A detailed map showing the venues Sassco.co.uk have played in since 2008, as well as full results and line ups since 2008 (further down the page).

Croatia Tour 2025

The Croatia Tour will be our 15th tour overseas.

The plan is to fly from Newcastle to either Zadar or Dubrovnik in May 2025. Direct flights are available. Contact has already been made in Zadar, and that’s the preferred option, but this is all depending on flight releases for May 2025. More details will be posted over the next few months.

It’s expected the tour will take place over a weekend in late May.

Sweden Tour 2024

The Sweden Tour 2024 is our 14th tour overseas.

The squad flew out from Edinburgh and the full line up was as follows:

  • Davinder Sangha
  • Arjan Sangha
  • Mark McShane
  • John Harper
  • David Gourlay

The team had a successful tour losing only two games out of seven, and finishing as winners in the tournament staged there.

Netherlands Tour 2023

It’s close to home and it’s the Netherlands in 2022 after Covid. The team, now reaching their 50’s will need some medical marijuana for the aches and pains.

Both opponents have been arranged and the squad of Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie, Mark McShane and John Harper will be in Amsterdam from 3rd to 6th May.

Cyprus Tour 2019

It’s Cyprus in 2019. The team aren’t getting any younger, so it as to be scheduled as one of the last tours, until Sangha scored in Tel-Aviv (on the pitch) and then “Where next?”.
Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and was actually the first choice venue back in 2007, before we went over to Malta. The squad of five players is heading direct from Newcastle to Paphos, via Jet 2 on the 27th March and returning, if allowed back in due to Brexit on the 31st March.
Three game events have been scheduled v Alana FC, St. Georges FC and then a tournament arranged by the A.M. Fair Game Sports Center. The players taking part are Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, David Gourlay, Chris Dixon and new old boy, Lee “Bulgy” Calvert.

Israel Tour 2018

It’s Israel in 2018. We’ll be taking a bunch of non-believers to the Holy Land, where, hopefully, with an epiphany, they will manage to secure at least three points in the series of games.
The venue is Tel Aviv, where we will be taking part against opponents: Soccer Stars and Milan Club Israel, sourced by the resourceful Elad Levin.
The four players travelling on the 10th May will be David Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie and Davinder Sangha. So, while Israel conquered the Middle-East in six days, I expect Dave Gourlay to do it in four.

Iceland Tour 2017

Aurora Borealis and volcanoes – and we’re not talking about what happens to Dave G after a few drinks!
Sassco headed North to Iceland in 2017. The Nordic island country lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It only has a population of 329,000, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital (and our location) is Reykjavík.
The opponents were superb hosts, white water rafting was exhilarating and the Blue Lagoon was relaxing.

Switzerland Tour 2016

The country which invented the cuckoo clock and shady banking hosted Sassco in 2016. It was in Geneva, Switzerland!
Sassco took on FC Semailles in an opening futsal game, before taking part in a specially prepared tournament, the following day, finishing a close second against three local opponents. The games took place on Friday 3rd June 2016 and Saturday 4th June 2016. 

USA Tour 2015


Technically it was still a tour.
Originally, it was a late honeymoon, but Gourlay and Dixon tagged along with Sangha (all in separate hotels and flight times) before meeting up in the Lower East Side, under the Williamsburg Bridge. Then with a few additions, took on and defeated Alphabet City SC in iconic surroundings.

Denmark Tour 2014

A fantastic tour saw the team suffer an opening defeat at the DBU headquarters, before storming back in the remaining three games to take the wins.
The hotel was excellent, the opponents were amazingly accommodating, which included a barbecue on the beach and free tickets for a Copenhagen game.

France Tour 2013

A good set of games, but a disappointing hotel, which, to be honest, was a dive in front of a sex shop (which was the only good thing).
An game of volleyball and then one of the most picturesque venues Sassco have ever played in, saw a long range strike on goal from Ed Cook and the first ever games recorded in HD. Unfortunately, David Gourlay, messing around with his Samsung Galaxy on the train; lost it and spoiled the tour.

Germany Tour 2012

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One of the best tours to date saw two defeats, despite a large squad.
The wonderful city of Dusseldorf hosted the Sassco team, as they suffered a defeat in “cageball” soccer and then another defeat in futsal. Despite this, the venues were great, the hotel was superb and Germans were wonderful.
 

