A new 6-a-side community football got off to a successful start in Ellon.
The launch night on Sunday featured 13 teams playing seven matches over three pitches, scoring 63 goals on a crisp, clear winter’s evening at the Meadows Sports Centre.
The most notable of results came from Fools Gold who beat Lads United 12-0.
Organisers are holding some grading games to establish which league to place each team in. Tables will be produced after Sunday’s first proper league game.
The registration for the league closes tomorrow (Friday), with only a few team slots remaining.
Any team wishing to enter can register via www.leisureleagues.net
The new set-up is run by Leisure Leagues, Europe’s largest provider of small-sided soccer.
The league is for 16-year-olds and over and games cost £30 and take place between 4-6pm every Sunday.
Teams will be competing for a range of top prizes including custom-made trophies.
There is also a chance to play at the National 6 championships where they will get the opportunity to represent Ellon.
Organisers say a fun, but competitive game is assured – and in a unique move profits from the league willbe donated to charity, for which Leisure Leagues have been praised by, among others, David Cameron and Prince Charles.
Qualified referees will be in charge of the league, and are backed up by a strong disciplinary structure.