Time to get Down and Dirty: Swamp Soccer World Cup Takes Place in Edinburgh 25 & 26 JuneBy Www.swampsoccer.co.uk, PRNE
Monday, June 20, 2011
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 21, 2011 -
- With Photo
Over the weekend of 25th and 26th June,
teams from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Sweden,
Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and China will be
converging on the City of Edinburgh to take part in the annual
Swamp Soccer World Cup.
A crazy and fun filled sport that combines mud and soccer, Swamp
Soccer originates from the swamps of Finland. Started by some cross
country skiers who were training in the swamps during the summer
months, Finland held its first tournament in 1997 with 13 teams.
Now this event has become a massive football competition.
The Swamp Soccer World Cup 2011 will be held at Hunters Hall
Park, Edinburgh, which will be transformed into a splashable,
wallowable, gloriously muddy pitch worthy of true sporting
Councillor Steve Cardownie, Festivals and Events Champion for
the City of Edinburgh, said:
“We’re very much looking forward to hosting the Swamp Soccer
World Cup here in Edinburgh - nothing like this has been seen in
the city before, although I think our weather has created pretty
swamp-like conditions for club and league matches on more than one
occasion! With teams from all over the world expected to take
part, these championships will be a great day out and a very
memorable experience for participants and spectators alike.”
50 teams including notables such as ‘Borussia Muddyshoes
Beforegettinginthecar’, ‘The Dirty Half Dozen’ and ‘Bayern Bru’
will be competing for fame, glory and a chance to win the coveted
title of Swamp Soccer World Champions - all while wearing
outlandish outfits or creative fancy dress.
And with no offside rule, it’s going to get dirty.
Notes to Editors
Stewart Miller is the founder of Swamp Soccer in the UK. Full
rules are available online at www.swampsoccer.co.uk
Each team consists of 6 players (1 goalkeeper & 5 outfield
players). The number of substitutes (and substitutions made during
any match) is unlimited.
The offside rule does not apply and kick-offs, throw-ins, corner
kicks, free kicks and penalties are taken by using the hands to
drop the ball onto a chosen foot. With the exception of penalties,
all are indirect.
Note to Editors:
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