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 Two of the UK’s top Futsal teams will do battle for the inaugural Grass Roots Football Show Cup this year at the NEC. Helvecia and Oxford Lions will meet each other in the Kitbag.com arena at Europe’s biggest Grass Roots Football Show which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 25-27th May.

Futsal is becoming extremely popular in the UK and since 2008 there has been an FA National League that now consists of 24 teams. Futsal is a five-aside format of football that is played indoors with a smaller ball then the one that is used in regular football.

Oxford Lions have a point to prove when they  take on Helevecia at the Grass Roots Football Show, as they were recently beaten by them in the National Grand Finals which saw Helevecia crowned as National Champions.

Roy Connolly, Director of Player Development for Futsal Worldwide said;  ‘‘The Grass Roots Football Show provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase the game with a battle between the top two teams in the UK.’’

‘’Futsal is developing quickly and the show gives us the opportunity to try and get more players at grass roots level aware and involved in the game.’’

‘’I can’t wait to see the game between Oxford Lions and Helevecia on Sunday at the Show, it will certainly show fans why Futsal is so exciting.’’

Joanna Burns, Director of the Grass Roots Football Show said; ‘’This year’s show is all about showcasing the diversity of football and giving the opportunity to get involved in all areas of the game.

“Futsal is a fantastic 5-aside indoor format of football that embraces the skill and technique needed in every level of football.’’

‘’We are really privileged to have the top two teams in the UK play against each other in the Kitbag.com  arena on the Sunday and there will also be an opportunity for visitors to take part in a taster session before the main event.”

The Grass Roots Football Show 2012 is the biggest football event of its kind in Europe and takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between 25th and 27th May.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for under 16’s. Buy your tickets today at http://­www.­grassro­ot­sfo­otball.­co.­uk/­tickets/

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