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Five-a-side football tournament

Five-a-side football tournament
Mark Pawluk.
Tuesday 25th August 2015 by C. Freeman

Year 12 student Mark Pawluk is organising a five-a-side football tournament this Wednesday afternoon and up to six teams can sign up. He is organising the event as experience for the business and football course that he considering studying at university.

As it will be the final IEC session for the current Year 12s Mark is hoping that as many keen footballers as possible sign up for the bouts, which will take place on the Astroturf pitches. Players will obviously need to bring along their sports kit and trainers.

Mark said: ‘There will be a minimum of five players and two subs per team. I have worked out a playing order and there will be different categories to include top goal scorers, top clean sheets and top assists and winners will get certificates. Depending on how many teams sign up there will be potentially five or ten minutes per game. Three games will be played at a time and the normal five-a-side rules will be in place. I will make an announcement tomorrow in assembly so if people want to stay behind and sign up that would be great, otherwise they can email me, but I will need definite numbers by period 4 today (Wednesday 26th August) so I can work out the fixtures.'

Mark, who is studying media, business and travel and tourism A Levels said: ‘One of the potential universities that caught my eye at the recent UCAS information event at Bedford was the UCFB. The University College of Football Business has two campuses, in Wembley and Burnley. I went to an open day and am interested in four of their courses, including football business and media, football business and marketing, stadium and events management and international football business. It is quite a new university that opened in 2011 and getting experience organising an event like this will be good for my personal statement.’

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