It starts this weekend boys! The league is there for the taking- so let’s make sure we show up in force and earn ourselves a sweet victory against the Barbarians!
Where: Chaoyang Stadium
Please RSVP now and let me know if you are available.
I will send the squad list no later than Friday.
Please remember to send you passport scan (jpeg) and photo (jpeg) if you havent done so yet!!
Also make an effort and show up fro training – ally will be taking this session – be there – be fit and let’s kill’em
PS: FRIDAY SEASON OPENER! 730pm Lugas – Sanlitun – no excuses
After Sunday’s epic sudden death penalty shoot-out victory over Lao Hu (match report to follow), the draw for the second round took place on Monday night. Following last season’s 2nd round win over Kozo, we have the chance to claim another premier league scalp- this time: the Vikings.
The match is at 2pm this Saturday at Lido (meet at 1:30pm), with the winner progressing to the quarter-finals. SO, who’s available? Email your reply as soon as possible.
Reminder: Online registration has now started for this season, please email a scan of your passport and a picture of yourself (both as jpegs) to this address and we will register you.
Thanks to all those who made to yesterday’s training session. Great Stuff.
We have an important friendly this Saturday 5pm at Beijing University of Technology 北京工业大学 北京市朝阳区平乐园100号 100 Pingleyuan,close to Sifang Bridge, south of Chaoyang Park, Near Happy Valley.
As always we would meet at that pitch 45minutes prior to kick off for warm up/and pre-match chat.
PLEASE Let me know NOW if you are available.
I’ll then send the squad list out tomorrow afternoon.
The IFFC draw has been made, Ben was present and it was riveting stuff.
It’s Lao Hu vs Summer Palace, Sunday 2 pm at Lido Pitch. Be there kitted up at 1:30 PM.
This email has gone out to the whole squad training list, let me know now if you are YES or NO. We will choose a team depending on training, but also to make sure you are not ‘cup-tied’. City will be playing in the cup later this year (they skip the first rounds as we came second in the premiership) and you can only play for one team.
You need to be properly registered with IFFC before you can play in an official match. So .. existing players please bring an extra ¥100 to training. New players, bring ¥300 (includes your kit) and passport copy and passport photo and registration form). We will collect at training on Wednesday.
Please reply by Thursday lunchtime so we can announce the squad list on Friday.
Forbidden City will also be playing a friendly versus a Chinese side on Saturday afternoon. See the separate email about that.
Thanks to Barrie for taking a gruesome training session last night and for the 18 people who showed up, including a few new faces.
This weekend we have organised a friendly pre-season match versus a Chinese team. This Sunday, 12 pm kick of Lido Si’de Gongyuan (where we train). The game kicks off at 12 so be there for 11:30 for a match warm-up.
The match is all inclusive and is a good opportunity for the new players to take part so we can see you in match conditions – and for existing players to gain match fitness. Bring your own shinpads and a yellow training top/kit. The cost will be around ¥50 depending on numbers.
We could also do with a ref, so if someone is injured (already!) and wants to take the ref’s role, please let me know!
Please let me know your availability by Friday afternoon.
This is our second game for the coming weekend. It’s a league game vs Chaoyang Park Rangers. The venue is again the LIDO, Kick off at 2PM, be there at 1:30PM at the latest.