Halfway to Wembley

Kids' teams battle it out in a national cup...

Hundreds of junior footballers and their families from across the country have been enjoying a brilliant new tournament as the Indesit National Mini Soccer Cup reaches its halfway stage.
The Cup, run in conjunction with FourFourTwo, is all about improving team-work and skills, nurturing passion and providing a great day out for the family. On top of that, it also offers a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the chance to follow in the footsteps of Bobby Moore and all of England’s 1966 World Cup winners holding a trophy aloft in the shadow of Wembley. 
Featuring mixed five-a-side teams of under-8s and under-10s, the Cup is a huge hit for players and families. We’re just over halfway through the 10 regional events and 12 winners are already dreaming of Wembley glory, including Washington Lions under-8s from the North Shields heat, Super 7s under-10s (Blackburn) and Brandhall under-8s (Birmingham). 
Last weekend, the Cup hit Croydon and Leeds, where a combined 27 teams battled it out on the road to Wembley, with families cheering them on. Among the four winners were Roundshaw under-10s from the Croydon heat and Treeton Terriers under-8s from Leeds. 
There is plenty for all of the family to do at each event. Test your bend-it-like-Beckham skills by kicking a ball into a washing machine, and win yourself goodie bags and prizes such as kit, footballs and Indesit washing machines. 
The Finals Day, on November 1, hosts all regional winners and at Wembley Powerleague Centre on their state-of-the-art 5G pitches. If you’re one of the lucky teams to make it to the final, we’ll supply your side’s kit, there’s food and drink on the day and you'll have the chance to win Indesit washing machines. Also, keep the fun flowing with football challenges as the teams play for the inaugural Indesit National Mini Soccer Cup trophy.  
If you’re a player, parent or coach and you haven’t yet entered, don’t worry. There’s still time to take part, with four remaining regional events over the next two weekends in Derby (Sep 27), Trafford (Sep 28), Cardiff (Oct 4) and Barnet (Oct 5). If you think you know a five-a-side team that dreams of playing at Wembley then sign your side up while there’s still time at www.indesit.co.uk/minisoccer