FUN TIMES: Sean Keetch, 15, Ashley McCann, 14, Matthew Johansen, 9, Madyson Edgerton, 13, Sean Sunil Abraham, 10, Amber Baldwin, 19 and Parker Lindsay, 15 will play in the Summer 6s Soccer tournament.
FUN TIMES: Sean Keetch, 15, Ashley McCann, 14, Matthew Johansen, 9, Madyson Edgerton, 13, Sean Sunil Abraham, 10, Amber Baldwin, 19 and Parker Lindsay, 15 will play in the Summer 6s Soccer tournament. Matt Taylor GLA041018SOCC

Scorching heat of summer soccer games

SOCCER: The regular season may be over but the Summer 6's Soccer competition will be scorching for players and spectators when it kicks off next week.

The exciting, fast-paced, shortened version of 'the world game' has proven to be a massive hit for players wanting to maintain skills and fitness during the off season.

President David Lederhose said the competition success was because players enjoyed being able to get out and have a bit of fun.

"Soccer is very big in town and this is a great way for the players to get together with no clubs, mix it up and play some football (soccer)," Lederhose said.

"The kids love it and get out there and play with their friends.

"It's just as much about participation and keeping the players' fitness and skills up during the off-season."

A match is played by two teams consisting of not more than six players and must have no more that 10 players nominated at any time on the team sheet.

A match has two 20-minute halves, there is no offside and there has been a couple of rule changes to make it easier for players.

The first games will get under way 6pm, Tuesday and will feature a variety of teams for the social competition.

"This set up is similar to what they have in Europe and when this competition finishes at the end of December there will be a three to five-week break and then back into the regular season next year," Lederhose said.

The competition will feature Social A Division and B, Mens B and Ladies and Mens A and B Division.

Games will be played at the Clinton soccer fields.



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