Five-a-side football action returns to the King’s Sports Centre this week. Sponsored by Logic, the popular format has mushroomed to three divisions in the week and a co-ed one on Sundays.
The Division Three, social league games start on Tuesday and the Division One and Division Two games next week. Tuesday’s first match is at 7pm between Ernst & Young and KPMG (1). On Wednesday, Deloitte play Doghouse Devils II (7pm), Maples & Calder face PWC at 8pm and the final game is between KPMG (2) and WestStar featuring TV sports reporter Jason Harper trying to impersonate Messi but just playing messy.
Thursday at 7pm it’s Wii Not Fit against BDO and in the first co-ed game on Sunday, at 4pm, Scotiabank take on Mourant-Ozannes.
Last season’s Division One league champs were Burger King who won by the slimmest of margins over West Tel. Both won 11 and only lost one but Burger King has the superior goal difference of 43 to West Tel’s 33. Rene Carter, the Elite and Cayman international, was Burger King’s top scorer with 17.
Centre Spot were Division Two league champs. Their only loss in 12 games was to the CFP Buzz Crusaders, 5-3. The Crusaders lost in the championship game to prison team Transformers. Crusaders hope to do better this season with a younger squad. Rob Patraulea was Division Two’s top scorer with 18.
In the co-ed league last season, Scotiabank were the top side with Zoenief Walker hitting 12 for them.
As well as the fives format, beach football, sponsored by Royal Palms and Tortuga Rums, has also started. So it’s clear that the beautiful game is getting even more exposure here.