IFFC 7 a-side tournament 16th June + Dos Kolegas + Vote

Hello One and All,
After the fun Sexy football tourney yesterday (where City reached the semi-finals), the summer football keeps coming at you.
Next on the agenda is the IFFC ‘Robert Gonnella’ 7 a-side tournament on Saturday 16th June. Played on grass pitches close to WAB / 5th ring road, this will be Jochen and Stefan’s last football match (in Beijing).  We will have two mixed and fun teams participating.  All players past and present welcomed to get involved.  For sure it will be a fun day to be involved in.
Followed by an after party and IFFC award ceremony at Dos Kolegas where Ivan, amongst others, will be given an award.
(If you haven’t already voted for other IFFC awards do so NOW at Click on ‘POLL’ on the left side of the home page)
A shuttle bus will leave from in front of Bank of China (2 min walking distance north east of Kempinski) on Liangmaqiao lu at 1 pm.
The tournament will kick off at 2 pm and finish at 6 pm. No BBQ but drinks will be available. Then from 6 pm BBQ will be available at 2 Kolegas.
So plenty of good reasons to get involved.     I am not sure of the price yet, it depends on numbers, but apparently the pitch fees are quite low.
1/ Please let me know your availability for the football.
2/ and/or Dos Kolegas.
3/ Will you make use of the shuttle bus?
Please reply immediately.
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Bangkok Football Tour in April

Hello Citizens,

We are slowly awakening from winter break and look forward to another sporty year ahead. What better way to reward ourselves for all the hard work we’re going to put in than with a fun trip to Bangkok come Spring.
You’ve seen all the emails, so no more banter – it’s now time to make the decisions.

“I would like to remind you of the Bangkok 30th International Far East Football Tournament 2012 weekend on 7th April – both the Open (11 a-side) and Vet’s (7 a-side O35 & O45) competitions.”

We are entering a team in the 11 aside, and we need to register by the end of the month.  We are limited to people on the squad and we have that interest from the likes of: Jochen, Philippe, Jason, Blythe, Rafa, Luca, Matty, Alvaro, Aaron, Andy, Ivan, Gabe, Chris, Edu, Pikey, Amir, Fei, and plenty more.

I therefore plan to collect deposits of ¥2,000 per person so we know you are fully committed. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and get involved in this tour, or forever be reminded of the fun we had while you stayed in dead Beijing. It is Easter Holiday and Tomb Sweeping Holiday at this time.  Please send me your passport details (name, nationality, number, expiry date), with the dates you will travel (or if you can just follow the crowd), player or tourist, and your contact phone number.  Jason will be at fusbal on Tuesday to/night if you are able to pay your deposit then. There isn’t much time to finalise this, especially if we want to secure cheap flights (more details on that later) and hotel options – if anyone has a spare moment to look at some websites and collate the best deals please do so.

I hope to hear from you all soon.

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7-aside all-day Tournament Saturday August 13th

Hello Lads,

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.

Get involved.


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Summer Palace FC – Cup game

Palace,The football season starts this Saturday, 28th August, with the preliminary round of the Cup.We play ISB Dragons at 12:00 noon at the Lido (Side Gongyuan). That’s the same venue as where we train.Who is available?Please reply as soon as possible AND remember that we have a training session this evening (Wednesday 25th) starting at 9:45pm at the Lido.Cheers,Patrick

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5 aside tournament CIS

Dear CityWe have confirmed the pitch for Sunday,We will be having a 5 a side tournament at the Canadian school this sunday starting at 2pm! Everyone is welcome and it should be a nice day. There will be no running but please bring some refreshments! If your feeling rather more cheeky you could bring something a little bit stronger like some traditional Basque Cider called Chowhound to celebrate our friend Inigo!So see you on Sunday for a fun filled day of football!CheersJamesCIS Canadian school

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CITY! Can you play? 5aside tourno

Dear Citizens!Fantastic turnout for training lads! well done!As both our League matches have been postponed this weekend, we are organising an inter-club 5 a-side football tournament.What is your availability for the following,-5 aside tournament on Sunday afternoon? (details to follow)- Quarter final of the IFFC Thomas Marechal Cup v Barbarians Tuesday @ Chaoyang Park Stadium meet 7.30pm SHARP? let me know of your availability! Let me know if you are injured,………………. but ill be looking for the form players!REPLY NOW!CheersJames

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Inaugural Tour to Shanghai

Forbidden City Football Club was born in 2004 and our first tour was that same summer, when we all headed to Shanghai for some summer action …We had some fun in Shanghai’s clubs and played well on the pitch, winning the Plate Competition.

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