Switzerland hotelThe Suite Novotel Geneve hotel is our venue for the Switzerland Tour 2016.

The 3-Star Superior hotel boasts comfortable suites. It also has a fitness room (which might be handy) and a dining area. The hotel is located between the airport and Geneva city centre.

An added bonus is that free public transport tickets are provided.

Avenue Louis Casaï 30
Cointrin
1216 Geneve

Microsoft Band / Health GPS t…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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During the Switzerland Tour, the Microsoft Band was in action and with GPS tracking during the Geneva Tournament, here are the results from my ultra-cautious approach during three 20 minute...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016 - Sass…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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After a bad night's sleep, the next morning, we headed into the city centre again for a bite to eat and then headed to a market. A local said it...Read More

Futsal defeat in Geneva - Sas…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th June 2016

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Back in the late Summer of 2015, I was contemplating an end to the football tours. We were Stateside in New York, playing in iconic surroundings, down in the Lower...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th May 2016

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Delighted, as part of the tour in Switzerland, to be involved in a special tournament arranged by Adolfo Domingues and FC Semailles. There are a total of five teams taking part...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 footbal…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 26th April 2016

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Workwear Express will be supplying the Switzerland Tour 2016 jersey. The shirt (along with a black long sleeve version for the goalkeeper) will be worn by the six players travelling to Geneva...Read More

McDermont Disaster!

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 18th April 2016

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McDermont sets the tone for his performance with a pre-match miss. Confidence was sky high, but then Dixon announced he was unavailable, which meant McDermont hopped on board, alongside He Who...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 venues

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th April 2016

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The map below shows the venues to be used in Switzerland. The game against FC Semailles Futsal will be taking place on the 5th June on the Stade De Fraisiers grass pitch...Read More

Swiss test at North Lodge.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th February 2016

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The team in one of the worst photos ever taken and placed on a Sassco site (by Paul McConville) Despite the posh surroundings, the teams made their journeys from the four...Read More

Mike "Max Baxter" B…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 6th November 2015

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Delighted to see after much "humming" and "haaaing", that Mike Barker, goal scorer extraordinaire and Dave Gourlay's nemesis, is on board to make the squad a perfect 6. The squad is...Read More

FC Semailles v Sassco.co.uk i…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 20th September 2015

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Delighted to make contact with a predominantly Futsal team in Geneva. The team, FC Semailles, will be hosting us (thanks to their manager, Adolfo Domingues). The game, set for Sunday...Read More

Suite Novotel Geneve.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th September 2015

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The Suite Novotel Geneve hotel is our venue for the Switzerland Tour 2016. The 3-Star Superior hotel boasts comfortable suites. It also has a fitness room (which might be handy) and a...Read More

It's Geneva in June 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 16th September 2015

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Sassco.co.uk are visiting Geneva in Switzerland in 2016. The tour will take place from 3rd June to 6th June. Flights will be from Newcastle and the current cost is around £60...Read More

NUOTC 5 Sassco.co.uk 3

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Sassco travelled to the beyond (i.e. Walker Dome) to take on the Northumbria University Officer Training Corp team. A team which we somehow defeated 6-1 last year, albeit with what...Read More

Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur To…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 20th March 2017

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The dates and times have been just about confirmed with a five team tournament set over two days. The teams involved, alongside Sassco.co.uk are Þrottur, Breidablik, FC Sækó and Öspin. The dates...Read More

AWDis football kit choices fo…

11-a-side - 8th March 2017

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We have a number of choices for our game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in May. Last year, we chose orange as the sponsor colour, but our opponents are looking at...Read More

Sunderland AFC Stadium of Lig…

11-a-side - 28th February 2017

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Delighted to have confirmed 11 Sassco players for the Play on the Pitch event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, in May 2017. The team is scheduled to play against a similar...Read More

