Eric Speake Memorial Tournament

U11s 9-A-Side “Transitional” Football Tournament – Sunday 1st September 2019

This is an annual event and aimed at this season’s Under 10s going on to U11s next season, where they move to 9-a-side and the offside rule kicks in for the first time.

We offer this FREE to our Sale United teams.

The event will be Sunday 1st September which is the weekend before the league play begins and hosted here at Crossford Bridge Sports Ground.

Because of the wide ability range of teams we try to match up teams like for like regarding ability. Our aim is to give the teams the practice they need, at the right level for them.

We always receive good feedback about how good this event is for this age group, with last year attracting 24 teams playing over 6 pitches!

DATE: Sunday 1st September 2019 

Event Details

The teams will be placed into groups and will play at least four, (possibly five or six depending how far you get) x 20 minute games on a league basis, with adequate breaks in between matches.

In an effort to offer this experience to as many players as possible, squads will be allowed up to 15 players and unlimited roll-on, roll-off during matches.

Squads will need to be registered by 9.30am on the day and the first games will kick off at 10am. All games (including the Finals) will be finished by 3pm.

The eventual winning squad will receive the “Eric Speake Cup”. They will hold the Cup for one year, and will be responsible for its return to be competed for the following year.

There will be individual awards given to all players in the Winning, Runners-up and 3rd Placed Squads.

Cost of entry will be £60 per squad (maximum 15 players)

To Enter

Payment to Sale United FC should be submitted no later than 20th August (bank transfer or cheque).

Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis and we will inform when the tournament is full.

Please send application form to to express interest and book your team to the tournament.