Italy Tour 2011

Venice was the venue for a very successful tour, which saw all the games being played at our own hotel, but even then, we managed to be late for a game.
Highlights of the tour included Tim’s mission to find St. Marks Square, before David Gourlay got walloped in the mush with a hard futsal ball and spent the rest of the tour in a bad mood. The tour was one of the most relaxing ones in comparison to the Spain one. Two days and two sets of games on each.
 

Spain Tour 2010

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The recession hit (thanks you c**t bankers), so the tour was all but abandoned, but a late change meant we were back to where we started: Small sided games.
An 11-a-side tour was planned to the southern regions of Spain, but one-by-one, most dropped out and eventually we revitalised it as a 5-a-side tour and managed a marathon set of four games in three days around Barcelona.

Portugal Tour 2009

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The second tour was the biggest to date, and this time we had substitutes (for a few hours).
After Malta in 2008, it was a case of “that’s it, we’ve done it!” and then back to normality. But it wasn’t long before the players started to ask about the next location. So, Portugal was chosen, with easy, direct flights and a full squad. This time, we managed to get a draw, a win and a loss.
 

Malta Tour 2008

After many cold afternoons struggling in the conditions, Sassco’s idea of a mid-season break overseas finally came to fruition with a weekend tour to Malta.

Despite a few failed starts, including a week tour planned to the USA in 2006 (too expensive), then an aborted trip to Cyprus in 2007 (not enough players), the venue for 2008 was chosen as a weekend tour. Eventually, we have 12 who put down the money in the self-funded tour and once we stepped on to the pitch at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, two hours after we landed, the first of many tours started.

MALTA 2008Click here to view the Malta Tour 2008.

7th November 2008
Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta
Kirkop FC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1
Scott Hembrough
David Smith, Chris Dixon, Marc McDermont, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Mark Muers, Scott Hembrough

8th November 2008
Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta
Mdina Knights 4 Sassco.co.uk 0
David Smith, Chris Dixon, Marc McDermont, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Davinder Sangha, Scott Hembrough

9th November 2008
Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta
Gudja FC 5 Sassco.co.uk 2
Mark Cresswell, Dave Gourlay
David Smith, Chris Dixon, Marc McDermont, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Davinder Sangha, Scott Hembrough (Davinder Sangha)

PORTUGAL 2009Click here to view the Portugal Tour 2009.

17th October 2009
Estadio Da Nora, Albufeira, Portugal
FC Ferreiras 0 Sassco.co.uk 2
Scott Hembrough, Wayne Greenwell
David Smith, Chris Dixon, Mark Muers (Davinder Sangha), Simon Mulvaney, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Mark Muers, Scott Hembrough

16th October 2009
Municipal, Albufeira, Portugal
Juventude SC 1 Sassco.co.uk 1
Scott Hembrough
David Smith, Chris Dixon (Davinder Sangha), Simon Mulvaney, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Mark Muers, Scott Hembrough (William Harper)

18th October 2009
Hotel Alfamar, Albuifeira, Portugal
DFFC 6 Sassco.co.uk 4
Scott Hembrough 3, Mark Cresswell
David Smith, Chris Dixon, Simon Mulvaney, Paul McConville, Tim Gillespie, Mark Middlemiss, Dave Gourlay, Wayne Greenwell, Davinder Sangha, Scott Hembrough

SPAIN 2010Click here to view the Spain Tour 2010.

22nd October 2010
Pabello Zal, Barcelona, Spain
Port de Barcelona 14 Sassco.co.uk 8
Tim Gillespie 3, Scott Hembrough 2, Dave Gourlay 2, Mark Edmondson 1
Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Scott Hembrough, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

23th October 2010
Complex Sportius Llars Mundet, Barcelona, Spain
Ashwan FC 8 Sassco.co.uk 9
Dave Gourlay 5, Mark Edmondson 2, Scott Hembrough 2
Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Scott Hembrough, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

23th October 2010
Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Sarrià, Barcelona, Spain
ALM FC 7 Sassco.co.uk 7
Dave Gourlay 3, Scott Hembrough 2, Tim Gillespie 2
Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Scott Hembrough, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

24th October 2010
Poliesportiu La Farga, Indoor Gym.
UE Sants 10 Sassco.co.uk 3
Dave Gourlay 1, Mark Edmondson 2
Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Scott Hembrough, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

ITALY 2011Click here to view the Italy Tour 2011.

