(Message from Andy of Morton Community 07s)
We’ve booked Parklea for the 27th July from 1000-1600, both Astro pitches.
Format still being confirmed but we are looking at at ‘Champions league’ groups stage, play off and final format.
The format we have is very busy and given in mind it’s preseason we are looking for input that you are comfortable with the game times we are planning. It’ll be a first look at competition for a lot of them so we want it to be fun, we also want to use it to build for the season so shorter but more games we think will be optimum.
Our thoughts are two group stages of 3 teams will be two 40 min games.
Playoff stages will be short 30 min no half games. They’ll be used to put two teams into a Europa League final and 4 teams into the CL semis seeded 1-4 on their results.
Semis, Champs league & Europa Final will be 25mins each way as per 9s.
They’ll get minimum about 3hrs playing time and we want them to get a minimum of 15 mins between games with all teams getting an hours break during the group phase.
It’ll be a long day but we’ve good facilities at Parklea and we’ll arrange food vans etc to be there.
At present we are still at £100 per team just to cover the days rental and are working away to pull in some funding. It’s been a late start to this as I said so hopefully we can pull a few tricks out the bag!