The FA’s given us some absolutely top-draw promotions recently, including the Back the Bid series and, of course the Get into Football campaign – Peter Crouch stealing Chris Kamara’s jock-strap still haunts our dreams!
Their latest is promoting the new season of the FA Umbro Fives competition – which will see the best five-a-side teams in the country battle each other over regional heats for the chance to strut their stuff at Wembley.
To celebrate the launch of next month˘ tournament, The FA have created a new online video starring Manchester United striker Michael Owen, TV host Tim Lovejoy and Wembley legend ‹Ĺ›Dave Bloke˘€žË, showing just what scoring at Wembley can do to your life!
The film features Owen alongside fictional character Dave Bloke who, by scoring a hat-trick at Wembley in The FA Umbro Fives final, becomes an overnight legend.
The film charts Dave˘ rise to fame and includes a comical take on how fans and media snub Owen in support of the country˘ new 5-a-side superstar.
The road to Dave Bloke style stardom for men˘ and women˘ teams up and down the country kicks-off with Local Qualifiers throughout September and early October. Winners will progress to one of seven Regional Finals before the very best walk out under the iconic Wembley arch.
Sides that make it to The FA Umbro Fives national final will be treated to a VIP day out, arriving at the stadium on the official England team bus, getting kitted up in the famous Wembley changing rooms and stepping out onto the hallowed turf for the national anthem. After the match, the winners will receive a trophy from the Royal Box and get to celebrate on the pitch like true champions.
Teams can find their nearest Local Qualifier and sign up for just £25 by going to www.TheFA.com/UmbroFives. The website also gives them the chance to view highlights from previous finals and find wisdom on 5-a-side football from Umbro.
For the complete Wembley experience, 5-a-side players can also visit www.facebook.com/FAUmbroFives for the chance to win 10 tickets to an England match at the home of football in the monthly ‹Ĺ›Legendary Banter˘€žË competition. The official FA Umbro Fives facebook page will also bring up-to-date news, results and videos from the tournament kick-off through to the national final.
So put your lucky socks in the wash and enter your team now at www.TheFA.com/UmbroFives for the chance to become a Wembley Legend!