Page 1

1

FOOTBALL REVOLUTION ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012

UK SEASON 13 THE UK’S BIGGEST FOOTBALL SHOW IS ON

CIARAN DUFFY KNOW THE NAME?

GIRLS POWER EARNING YOUR LACES

MISSION: UKRAINE BY STREET CHILD WORLD CUP

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


100K FOOTBALL TEAMS ALL THE RESULTS ALL THE NEWS Find yours on mitoo.com

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


3

FOOTBALL REVOLUTION

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012 FEATURES UK SEASON 13

4

CIARAN DUFFY

8

The UK’s biggest football show is on Know the name?

GILRS POWER

14

Earning your laces

MISSION: UKRAINE Street Child World Cup

20

THE PLAYER

24

THE GEAR

26

Adidas Predator Lethal Zones

TOP 50 TEAMS

mitoo.com UK’s most popular teams

EDITOR: Alfredo Violante Widmer alfredo@mitoo.com ADVERTISING Ben Hartley ben@mitoo.com DIGITAL Sam Odofin

REGULARS Heather Camperson

MITOO MAGAZINE 3/4 Little Portland Street London W1W 7JB United Kingdom +44 (0) 20 7631 1544 mitoomag.com

29

EVENTS 31

CONTRIBUTORS Julian Bauer Gundeep Anand Heather Camperson Steve Schofield MITOO IS PUBLISHED BY FOOTBALL REVOLUTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOALRUN LTD MITOO AND FOOTBALL REVOLUTION ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARK COVER: MAX VIOLANTE-LEY

10 International competitions not to be missed

ADVERTISE NOW ON THE BIGGEST REAL FOOTBALL DIGITAL MAGAZINE.

JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


SUPPORT YOUR TEAM ON MITOO Max Violante-Ley Old Actonians U14

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


UK SEASON 13

5

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” UK Season 13 is here and Mitoo is looking forward to seeing who will be the champions of their league. With every season comes the opportunity for players to display their talents and possibly take home a trophy. Over the years Mitoo has seen countless champions and has seen the development of many youth teams as they have aged. But, what about those teams that go under the radar and barely find enough players to create a squad each year? What happens to them from season to season?

teams should start thinking about supporting these amazing teams rather than just taking their players. Kindlington Old Boys have been around for 14 years and every year it becomes a greater struggle for them to stay alive, as it seems more and more players are switching to rival clubs. With a bleak future management is also jumping ship leaving just the 11 players to build their team.

Old Actonians U14 just managed to get their players for the new season. What is their problem? Forging too many good players that have been taken by professional team.

Parents, players, and managers are all disgruntled with the direction the club has been taking. It’s hard to remain motivated when so much seems to be slipping through the cracks. For their love of the sport, though, the players are determined to make it through another season.

Forging new talents is great, but after years of amazing results, professional

Their determination to rebuild their team is just the type of fighting spirit

that can lead a team to victory. As Mark Twain puts in, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Mitoo’s 13th season will undoubtedly be one to remember, as clubs will battle it out to be their league champions. Mitoo is looking forward to following teams and seeing how this season plays out. The story of the underdog, though, will be something to watch. There is no question the size of the fight in the 11 players making up Kindlington Old Boys. This could be their year to make history.

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


7

HIRE A PITCH FOR JUST £72/HOUR AT THE NEW HOME OF THE ENGLAND FUTSAL TEAM SPORTHOUSE IS THE BIGGEST AND BEST SPORTS CLUB EVER BUILT IN THE UK MAYESBROOK PARK, LODGE AVENUE, DAGENHAM, RM8 2JR SPORTHOUSE.CO.UK ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


9

CIARAN DUFFY Know the name? He’s a small lad from Dublin making big noise in the world of football.

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


11 Just 8 years old he’s mastered tricks that even some professionals can’t do and to top that off he gets bored after 2,376 juggles with a size 5 ball. At a young age his parents could tell his love for football. Maybe it was because he crashed through a window playing football at his grandmother’s house or the fact that even in his buggy he always had a football with him as a comfort. If he’s not training with his team or at skills schools he’s probably on his street training. To practice his ball control Ciaran spends hours kicking into a sidewall where he lives. He loves teaching himself new skills and can often be spotted at a nearby park coming up with his own drills. Whether it’s a freestyle move, new type of skill move, or a tricky way to pass/shoot Ciaran is a fast learner and picks it up quite easily. This works to his advantage as it makes him completely versatile and able to play literally anywhere on the pitch. His skill with the ball has given him opportunities that most kids only dream of. Sure he likes the fame and attention, who doesn’t? But more than anything he loves meeting real footballers where he gets the opportunity to play and learn from them. Like when he got to meet Andrew Henderson, the current World Freestyle Champion.

