30 January 2020

With the January transfer window closing in just under two days, the Beacon of Light is calling on 5-a-side teams to complete a late deadline day deal and sign to its new season of leagues on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Starting on 5th February 2020, at the award-winning community facility on Stadium Park in Sunderland, football teams are being encouraged to transfer to the Wednesday night league and Thursday’s Business League.

From just £30 per team per week, all teams play on state-of-the-art floodlit 3G pitches, arguably the most scenic pitches in Sunderland. Overlooking the River Wear and under the gaze of the Stadium of Light, matches are played for 40 minutes and kick-off from 6.30pm, with seasons lasting for a minimum for 10 weeks.

Players will also access a range of benefits including getting their first and last match free, free parking and all matches are officiated by FA affiliated referees.

The Beacon is also offering a range of exclusive rewards for team captains, football-themed bar facilities at Fausto Coppa and those crowned league champions will pick up their trophy pitch-side at the Stadium of Light at a Sunderland AFC home game.

The leagues at the Beacon of Light are the only not-for-profit leagues in the region, with all proceeds going to supporting SAFC’s charity, the Foundation of Light, and their life-changing work in local communities and with families across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham.

Beacon of Light League Manager, Steph Turton said: “We’re very excited to launch our new season of 5-a-side leagues at the Beacon of Light. Over the last year our leagues have really grown and both league nights have a great buzz about them.

“We have re-vamped our offer this season with a new range of exclusive benefits for team captains. Alongside the stunning location, state-of-the-art pitches and that all money we raise goes to charity, Foundation of Light, I don’t think there is a better offer for 5-a-side in the city.”

Teams can bring up to eight players, with rolling substitutions throughout matches.  Beacon of Light offers free parking, team changing facilities, FA affiliated referees, free re-fill water stations supported by Northumbrian Water and a range of locally produced food and drink by independent cafe Fausto Coppa.

To secure your team’s place in the Wednesday night or Thursday Business leagues call 0191 563 4818 or email [email protected].

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