Previous, current and future shirts.

As expected, we have comprehensive records of the shirts in the team kits worn by the various teams throughout the years. We've always had images and graphics of the shirts, but rarely have they been as detailed as the images updated on this page. Also, the format is the same, so the entire range of shirts is shown below. The shirts were initially used in the 6-a-side and then some crossed over to the 11-a-side based in Sunderland and the overseas tours and basketball teams.

Logo Lrg Sunderland AFC shirt 2018.
The same Awdis brand and style, but this time in white, with blue shorts and white socks. The kit is again provided by Woven Inc. The style on the front matches the Iceland shirt style. 

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Logo Lrg Israel Tour 2017 shirt. 
With average temperatures of 25° in Tel-Aviv, in May, we're back to sleeveless like we were in the searing heat of Spain, eight years ago. Again, it's the Awdis brand, supplied by Woven Inc. The front pattern is unique and appropriate for our visit to the Biblical Land, and it also contains a Union Jack, so the IDF donàt confuse us with the bad guys. 

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Logo Lrg Iceland Tour 2017 shirt. 
The Awdis brand was used again in the form of the JC001 shirt, in red, but this time sponsored by Woven Inc. our new supplier. The shirt contained name and numbering on the back, plus the Iceland Tour logo on the sleeve and the England flag on the other sleeve. 


Logo Lrg Sunderland AFC shirt 2017. 
The JC001 was in action at the Stadium of Light in 2017, again supplied by Woven Inc.


Logo Lrg Sassco 11-a-side shirt 2016. 
The first new shirt produced for the 11-a-side team since 2010. With more friendly games scheduled throughout the year, and also a revival of the 6-a-side League in a 5-a-side tournament format, it was decided to finance a new shirt. The brand is AWDis, a well known supplier of hoodies and other similar garments. The shirt is 100% polyester. It will be used for 11-a-side and small sided tournaments and events.

 11aside2016 Shirt

Adidas logoSunderland AFC shirt 2016. 
The shirt is similar to the previous Charity Tournament shirt. The shirt contains a colour Sassco badge as well as printed sponsor logo and also name and numbering on the back. The right breast contains an icon of the Stadium of Light and the date to commemorate the historic event.

Workwear Express SAFC shirt

Switzerland Tour shirt 2016. 
A superb sport Fruit of the Loom short sleeve top (provided and printed by Workwear Express). This will be worn with white shorts and red socks during the tour in Geneva in 2016.

Switzerland football shirt

Adidas logo France 2009-2010, 2015- long sleeve shirt.
These were mainly purchased for the 2009-2010 season as a possible first shirt, but quickly brought into use at the start of 2009, due to the unpopularity of the previous Kappa red shirt. This white shirt is labelled as an Adidas France jersey and is double layered. The Sassco badge is embroidered and it also contains a Charter Standard badge on the sleeve. It resumes the Sassco curved text on the back shoulder with numbering from 02 to 16. This shirt is very similar to the previous Manpower and MJS long sleeve shirts, with the same colour scheme of blue and red stripes. The shirt is currently still in use for the friendly games.

2008-2010 France shirt

Sassco USA Tour shirt 2015. 
The shirt is a Fruit of the Loom ringer t-shirt (provided and printed by Workwear Express). This will be worn with white shorts and red socks during the single tour game against Alphabet City SC in New York.

USA Tour shirt

Adidas logo Sassco Seaham Charity Tournament shirt 2015. 
The shirt is a Gildan active t-shirt (provided and printed by Workwear Express). This will be worn with black shorts and black socks during a charity tournament.Gildan Shirt

Adidas logo Sassco Denmark shirt 2014. 
The shirt for Denmark is the Adidas AD060 t-shirt range. This is actually a general t-shirt, suitable for other activities such as golf, but is also ideal for a Summer football shirt. The sponsor logo is, who will also be supplying the shirt for the tour. This will be worn with black shorts and red socks.