9th September 2011
Verde Giardino, Venice, Italy
Amici Calcetto Pellestrina 6 Sassco.co.uk 1
Dave Gourlay
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

9th September 2011
Verde Giardino, Venice, Italy
Amici Calcetto Pellestrina 3 Sassco.co.uk 3
Mark Edmondson 3
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

10th September 2011
Verde Giardino, Venice, Italy
Vimage SRL 3 Sassco.co.uk 3
Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

10th September 2011
Verde Giardino, Venice, Italy
Vimage SRL 4 Sassco.co.uk 5
Mark Edmondson 2, Tim Gillespie, David Gourlay 2
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Mark Edmondson

GERMANY 2012Click here to view the Germany Tour 2012.

17th August 2012
CageBall Center, Dusseldorf, Germany
FC Vollkontakt 20 Sassco.co.uk 14
Matty Downs 2, Dave Gourlay 4, Matthew Alldis 2, Chris Dixon 2, Ed Cook 2, Paul McConville 2
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Matty Downs, Matthew Alldis, Dave Gourlay, Ed Cook

18th August 2012
CageBall Center, Dusseldorf, Germany
Futsal Lions 7 Sassco.co.uk 2
Paul McConville, Dave Gourlay
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Matty Downs, Matthew Alldis, Dave Gourlay, Ed Cook

FRANCE 2013Click here to view the France Tour 2013.

17th August 2013
Stade de Football, Villefranche, France
Sassco.co.uk 6 AngloSports 4
Ed Cook, Paul McConville, Dave Gourlay 2, Chris Dixon 2
Kevin Cooper, Ed Cook, Paul McConville, Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

DENMARK 2014Click here for the Denmark Tour 2014.

25th July 2014
Dansk Boldspil-Union, Brondby, Denmark
Ishoj Fodbold Forening 12 Sassco co uk 5
Chris Dixon 2, Mike Barker 3
Carsten List, Arjan Sangha, Mike Barker, Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie

25th July 2014
Dansk Boldspil-Union, Brondby, Denmark
Ishoj Fodbold Forening 3 Sassco co uk 5
Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Mike Barker 2, Tim Gillespie
Carsten List, Mike Barker, Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie

26th July 2014
Dansk Boldspil-Union, Brondby, Denmark
Ishoj Fodbold Forening 4 Sassco co uk 6
Chris Dixon 2, Dave Gourlay 2, Mike Barker 2
Musa Binici, Arjan Sangha, Mike Barker, Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie

26th July 2014
Dansk Boldspil-Union, Brondby, Denmark
Ishoj Fodbold Forening 3 Sassco co uk 4
Chris Dixon 3, Mike Barker 
Musa Binici, Arjan Sangha, Mike Barker, Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon, Tim Gillespie

UNITED STATES 2015USA Tour 2015

12th September 2015
East River Park, New York, United States
Alphabet City SC 6 Sassco co uk 6
Davinder Sangha, Dave Gourlay 2, Chris Dixon 2, Greg Lalas
Davinder Sangha, Greg Lalas, Tomasz Kozlowski, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

12th September 2015
East River Park, New York, United States
Alphabet City SC 4 Sassco co uk 6
Dave Gourlay 2, Chris Dixon 2, Greg Lalas 2
Davinder Sangha, Greg Lalas, Tomasz Kozlowski, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

SWITZERLAND 2016Switzerland Tour 2016

4th June 2016
École de commerce Aimée-Stitelmann, Geneva, Switzerland
FC Semailles 12 Sassco co uk 5
Dave Gourlay 3, Mike Barker, Chris Dixon
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Mike Barker, Ed Cook, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

5th June 2016
Stade De Fraisiers, Geneva, Switzerland
FC Semailles 3 Sassco co uk 4
Ed Cook, Dave Gourlay 3
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Mike Barker, Ed Cook, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

5th June 2016
Stade De Fraisiers, Geneva, Switzerland
FC Futsal Equipe 0 Sassco co uk 5
Mike Barker 2, Dave Gourlay 3
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Mike Barker, Ed Cook, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

5th June 2016
Stade De Fraisiers, Geneva, Switzerland
FC Geneva 2 Sassco co uk 1
Dave Gourlay
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Mike Barker, Ed Cook, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

ICELAND 2017Iceland Tour 2017

27th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 4 FC Sækó 0
Chris Scott 2, Dave Gourlay 2
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Indriði Waage, Chris Dixon

27th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 1 , Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur 0
Dave Gourlay
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Indriði Waage, Chris Dixon

27th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 2 Breiðablik UBK 0
Dave Gourlay 2 
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Indriði Waage, Chris Dixon

27th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 6 Ospin 2
Dave Gourlay 3, Chris Scott 2, OG
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Indriði Waage, Chris Dixon

