You don’t have to be Beckham to take part in new league

Last year's winners MISFITS.
Last year's winners MISFITS.

ENERGETIC teams are needed to take up the challenge in a new football season.

Hartlepool’s six-a-side-community football league is looking for new sides to join in the league, which kicks off tonight.

It will then run every Tuesday from 7pm until 10pm on the impressive 3G surface at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Mapleton Road.

And you don’t need to be an organised team - mates from the pub can take part.

League manager Richard Rollason described the league as “fitness with a competitive edge for people aged 16 and over”.

He added: “Although we have some talented footballers taking part, it’s a league for the community givesall standards of footballers the chance to play.”

The league is Football Association (FA)-affiliated and isprofessionally run and only uses the very best referees in the area, says Richard.

Participants do not need to be an organised or an established team, they may simply be a group of friends, work colleagues or mates from the pub.

There is no entry or registration fee to the league and teams are able to use flexible squads, so as many different players can be fielded throughout the season.

Last year’s winners of the Premiership, MISFITS (as pictured) worked their way up from the bottom of the league over three years after hearing about the league through the Hartlepool Mail and the local media and have already signed up ahead of the new season.

The league is played at the Dyke House site and has been established for more than six years.

Anyone interested in taking part in the new Tuesday night sessions, or on any other night of the week, can register for free. Details are available at

Alternatively anyone wanting to find out more information about the league can contact Richard on 07929 241693.