Friday, September 9, 2016

Bangalore amateur football gets high-five

In its first-of-its-kind, a city based franchise tournament for amateurs, Football Fives League (FFL), was announced yesterday. Organized by AddRush Sports Pvt. Ltd. this tournament will be played in home and away basis. The organizers claim that it will be an exciting three months of footballing festivities amongst the Bengaluru’s best! 

Over the years the craze for football in the city has grown ten-fold. FFL aims to promote the amateur football in the city and provide a platform which will help provide recognition to the amazing talent the city has. FFL will have 120 players from 10 participating franchises. 

The game will be played in 5-a-side format were there will be two halves of 20 minutes each with a halftime break of three to five minutes. Twelve members make up a squad while only five play. Rolling substitutes are allowed, 3 points for a win, one for a draw, none for loss. 

Participating teams 

  • Barefoot FC (home ground Tiento)
  • XLR8 FC (home ground XLR8)
  • Super Park FC (home ground Super Park)
  • Football Aura 
  • Fairplay FC (Home ground new facility at JP Nagar)
  • Bullring Matadors (home ground BullRing)
  • West Block FC 
  • Friends United 
  • Al-Fateh FC (home ground Active Arena)
  • Hotfut South United (home ground Hotfut, Sarjapur Road)