PREMIERSHIP star Lee Carsley is launching a new six-a-side league in Crewe next month.
The Everton midfielder will be on hand to introduce Soccer-sixes, a company specialising in the organisation of small-sided football.
A former England international, Carsley will also present the awards at the end of the season. The league will be contested at Crewe's new state-of-the-art Oakley Centre Astroturf.
The community league will run every Sunday from 4-6pm on the full-size Astroturf pitch which will be divided into three six-a-side pitches. There will be 24 teams - three divisions of eight teams with a promotion and relegation system.
Teams will play an intense 30-minute match each week with a qualified referee. The league will cost £2.50 per player and teams entering will have the chance to win a huge array of awards like trophies or cash for winners and runners-up, player of the season and a fair play award.
Teams will also have the opportunity of playing against other teams from leagues across England in Soccersixes' national cup competition.
Carsley said: 'When I was approached by Soccersixes to launch and support their leagues I was only too glad to get involved.
'Anyone over the age of 16 can enter and you do not need to be an organised or established team, you may simply be a group of friends, work colleagues or mates from the pub. The league will be affiliated to the FA.' Soccersixes' Ross Spacey said: 'This league has been organised for the benefit of the local community and the vast array of awards is sure to prove popular with teams.
'Our website at soccersixes.net offers teams the chance to log on daily and find all the league tables, fixtures, top players and all general information regarding the league.'
He added: 'We aim to ensure all teams get maximum enjoyment from playing, this makes all our hard work running and maintaining the leagues worthwhile.' Teams are advised to contact Soccersixes and register in advance. Places are limited. Phone 07717 845223 or 02476 345701 or register online at www.soccersixes.net