11 a-side Veterans Cup

The Vets Cup was introduced this during the 2015-16 season to provide teams with more fixtures and excitement over the year. Some of the fixture dates have all teams playing at the Wixams AGP together on one night.

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With a trophy awaiting the winners, there’s a lot to look forward to. The teams that are currently participating in the Veterans Cup are:

AFC Kempston Rovers
Barton Rovers FC
Cambridge FC
Crawley Green FC
Lilley Rangers FC
Shefford Town & Campton FC

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-    If you’ve played football all your life and do not want to give it up any time soon… then get involved!
-    If you have hardly kicked a ball, but have always wondered what all the fuss was about… get involved!
-    The sooner you start, the quicker you’ll realise what you’ve been missing.

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If you or your team are interested in getting involved, then please get in contact with:
Josh Spavins (Recreational Football Officer) - Josh.Spavins@BedfordshireFA.com / 07432 700589


9 a-side Veterans League

The Bedfordshire Veterans 9 a-side Football League is an initiative to get more people over the age of 35 back into football. This 9 a-side competition is played on a 60 x 40yd pitch whereby games are played every other Sunday evening. The league is contested at 4 AGP pitches; AFC Kempston, Robert Bloomfield, Lealands High School and Bedfordshire FA. The fixtures are played from 6pm onwards, with 25 minute halves. Please view the fixtures and results HERE

-    Format: 9 a-side
-    Venues: North/South Divisions
-    Day: Sunday Evenings
-    League Contact: Chris O Donnell (chris@beds9aside.co.uk / 07739308889)

The format has been hugely successful with some great football on show and for many it has rolled back the years. It has certainly shown that football is for all and there are always avenues back into the game even for those that had previously ‘retired’ from football.

The teams have ranged from a group of youth team manager’s, work mates, old team mates and it has resulted in squad sizes getting bigger as those that have previously hung their boots up have been tempted back into playing the beautiful game.

The growth of the league has resulted in North and South Divisions. A knockout league cup competition is also available for teams to pit their wits against each other for the first time to see how they compare in their respective divisions.

New teams are welcome to join and now is the perfect time to affiliate to the league for next season.

To enter a new team please contact:
Chris O Donnell (chris@beds9aside.co.uk / 07739308889)
James Petty (James.Petty@BedfordshireFA.com)

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