6V6 Soccer Tournament to Open 2015 Germanfest Sports Activities
The 2015 Germanfest sporting activities will ‘kick off’ with another Hofbräu Night soccer tournament along with other festivities on Tuesday, June 9th. Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave in Fort Wayne, will host the event. There will be a limit of 20 teams allowed to participate in the event. Teams will need to be present before 5:30 p.m. for day-of registration. The tournament schedule and rules will then be presented at 6:15 p.m. Play in the 6v6 adult tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m. in both recreational ‘Weiss’ (white) and competitive ‘Blau’ (blue) divisions. Co-ed, over-30 or open-age teams that are targeted as less competitive should participate in the ‘Weiss’ division while the ‘Blau’ division will be targeted at more competitive and experienced players, including former college-level and those who routinely play competitively. Don’t worry if you are not part of a team yet. Just come on out and play as teams will also be formed that evening in hopes of getting everyone who would like to play on the fields for a great evening.
The 6v6 adult tournament will use a small-sided pitch with smaller-sized goals. Six players are allowed on the pitch but, games will be played with no goalies. A team should have no more than a dozen players on its roster. There will be no offsides nor slide tackling but all kicks are direct. The first rounds will be in a round-robin format with the winning teams moving on to the final rounds. The entry fee is $60 per team with each team being guaranteed at least three 25 minute games. Pre-register your team by May 29th and secure your chance at victory for only $55!
There will be prizes for the winning teams and lots fun for all. Please come to enjoy the soccer, food and fun. Please plan on attending to watch the Sport Club teams compete as well as enjoy some food and Hofbräu beer. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
Entertainment and refreshments will continue in the Club House following the tournament. In addition to great Hofbräu beer, the Fort Wayne Sport Club will be serving brats, served with Phil’s spicy sauerkraut if you choose; hamburgers, curly fries and the world-famous Germanfest German potato salad. The Fort Wayne Sport Club Women’s Auxiliary will also be serving German cold cuts. There will also be Hofbräu Night shirts for sale in the Clubhouse. These one-of-a-kind commemorative shirts will be available in various colors and sizes. Several other great draft beers are available at the Fort Wayne Sport Club bar including Köstritzer, Guinness, Kilkenny, Black Crown, Bud Light and, of course, Hofbräu. Many fine bottled beers are also available at the full-service bar. While the soccer action continues on the pitch, beer garden entertainment, featuring George Berger, will be abundant in the Clubhouse.
The Fort Wayne Sport Club was founded in 1927 by an active group of soccer players who immigrated to the Fort Wayne area from Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Their immediate goal was ‘the promotion of football (soccer) and German culture’ in the Northeast Indiana area. Today, the Fort Wayne Sport Club is a hub of soccer activity, with programs for recreational and competitive soccer players from age 4-years to 30-and-over. “We are extremely proud of our long history and heritage of encouraging participation in soccer at all levels throughout the area,” stated Dan Kruse, President of Fort Wayne Sport Club.