Denmark Shirt

Adidas logo Sassco France shirt 2013.
Back to Adidas for France 2013 with the new Autheno range. the shirt contains the embroidered Sassco badge, along with the tour logo in a central position.France Shirt

kappa Kappa Germany Tour 2012 shirt.
The Kappa shirt is Sassco's second move away from Adidas branded shirts. All future tour shirts are likely to be Kappa branded. The shirt contains names and numbering on the reverse while they have the Sassco badge and Germany Tour 2012 emblem on the front.Kappa Germany Tour shirt

kappa Sassco Lightning Basketball shirt 2012.
The sleeveless basketball shirt replaced the Spain Tour shirt as a regular basketball shirt for the team. The front badge is the Sassco Lightning badge and the team sponsor is, a division of Workwear Express Limited. The shirt is also used, on occasions, for 6-a-side football.Kappa Basketball shirt

Adidas logo 2010-2011 shirt.
The shirt was due to be used in Sassco's ill-fated 2010-2011 season in the WCFL, which was abandoned. The shirts were retrieved and were used for Sassco's Summer friendly games in 2011. The style is Adidas Toque and the colour is a cobalt (blue). It will have the embroidered badge, as well as the new sponsor logo of The Bunker, who are our permanent sponsors. The standard Sassco style numbering is on the reverse. This shirt is no longer in circulation.Adidas Toque shirt used for 2009-2010

Adidas logo Italy Tour 2011 shirt.
The Adidas shirt was used in the Italy Tour 2011. The shirts were non-named and numbered.Adidas Italy Tour shirt 2011

Adidas logo Spain Tour 2010 shirt.
The Overseas Tour in 2010 took Sassco to Spain. The shirt was a vest instead of the previous standard football shirts, mainly due to the excessive heat which the team experienced in Malta and Portugal. Also, having to use the same shirt for three consecutive games meant that there was be less perspiration on a running/training vest. The brand is Adidas and the colour is a cyan variation, and will have the embroidered badge, as well as the tour logo and player names on the reverse. The font style is based on the Spain Tour 2010 logo. The shirt was sponsored by Red Fox.Adidas Spain Tour shirt

Adidas logo Portugal Tour 2009 shirt.
The Portugal Tour saw Sassco wearing a new Adidas shirt. In Malta, the team wore the rebadged white short sleeve shirt. The brand new one-off shirt was given to the players to keep. The brand is Tabela II and had the embroidered badge, as well as the Portugal Tour logo and player names on the reverse. The standard Sassco style numbering wasl also be on the reverse. The shirt was sponsored by Red Fox.2008-2009 iKobo short and long sleeve shirt.

Adidas logo Squadra 2008-2010 iKobo short and long sleeve shirt.
Due to the quality of the previous Adidas shirt, it was decided to focus on genuine Adidas products instead of the custom designed shirts from now on. The very popular iKobo shirt was used for the 2008-2009 season in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, as the first shirt and carried on into the 2009-2010 season. There were a combination of short and long sleeve shirts available and these featured the iKobo sponsor markings as well as the standard Sassco style numbering on the reverse and also the embroidered badge on the front. No longer in circulation2008-2009 iKobo short and long sleeve shirt.

kappa Clone 2008-2009 Kappa red shirt.
For the first time since Sassco was founded, it was decided to purchase a non-Adidas branded shirt for the second shirt in 2008-2009 (due to excellent value). Kappa were one of the brands considered before it was decided on Adidas back in 1999. This shirt didn't contain a sponsor logo on. It is now no longer in circulation due to unpopularity as the majority of the team gained considerable weight during the winter months. However, it was periodically used for the 6-a-side before going out of circulation.2008-2009 Kappa red shirt.

Adidas logo Squadra 2007-2008 MJS short sleeve / Malta 2008 Tour shirt.
The short sleeve shirt was a very popular one. Made by Adidas, the shirt contained an embroidered Sassco badge and an FA Charter Standard badge on the sleeve (both produced and imported from China). The numbering and team name appeared on the back as they did on the previous Milltech shirt. The MJS logo appeared on the front. The numbering and logo was printed by Washington Badge & Embroidery.