28th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 2 Breiðablik UBK 2
Chris Scott, Chris Dixon
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Albert Steinn Guðjónsson, Chris Dixon

28th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 4 FC Sækó 1
Dave Gourlay 2, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Albert Steinn Guðjónsson, Chris Dixon

28th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Sassco.co.uk 5 Ospin 0
Chris Dixon 2, Dave Gourlay 2, Chris Scott
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Albert Steinn Guðjónsson, Chris Dixon

28th May 2017
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur , Reykjavik, Iceland
Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur 1 Sassco.co.uk 0
Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Scott, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Albert Steinn Guðjónsson, Chris Dixon

ISRAEL 2018 Israel Toure 2018

20th May 2018
Ma’agan Michael, Israel
Sassco.co.uk 16 Soccerstars Tel Aviv 16
Soccerstars won 5-4 on penalties 

Tim Gillespie 1, Davinder Sangha 1, Roi Nave 1, Yaniv Lugasi 1, Chris Dixon 3, Dave Gourlay 9 
Roi Nave (Yaniv Lugasi), Davinder Sangha, Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Chris Dixon

CYPRUS 2019 

2nd April 2019
AM Fair Game, Paphos, Cyprus
A. M. Fair Game 14 Sassco.co.uk 10
Lee Calvert 4, Dave Gourlay 1, Gabriel Theodorou 4, Pitsillos 1
Davinder Sangha, Lee Calvert, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Gabriel Theodorou, Pitsillos

4thApril 2019
AM Fair Game, Paphos, Cyprus
St. Georges FC 9 Sassco.co.uk 6
Lee Calvert 4, Dave Gourlay 2
Maxim Kindyakov, Davinder Sangha, Lee Calvert, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay

5th April 2019
Alana Sports Center, Paphos, Cyprus
Alana FC 17 Sassco.co.uk 8
Lee Calvert 1, Dave Gourlay 3, Chris Dixon 2, Andreas Konstantinou 2
Davinder Sangha, Lee Calvert, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Andreas Konstantinou

2020, 2021 and 2022

The pandemic caused the cancellation of the Netherlands 2020 tour and it’s subsequent restarts for 2021 and 2022.

NETHERLANDS 2023 

4th May 2023
Sportcomplex, Oostzaan, Netherlands
OFC Oostzaan 2 Sassco.co.uk 0
Davinder Sangha, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Tim Gillespie, Mark McShane, John Harper

4th May 2023
Sportcomplex, Oostzaan, Netherlands
OFC Oostzaan 5 Sassco.co.uk 3
Tim Gillespie, Dave Gourlay, Mark McShane
Davinder Sangha, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Tim Gillespie, Mark McShane, John Harper

5th May 2023
AK Broek in Waterland, Netherlands
Voetbalvereniging S.D.O.B. 2 Sassco.co.uk 4
Leo Boon, Dave Gourlay, Mark McShane, John Harper
Davinder Sangha, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Mark McShane, John Harper

5th May 2023
AK Broek in Waterland, Netherlands
Voetbalvereniging S.D.O.B. 4 Sassco.co.uk 0
Davinder Sangha, Chris Dixon, David Gourlay, Mark McShane, John Harper

SWEDEN 2024 

10th May 2024
Kristinebergs Bollplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm CBC 2 Sassco.co.uk 2
John Harper 2
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, Bertin, John Harper

10th May 2024
Kristinebergs Bollplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm CBC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1
John Harper 
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, Chris Mitchell, John Harper

11th May 2024
Östermalms IP, Stockholm, Sweden
Atletico Meetup 1 Sassco.co.uk 0
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, John Harper

11th May 2024
Östermalms IP, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm CBC 1 Sassco.co.uk 3
Mark McShane 2, Arjan Sangha
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, John Harper

11th May 2024
Östermalms IP, Stockholm, Sweden
SCBC 1 Sassco.co.uk 2
John Harper, David Gourlay (pen)
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, John Harper

11th May 2024
Östermalms IP, Stockholm, Sweden
Meetup United 1 Sassco.co.uk 4
Mark McShane 3, Tom Lauskis
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Toms Lauskis, Mark McShane, John Harper

11th May 2024
Östermalms IP, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm CBC 1 Sassco.co.uk 1
Sassco.co.uk won 3-1 on penalties 
Mark McShane
Charles Lor, Davinder Sangha, David Gourlay, Arjan Sangha, Mark McShane, John Harper