Wednesday, 27th April 2011
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Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager, Marco Tardelli, launched The Irish Sun FAI Fives leagues in Aviva Stadium. The new three year partnership will see ten week leagues operate four times per annum in up to 32 centres nationwide. In Waterford, the Fives competition will be held at The Village Grounds home of Ferrybank AFC.
The programme will target the vast number of recreational players throughout the country and encourages participation at all levels. Each game will be monitored by official referees.
Teams will comprise of nine players each with entry costing €450 per team for the 10 week programme. This equates to €5 per player per match.
The inaugural tournament starting from May 13th will see teams compete for the opportunity to play in Aviva stadium this August. The national semi-finalists and finalists will use the Aviva Stadium dressing rooms, walk the tunnel, and play on the world-famous pitch with the winners being immortalised for their achievement with their own Aviva Stadium Walk stone. Each of the eight winning team members of the inaugural national league will also be awarded FAI season tickets for the 2011/2012 season in Aviva Stadium.
Teams are invited to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment on http://www.5s.ie, or by calling 0818 501555. Further information is available on Facebook: facebook.com/irishsunfootball
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