This was taken out of circulaton and was re-printed and used in Sassco's overseas tour to Malta, with the Red Fox tour sponsor logo on. This shirt is now out of circulation after November 2008 as it was given to each player who took part in the tour.

Red Fox Malta shirt

2007-2008 MJS short sleeve / Malta 2008 Tour shirt. 

Adidas logo 2007-2008 6-a-side long sleeve shirt.
A shirt purchased specifically for the 6-a-side Leagues. Sassco lifted a trophy wearing this Adidas branded, long sleeve shirt in 2008. The curved Sassco text appeared on the reverse and the badge was printed by Aztec Print.


suzarn_small2007-2008 MJS Lycra® long sleeve shirt.
The long sleeve shirt was custom produced from Sialkot, Pakistan (as were the Milltech and Manpower shirts). This was the first Sassco shirt to be made of Lycra® material. Both the Sassco and FA Charter Standard badges were embroidered, albeit not accurately, which led to separate badges being sourced from China and sewn on for any future shirts. The style was similar to the Manpower shirt, but with the addition of a collar and also a filled v-neck. The Sassco name and number appeared on the back in the style used by the previous Milltech shirt. This is no longer used by the Sassco 11-a-side adult team and had been passed on the the Under 18 Sassco Impact team for a brief time before going out of circulation.

2007-2008 MJS Lycra® long sleeve shirt.

suzarn_small2006-2007 Milltech shirt.
The second designed custom shirt. Made in the same high quality polyester, the shirt also contained an embroidered Team Sassco badge as well as a printed Milltech sponsor logo. This was the first shirt to show the Sassco name on the back along with numbering as 01, 02, etc. Sizing was a XL due to the sizing problems with the previous Manpower shirt. This shirt is no longer in circulation.


suzarn_small2005-2007 Manpower shirt.
Not hugely popular due to the size problems and poor printing of the numbers on the back. Most of the shirts were L size. But, this was the first custom designed shirt for Sassco. Made in high quality polyester, the shirt also contained an embroidered Team Sassco badge as well as the Manpower sponsor logo. Was seen from time to time in the 6-a-side, but now no longer in circulation.

2006-2007 Milltech shirt.

Adidas logo Nova 2002-2005 Sassco shirts

A popular and much used shirt, spanning three years. Came into first use during Sassco's 6-a-side Season 4 campaign which ended with a triumphant 4-0 win over Sporting Redhouse in the SFL Cup Competition. These had to be purchased from Germany as Adidas didn't distribute unbranded team kits until around 2005. The blue one was a necessity as a second kit when the 11-a-side team started. These shirts were used on occasions as a spare shirt by various 6-a-side teams, but are now no longer in circulation. Made by Adidas, the shirts were 100% polyester and contained a vinyl Sassco badge with red numbering on the back of the white shirt and white numbering on the blue shirt.

2002-2005 Sassco shirts.

2002-2005 Sassco shirts. Adidas logo Paris 2001 Herrenknecht / Sassco 6-a-side short sleeve shirts.
A shirt used as a "Summer shirt" for the 6-a-side. Unfortunately, these were paint damaged and were therefore unusable. Due to the poor weather, another short sleeve shirt wasn't purchased until the Summer of 2007 for the 11-a-side.


Adidas logo Liga Cup 1999-2001 Herrenknecht / Sassco 6-a-side shirts.
A rarely remembered shirt and the first ever Sassco badged shirt, which was used for the 6-a-side. Made by Adidas and imported from the United States. The brand name was Liga Cup and it was quite unusual as it had the old Adidas Trefoil logo on. This was introduced at a time when "retro" looks were unheard of. This was close to becoming the first 11-a-side shirt, but was changed in favour of the ones shown above. It started with a Herrenknecht badge, but was changed once the Sassco name was introduced in 2001. Looking back, this was by far the most stylish shirt Sassco had worn and is the influence behind the current iKobo shirt.


1999-2000 Herrenknecht 6-a-side shirts.
The first ever "Sassco" shirt, although the name Sassco wasn't conceived until a few years after it's introduction. The shirt was non-branded and generic. The team name at the time was Herrenknecht as it was the sponsors name. 

