Training in the afternoon tomorrow at the canadian school outside pitch. for maps follow the link below.
nearest subway stop is liangmaqiao on line 10
see you all there!
We are planning to have a training session tomorrow evening, Wednesday 5th, at the usual place, Lido pitch, and the usual time 8-10pm. However, as we could not confirm with the management that we’ll have the pitch for sure (nobody is picking up the phone), please check your email again tomorrow afternoon in case we have to cancel the training session. If the training is confirmed, and if you’re in Beijing, please make an effort to attend the training session. Both teams need it.
PS: Jason is also trying to get the pitch at the Canadian school for a kick about on Saturday afternoon. Again, check your email tomorrow for more details about that one
Well done this weekend!
Palace couldnt quite keep up with their winning streak losing against a very good team. good battle though!
City charged forward and won in style against the Strollers 5-0.
Make it to training this Wednesday 8-10pm Lido pitch Maps here
While we at Forbidden City bombard you with emails, delete the rest, this is the most important!
The Easter weekend of April 6th 2012 is the German All Stars 11 a-side (and 7 a-side veterans) football tournament in the delightful city of Bangkok. We will be taking a full squad of footballers and party-goers.
So for those:
– Poor students: start saving those Renminbi to convert into 5 times the amount of baht.
– Busy executives: book the time off work, or even better, book a work trip to Bangkok the week before.
– Under the thumb: start making the excuses to the wives and/or girlfriends and promise her lot’s of nice things (even a week’s holiday on a Thai beach starting on Monday 9th April!).
– Ex-Beijinger’s: come and meet up in Bangkok for the weekend, you can’t have a better excuse (especially a short hop from Hong Kong, Phuket or Singapore – you know who you are!).
All are welcome for a great weekend of football and partying (and even some like Philippe may bring girlfriends too).
Save the Date!
I’ve finally made some progress regarding the organization of a friendly game for this bank holiday weekend vs the Barbarians A/B Club.
The best we could get is to play on Monday afternoon (3pm kick off) at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) – see attached Google map link for the location.
the address is:
Western Academy of Beijing
10 Lai Guang Ying dong Lu
Are you available?
Please reply ASAP.
Friendly against the French this Sunday @ Chaoyang Stadium 2pm please RSVP now to let me know if you can make it.
Its a classic pre-season warm up!
Training is on again this Wednesday at the same time and place as last week (full details below).
With the start of the BTV6 9 a-side tournament along with the all day 7 a-side tournament taking place this weekend, we are going to use this session to get the two squads playing together. There will be a warm up followed by some attacking drills, then we will spend the majority of the session playing 9 a-side (with substitutes).
All are welcome as usual.
Please can you bring a white top as well as a dark (black/blue) top to make it easier to split the teams. Also bring water with you as there is nowhere close to the field to buy it.
Date: Wednesday 10th August
Time: 8:30 – 10:00pm (try to arrive early so we can start on time)
Location: 9 a-side pitch at Chaoyang Park (50m on right after entering east gate 7)
See you there.
Some of you may have heard that a select Forbidden City FC team is taking part in the BTV Cup, a summer competition for the various league winners in Beijing. Their first group game is on Saturday 13th August at 9am. Support is welcome. Depending how City progress, later games will be shown live on BTV.
But that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t have fun!
We are entering at least one team (depending on response) in a friendly 7 a-side all day tournament played on real grass (a rarity in Beijing!) at Dulwich School in Shunyi, Saturday August 13th. This should be a fun day out with a number of games against around six other Beijing teams with a BBQ and cold beers available throughout the day.
– Fun day with football and BBQ.
– Grass pitches at Dulwich College
– All day tournament, 13th August 11am-4pm
– Competitive teams.
– All players old and new encouraged to take part.
– Cost less than ¥100 per person.
Read more info below.
Please let me know YES/NO. Do it now.
A reminder that training is on tonight – Chaoyang Park East Gate 9-aside pitch, be there ready to run at 8:20PM!
Some guys are travelling from the West of Beijing (Wudaokou and Xicheng or anywhere else really) so if you want to team up then reply with your phone number and location.
Here are directions.
北京 朝阳公园 东门 (七号入口）
Běijīng chāoyáng gōngyuán dōng mén (qī hào rùkǒu)
See you there,