U11s 9-A-Side “Transitional” Football Tournament – Sunday 3rd September

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.

The event will be Sunday 3rd September which is the weekend before the league play begins. 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.


DATE: Sunday 3rd September

LOCATION: Crossford Bridge Sports Ground, Danefield Road, M33 7WR


Event Details

This year we have 24 Teams who have entered into the tournament – We will format a mix of the Euro 2016 tournament (with the best 2 runners up progressing) and the FA cup for the latter stages of the tournament where the fun begins!

To explain:

There will be 6 groups of 4 teams (grouped as close as possible by the league in which the team play).
The winner of each group and the 2 best group runners up will progress to the 1/4 finals.
Next – 3rd and 4th place teams and the other 4 runners up will complete their final game.
The quarter finals will be drawn out of a hat in FA cup style, all the way until the final!


Normal 9v9 rules apply.
Each game will be 20 mins in duration.
Each squad has a maximum of 15 players


Registration begins at 9:15am
Coaches meeting at 9:30am
Referees meeting at 9:45am
First round games start at 10am
Group games end by 2:30pm
Tournament end by 4pm


1- Sale United FC Spitfires / Fletcher Moss Rangers / Wilmslow Town Jags / Juno Utd Lions

2- Brooklands Dragons Mavs / Fletcher Moss Colts / Wythenshawe AFC 1/ MUFC Foundation

3- Sale United Warriors / Juno Utd Jags / Unicorn Hurricanes / High Lane

4 – Wythenshawe AFC 2 / Brooklands Dragons Fire / Athletico Blues / Timperley Villa Green

5 – Sale United Eagles / Tiki-Taka Cruyffs / Timperley Villa Blue / Beechfield Storm

6- Sale United Blades / Beechfield Typhoon / Winsford Diamonds / Flixton Jnrs Sharks


We have free parking on site over 2 car parks and overflow parking however we do encourage where possible for players / teams to car pool in order to assist us with the organisation of parking.


We have a cafe on site that will be serving hot / cold beverages and hot food/snacks throughout the day.


To Enter

Entries are now closed as the tournament is full.

Please contact saleunitedheadcoach@outlook.com for any questions regarding the tournament! We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!