1999-2000 Herrenknecht 6-a-side shirts.

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Cyprus Tour 2019 - 25th March 2019

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Cyprus Tour 2019 - 20th March 2019

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Cyprus Tour 2019 - 8th March 2019

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Saturday Season 20 - 8th December 2018

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Sassco 5/6-a-side - 25th October 2018

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11-a-side - 8th October 2018

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11-a-side - 24th June 2018

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Sassco 5/6-a-side - 25th February 2018

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11-a-side - 23rd February 2018

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Sassco Tournaments - 16th February 2018

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11-a-side - 7th February 2018

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11-a-side - 26th January 2018

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11-a-side League 2017 - 22nd July 2017

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11-a-side League 2017 - 15th July 2017

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11-a-side League 2017 - 1st July 2017

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11-a-side League 2017 - 24th June 2017

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McDermont foaming at the mouth. Another disappointing game topped off with McDermont foaming at the mouth, requesting to be subbed, then fannying around in the box to concede the fourth goal. The...Read More 1 Sunderland O35…

11-a-side League 2017 - 17th June 2017

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Searing heat, another injury and McDermont roars like a kangaroo to hit the crossbar. It was quite disappointing. We were missing a few from last week: Barker, Dan Smith and Dave...Read More

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Uncategorized - 14th June 2017

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11-a-side League 2017 - 10th June 2017

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Various Articles - 4th June 2017

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11-a-side League 2017 - 3rd June 2017

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Near miss in the final moment…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 28th May 2017

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Tired legs took effect the following day, as we faced an identical schedule, which was increasingly gruelling. Also, the majority of the team were out on the lash until around...Read More

Triumph on Day 1 of the Knatt…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 28th May 2017

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Sassco win at the Stadium of …

11-a-side - 21st May 2017

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Sassco's most glorious moment in their 18 year history. Sassco 11-a-side, finally won their first game in over a year, and what a place to do it in. It was their first...Read More

Stadium of Light 2017 shirts …

11-a-side - 12th May 2017

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Delighted to announce that the shirts supplied by Woven Inc. have arrived and are ready for our second game at the Stadium of Light on 18th May.

Opening game v South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side League 2017 - 10th May 2017

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Stadium of Light Rules, Itine…

11-a-side - 4th May 2017

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The rules and regulations for Play on the Pitch 2017 have been passed on from Sunderland AFC. Those who took part last year, will know what to expect. Rules of Play Squads...Read More

Iceland Tour map and Golden C…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 30th April 2017

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The main venues are shown below for the Iceland Tour. The apartment is shown, plus the football venue, main bus terminal, as well as hotel and airport. Below this map is...Read More


11-a-side - 28th April 2017

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A hastily arranged game against Mark Muers' U35 team, Washington United FC. We really cobbled a team together. High hopes were for the Stadium of Light team, but Smith, Sangha, Dixon...Read More

Woven Inc to supply Sassco's …

11-a-side - 20th April 2017

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Please to announce that Woven Inc, one of the UK leaders in custom workwear and fashion clothing based in Washington, are supplying the AWDis kit for our game at the...Read More

Sassco 11-a-side are back?

11-a-side League 2017 - 31st March 2017

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We're looking to revive the 11-a-side team in, albeit, an over 35 format. Durham FA are organising a 50 minute game league, which is played on a Saturday morning at Durham...Read More


11-a-side - 25th March 2017

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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 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


Uncategorized - 5th July 2016


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

Fatty says: "Missing or …

Uncategorized - 2nd July 2016

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Sorry, but like Fatty Wardle is telling you, it seems that the page you were searching for can't be found. However, the site does get updated and, from time-to-time, pages...Read More

Post Brexit Guide on dealing …

Various 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

Tel Aviv, Israel in 2018

Israel Tour 2018 - 27th June 2016

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Finally, we'll be setting foot on hallowed ground in the Summer of 2018, with Tel Aviv being the venue. Israel was actually an early choice back in 2009/2010, but other...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

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