England Trials Take Place

Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 5:20pm

On Sunday 28th April over 30 of the finest minifootball players in the country descended on Walsall as the United Kingdom Minifootball Association began its selection process.

Some of the players who made their debuts for England in February’s friendly against Bulgaria joined the hopefuls from across the Britain who had been picked out by our affiliated leagues.

The near gale force winds made it tricky for players but spirits were as high as the skill levels as the players were split into teams for a series of frendlies which saw everyone in attendance playing against each other in highly competitive games. The best players will join up with the established England stars as the team looks to improve on its showing in 2012.

The prospective internationals were watched by England minifootball manager Chris Mackintosh as well as National Team Director Pete Mitchell and Mitchell admitted he was delighted with some of the skills on show: “The idea of these trials was to open the England minifootball team out to the whole country and see what sort of ability we had out there,” he said. “And we certainly saw much to give us food for thought, with some real standout players showing us their abilities.”

Players that have been successful will be informed in the next few days and will be sent for full England training prior to a busy summer of friendlies.

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