that it moved into the big leagues, almost. For one of its stalwart players it was also the end of an era. Joe Keith (pictured here, middle), one of the finest small…
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THE GREATEST NIGHT IN SOCCA

If you had to sum up Crete 2019 in one word, which one would you use? Skill? Spirit? Scale? Passion? They all work, of course, but we think the only one to describe the greatest tournament ever played anywhere in the world is this one: Spectacle. Russia won the final at the Leisure Leagues Stadium…
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RUSSIA, KINGS OF THE WORLD

Congratulations to Russia, who became the second winners of the International Socca Federation World Cup, after a thrilling final in Rethmyno. The Russians – fancied before the tournament after their superb showing in Lisbon last time out – beat Poland by the odd goal in five in front of a packed crowd in the Leisure…
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HEARTBREAK ON SUPER SATURDAY

Heartbreak for England and pride for Scotland. At the end of it all then, we know Greece play Russia and Moldova play Poland. We know that means there’ll be a new name on the cup. But that doesn’t tell anywhere near the story of the drama of what they will surely dub “Super Saturday” when…
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AND THEN, THERE WERE EIGHT

When even we at UK Socca are running out of superlatives for the World Cup 2019, then you know it has gripped not just the nation but the whole planet. The knockout stages began last night, with some truly thrilling action – as what seemed like everyone in Rethymno was clamouring for a glimpse of…
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