Jan 16 2013 By Alex Obertelli
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THE search for the best 5-a-side football team in the country is set to start in Hayes.
The FA Fives champions competition, run in association with the FA, is open for men’s 5-a-side footballers across the UK at various 5-a-side locations.
The competition, which is split into three stages, begins with the nationwide regional qualifying leagues on Monday 21st January at the Goals Soccer Centre in Hayes off Springfield Road.
The winners will then proceed to a regional League of Champions which will run from April 27th to May 19th, with the Wembley Grand Final following soon after to crown the official 5-a-side champions.
The national finalists will get the full England treatment at Wembley, as they walk out the tunnel and stand together as a team to sing the National Anthem. Their guests will also be invited to watch from the stands or a private box. The eventual winners will then take the walk of Champions to receive their trophy.
General Manager for Goals in Hayes, Jehad Najdi said: “It’s open to open to all. New teams, old teams and former champions are all welcome.”
He added: “This is a chance for 5-a-side football players to play on the hallowed Wembley turf, take the England team bus into the players' entrance and compete against each other on the Wembley pitch. We look forward to seeing if a team from Hayes can make it all the way to the final."
You can register now by contacting Goals on 020 8606 0999 by visiting goalsfootball.co.uk or thefafives.thefa.com. Visit the websites for further details and prices.