Swamp Soccer
World Cup

June 2011

Jack Kane Centre

Edinburgh is expected to host the 'Swamp Soccer World Cup' on land at the Jack Kane Centre, Niddrie on June 25 + 26, 2011.

It is proposed:

-  to excavate four five-a-side pitches, then fill the churned remnants be knee-deep with water.  (The site will be returned to its original state after the event.)

-  to have a camp site and live music on the Saturday night.

-  to award a prize for the best fancy dressed team, as well as for the winning team.

The 'Swamp Soccer World Cup' started in Scotland in 2006.  The  event in 2011 is expected to attract up to 2,500 people.

Edinburgh Evening News:  March 9, 2011: p.8



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