The FA People's Cup at Goals …

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 24th February 2017

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Sassco took part in their first FA People's Cup, a 5-a-side competition played at Goals Sunderland on Sunday 26th February, but failed to get a Quarter Final spot. The team comprised...Read More

Official match ball for Icela…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 15th December 2016

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Ready to grace the glaciers. It's back to basics with the 70's retro look for our Iceland Tour 2017 match ball. The ball contains the Iceland Tour logo, as well as...Read More

5-a-side defeat against Sunde…

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 4th November 2016

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A game requested by Sunderland Deaf FC, who are taking part in a the Rudolph 5-a-side tournament in Derby, was arranged at the outdoor pitches at Everyone Active Washington. The Sassco team...Read More

Iceland Tour football kit by …

Iceland Tour 2017 - 26th August 2016

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A little while away, but the initial design for the Iceland Tour 2017 football team kit is ready. The jerseys will be provided by the Just Cool by AWDis brand, supplied...Read More

Icelandair from Manchester an…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 13th August 2016

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The flights were changed slightly. Originally, we were due back on the 30th May 2017, but as the flight was cancelled, a few panicked communications later saw it changed to...Read More

First team ever to use Just C…

11-a-side - 7th August 2016

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New shirt for the nomadic 11-a-side team. Sassco have had branded team kits and custom made team shirts since the foundation back in 1999. So we are now proud to announce...Read More

Iceland Tour 2017 football sq…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 27th July 2016

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The six players for the Iceland Tour 2017 are detailed below: Kevin Cooper Joins again after taking part in four recent tours. Superb between the sticks. Davinder Sangha Organiser (as expected) and defender in...Read More

Cricket score = bad defences.

11-a-side - 24th July 2016

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Our regular tri or bi-annual game took place again, but this time off the 3G (or is it 4G) and on to grass at Castle View, where we suffered a...Read More

Games against Breiðablik UBK …

Iceland Tour 2017 - 23rd July 2016

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Really delighted to announce two games in Iceland for the 2017 tour. Games will take place in and around Reykjavik. The first one arranged was against Breiðablik UBK arranged by Andrés Pétursson...Read More

Tactical headquarters in Reyk…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th July 2016

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We've provisionally booked a two bedroom apartment in Reykjavik, which will hold 6 people (Booked tickets yet, Tim?). The apartment is close to shopping, bakery, ATM, etc. Bus stop is also...Read More

Defeated again; Dave Gourlay …

11-a-side - 3rd July 2016

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Plenty of dinosaurs were dug out for Sassco's difficult game against O'Briens, a team organised by Steve Farrer (himself a rare dinosaur), and containing a lot of ex-Redhouse FC players. For...Read More

Post Brexit Guide on dealing …

Articles - 29th June 2016

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With the recent Britain exiting Europe, or Brexit Referendum, result leading in an increase in racism. I think it would be responsible to part with some advice for ethnic minorities...Read More

Posithread win Season 18.

Sassco Tournaments - 25th June 2016

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With a revival of the Sassco League, albeit in 5-a-side format, five teams entered and the tournament was reasonably successful, despite no referees, a flare up, slight confusion over the...Read More

Season 18 tournament in June.

Sassco Tournaments - 17th June 2016

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Downhill Complex is a distant memory now, but Sassco 6-a-side keeps failing to die off. Now it's a 5-a-side tournament played over a few hours in the new Everyone Active venue...Read More

Microsoft Band / Health GPS t…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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During the Switzerland Tour, the Microsoft Band was in action and with GPS tracking during the Geneva Tournament, here are the results from my ultra-cautious approach during three 20 minute...Read More

Defeated at the Stadium of Li…

11-a-side - 11th June 2016

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Trepidation meant I wanted everyone to be at the stadium early. All arrived promptly, probably because their subs were £163 each. But it was a bit of a hiccup from...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016 - Sass…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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After a bad night's sleep, the next morning, we headed into the city centre again for a bite to eat and then headed to a market. A local said it...Read More

