Summer kick-off

Trudy Schultz and John Hughes prepare the new clubhouse for the official opening in time for the summer 6s. Picture: Anne Keen

Trudy Schultz and John Hughes prepare the new clubhouse for the official opening in time for the summer 6s. Picture: Anne Keen

The Gloucester Scorpions Soccer Club will be hosting a Summer 6s competition to help welcome the summer season.

Registrations for Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) Summer 6s competitions have opened across Northern NSW, as the governing body prepares to deliver off season activities to allow players to so say goodbye to winter and kickstart their summer.

The Summers 6s competition is one of NNSWF’s popular off season participation activities for both males and females, conducted by a selection of sanctioned Member Clubs across Northern NSW.

Summer 6s incorporates a revised format of the game with a competitive yet social environment that provides a fun way to enjoy summer with friends, with selected member clubs hosting both junior and senior competitions.

The revised Summer 6s format sees matches run for 30 minutes, with 15 minute halves and a brief half-time interval.

Each team is permitted to field six players and has the opportunity for unlimited interchange during the match.

“Summer 6s is a great way to keep active over summer in a friendly and social environment,” NNSWF community football manager Peter Haynes said.

“It allows those who have played football during the regular winter season to continue playing during the off season, whether their objective is to maintain their match fitness or simply just to have fun.

“Summer 6s is also a great opportunity for people not actively involved in the game at club level, to experience football in a more relaxed, fun format that is more accessible and flexible to their individual needs but still delivers a great football experience,” Mr Haynes said.

Fifteen member clubs across Northern NSW are joining Gloucester in hosting the Summer 6s format including Great Lakes, Maitland, Cessnock, Lochinvar, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Tenambit, Coonabarabran, Lambto, Urunga, Garden Suburb, Muswellbrook, Pottsville and Wallsend.  

Players can find out more information and register by visiting www.summer6s.com.au

With the soccer season coming to an end, this competition gives the players something to look forward to.

The Gloucester Scorpions Soccer Club will cap off the season with the official opening their clubhouse on grand final day on Saturday, August 26.

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