Armed forces 

countdown to the world cup 

9th June 2018


We are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Football Association on the 9th of June 2018. 

Sporting Force and Durham FA are hosting a Football Tournament for the Armed Forces. 

The Armed Forces Countdown to the World Cup!


Venue: Durham FA Grounds Riverside Durham. 


Teams of 10 to play 7 a side games. (Roll on and Roll off – unlimited substitutions) Teams can consist of Veterans, Serving personnel, Military Charity Staff and Volunteers, Military organisations staff. Teams can be mixed gender. 

Fee per team £50 to be paid to secure a place, 16 Teams to compete (able bodied).


Teams can play under their own name in their own kit or with a nation team kit (early booking suggested if you have a particular team in mind – England and Scotland have already been taken).

There will also be a Walking Football Competition.


This event is not just for the players your team will need a manager, coach and supporters.

Bring the family, friends and colleagues. The event is to celebrate our Armed Forces.

Special Guests will include well known and respected football personalities from managerial, coaching and playing backgrounds.


Family Fun Festival – a massive field of activities and attractions – Bungee Jump Crane, Bouncy castles, Football Skills Workshops, Birds of Prey, live music and loads more. Other military charities/Tri Service/ TA and Reservists Units are welcome to display on the day within the Festival field.

Parking is available just 2 mins walk away from the venue. Durham Rail Station is a short walk away.

This event Is not being held in the Armed Forces Fortnight this year simply because the World Cup starts on the 14th of June. However, it is planned to run annually with the FA committed to jointly hosting with Sporting Force on a long term basis throughout the UK.



Book your team spot early to ensure your place. To secure your spot, pay £50 on receipt of booking confirmation to Sporting Force.

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Each team will be responsible for their teams medical consent forms.

All fund raising on the day will go towards overhead costs of the event and to continue the support of veterans by Sporting Force.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0800 050 9502 or via email on info@sportingforce.org.

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