GB Outfitters - player profil…

11-a-side - 7th June 2016

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Learn about our opponents! Here's a very detailed player biography provided by David Duke from GB Outfitters. Jonny Prested (Goalkeeper)The many faced man; Ronnie O'Sullivan, Peter Whittingham, the count from Sesame...Read More

Futsal defeat in Geneva - Sas…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th June 2016

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Back in the late Summer of 2015, I was contemplating an end to the football tours. We were Stateside in New York, playing in iconic surroundings, down in the Lower...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v GB Outfitters …

11-a-side - 2nd June 2016

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We've finally discovered our opponents, GB Outfitters, a strong side which includes David Duke, who played for us in a friendly v Sunderland Deaf AFC not too long ago. Kick off...Read More

Sunderland AFC itinerary and …

11-a-side - 23rd May 2016

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Itinerary - Thursday 9th June 2016 7.00pm - Team Arrival, taken to changing rooms 7.15pm - Team Photographs 7.20pm - Pre- Match Warm Up 7.30pm - Kick off 8.15pm - Half Time 8.30pm - Second Half 9.15pm -...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th May 2016

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Delighted, as part of the tour in Switzerland, to be involved in a special tournament arranged by Adolfo Domingues and FC Semailles. There are a total of five teams taking part...Read More

Starting line-up at Sunderlan…

11-a-side - 10th May 2016

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The initial 11 who have paid the money for the Stadium of Light game have been set to start as we now have had two drop outs from the original...Read More

New York Cosmos 1 Jacksonvill…

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Back in 2011, I made my way over to Old Trafford and refused to "Stand up if you love Paul Scholes" while fulfilling an ambition to watch the New York...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 footbal…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 26th April 2016

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Workwear Express will be supplying the Switzerland Tour 2016 jersey. The shirt (along with a black long sleeve version for the goalkeeper) will be worn by the six players travelling to Geneva...Read More

McDermont Disaster!

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 18th April 2016

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McDermont sets the tone for his performance with a pre-match miss. Confidence was sky high, but then Dixon announced he was unavailable, which meant McDermont hopped on board, alongside He Who...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 venues

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th April 2016

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The map below shows the venues to be used in Switzerland. The game against FC Semailles Futsal will be taking place on the 5th June on the Stade De Fraisiers grass pitch...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 6 Northumbria Un…

11-a-side - 12th March 2016

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Back: Chris Dixon, Connor Llewellyn, Patrick Knox, David Bilton, Mike Barker, Paul McConville. Front: Davinder Sangha, Marc McDermont, Kevin Cooper, Dave Gourlay, Mark Middlemiss Safe to say that this was a...Read More

Iceland in 2017

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th March 2016

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We're heading to Iceland in 2017. It's early days, but as the Switzerland Tour is all but arranged, pre-planning means that we're heading to Iceland in September/October 2017 with flights from...Read More

Swiss test at North Lodge.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th February 2016

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The team in one of the worst photos ever taken and placed on a Sassco site (by Paul McConville) Despite the posh surroundings, the teams made their journeys from the four...Read More

Wayne Greenwell: My point of …

11-a-side - 13th February 2016

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“Nothing is impossible, you just haven’t done it yet. Dreams are hard to achieve, otherwise they wouldn’t be a dream. In the darkest of hours when all seems hopeless, that’s...Read More

Baxter is lucky 13.

11-a-side - 26th January 2016

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Despite thinking that he deserves a full 90 minutes and extra time and corner kicks and free-kicks and pre-match pies, Mike "Max Factor Baxter" Barker has signed up for the...Read More

Eat like a (proper) footballe…

11-a-side - 19th January 2016

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So, our usual pre-match meal would be a fry up, or even being late for a game at Silksworth, due to Fatty wanting a McDonald's. But as we're spending around £120...Read More

Get fit for football at the S…

11-a-side - 18th January 2016

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It's a little under four months away for our historic Stadium of Light game, so no excuses; we need to be fit. So, here's a quick fitness guide and some advice...Read More

Fatty Wardle at the Stadium o…

11-a-side - 11th January 2016

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Delighted to announce that Jon "Fatty" Wardle is on board for the Stadium of Light game on the 15th May. Wardle last kicked a ball in anger (including with a goal)...Read More

Game v Northumbrian Universit…

11-a-side - 6th January 2016

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After Sassco's hard fought comeback win in the pouring rain against Sunderland Deaf FC, the team will next be back in action in March, against Mark Middlemiss' team. The...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 5 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 3rd January 2016

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McDermont's 35 yard "screamer". Our bi- or tri-annual game against Sunderland AFC's Deaf team took place at Chester-Le-Street, and shockingly, we had more than a full turn out. A total of fifteen...Read More

Workwear Express to sponsor t…

11-a-side - 23rd December 2015

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Pleased to announce that Workwear Express are now providing the tops for the game at the Stadium of Light on the 9th June. The company have provided the uniform and kit for the every...Read More

Game v Sunderland Deaf FC in …

11-a-side - 20th December 2015

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Sassco will be roaring back into action in the New Year. Our regular game against Sunderland DFC is arranged and will take place at 2pm on the 3rd January 2016. The venue...Read More

Hembrough - Cresswell partner…

11-a-side - 19th December 2015

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Delighted to announce that the attack pairing for the forthcoming game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light will be Scott Hembrough and Mark Cresswell. The game takes place Thursday 9th June, 7:00pm...Read More

Sassco.co.uk @ Sunderland Sta…

11-a-side - 17th November 2015

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Sassco are looking to play at their most ambitious venue yet. After the warm climes of the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Malta, the balmy FC Ferreiras Stadium in Portugal and various...Read More

Mike "Max Baxter" B…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 6th November 2015

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Delighted to see after much "humming" and "haaaing", that Mike Barker, goal scorer extraordinaire and Dave Gourlay's nemesis, is on board to make the squad a perfect 6. The squad is...Read More

Sassco's tours overseas

Articles - 24th September 2015

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A detailed map showing the venues Sassco.co.uk have played in since 2008. MALTA 2008 7th November 2008 Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta Kirkop FC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1 Scott Hembrough David Smith, Chris...Read More

Soccer in New York, a brief h…

USA Tour 2015 - 24th September 2015

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Gourlay, Sangha and Dixon in action on a soccer field in Lower East Side Manhatten With Sassco from Sunderland and proud supporters of Sunderland AFC recently completing a very successful USA...Read More

FC Semailles v Sassco.co.uk i…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 20th September 2015

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Delighted to make contact with a predominantly Futsal team in Geneva. The team, FC Semailles, will be hosting us (thanks to their manager, Adolfo Domingues). The game, set for Sunday...Read More

Suite Novotel Geneve.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th September 2015

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The Suite Novotel Geneve hotel is our venue for the Switzerland Tour 2016. The 3-Star Superior hotel boasts comfortable suites. It also has a fitness room (which might be handy) and a...Read More

It's Geneva in June 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 16th September 2015

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Sassco.co.uk are visiting Geneva in Switzerland in 2016. The tour will take place from 3rd June to 6th June. Flights will be from Newcastle and the current cost is around £60...Read More

Undefeated in the USA Tour 20…

USA Tour 2015 - 13th September 2015

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Game 1: Alphabet City SC 6 Sassco.co.uk 6 | Game 2: Alphabet City 4 Sassco.co.uk 6. Sassco headed west for the first time ever, after initially attempting a failed Florida tour back...Read More

Venues for the USA Tour 2015

USA Tour 2015 - 11th September 2015

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The map shows the venue and the key locations for the USA Tour 2015.

USA Tour soccer shirt.

USA Tour 2015 - 26th August 2015

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The shirt for the tour in New York City is again sponsored by Workwear Express. The shirt will be printed / embroidered with the badge, sponsor logo and number on...Read More

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