Football isn’t his only passion though. He is a loving and caring brother to two remarkable sisters and donates a lot of his time to charities. On weekends when he has time, he freestyles for charities and has been helping a baby girl from Boston receive treatment for her aggressive brain cancer. (to learn more visit www. kare4kasey.com). With all his charity work it seems impossible that he would have time to be a normal kid. But, Ciaran manages that too. It’s amazing what Ciaran has done in just 8 years. His determination and focus is something to be admired by people of all ages. Remember the name because Ciaran Duffy is already in the makings of becoming a legendary footballer.

CHECK CIARAN DUFFY ON YOUTUBE ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


13

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


GIRL POWER

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


15

Earning your laces isn’t just about the individual player though; it’s a team identity. ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


With every year comes a new promise of a successful season and in the end a championship. This year eight teams will be fighting for the right to call themselves Patriot League Champions—a title that the Lehigh University Women’s Football team is no stranger to. After a drought of 20 years Lehigh finally raised the trophy in 2010 but had a disappointing season the following year, not even making the championship tournament as the loss of many talented and experienced players took its toll. With the 2012 season just around the corner it is up to a group of 23 girls to decide just how badly they want to win and raise that trophy again. During the summer their dedication is tested, as they have to train on their own following a rigorous workout program with high standards set for every drill and exercise. Each day of the summer has a different assigned work out. One day the girls may find they are running suicides on a pitch while the next day may consist of an interval run, followed by a lifting session in a gym. Interval runs vary as some consist of 15 seconds of sprinting followed by 45 seconds active recovery or 90 seconds of hard running followed by 3 minutes of active recovery. Additionally, they are also expected to find quality summer teams to play with. MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION

All of the players have the same goal coming into pre-season – earn your laces – a tradition that the Lehigh Women’s team has followed for many seasons. For motivation all the girls wear yellow laces on their boots to symbolize their hard work and dedication to the program throughout the summer. Upon arrival back at school they must pass a series of grueling fitness and skill tests. It’s simple really – come to pre-season in shape, earn your laces. Show up out of shape – sign yourself up for brutal 6 am fitness and skill sessions and lose any hope of seeing playing time for the first couple of games. Earning your laces isn’t just about the individual player though; it’s a team identity. Every time the Lehigh team steps onto the pitch a downward glance at their boots reminds them who they represent and why they trained so hard. Twenty-three hopefuls are looking to earn those coveted yellow laces this pre-season at Lehigh University – I know I will. I am confident that if all my teammates can earn their laces before the start of the season we will raise the Patriot League Championship trophy once again.

FOLLOW LEHIGH WOMEN SOCCER TEAM


17

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


K .U O .C R E C SOC E S I W T E STRE

N IO T U L O V E LL R A B T O O F ET E R T S ’S K HE U T G IN D A LE

S T N E V E Y T I N U M COM S T N E M TOURNA S T N E V E E T A R O P R CO H C A E R T U O H T U YO S E M M A R G O R P L O SCHO S E L A S A N E R A E R I H L MOBILE L A B T O O F E L Y T S E FRE K .U O .C R E C SOC E S I W T E STRE

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


19

N

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MISSION: UKRAINE BY STREET CHILD WORLD CUP On a patch of grass outside their home in Kolomak, eastern Ukraine, teenagers Artem, Pasha and Tanya are kicking around a football in the sunshine, laughing and joking as they take turns to stand in goal. It’s a familiar scene the world over during the school summer holidays but this one would have been unthinkable not so long ago. MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


Copyright Streetchildworldcup.org

21

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


For years the three lived on the streets in Kharkiv, scavenging and stealing to survive, even in freezing winters. Like many of the 160,000 children estimated to live rough in Ukraine, they had decided that this existence was better than life with their families. For Artem Nevedrov, 15, football came to the rescue. He was offered a chance to take part in the 2010 Street Child World Cup in Durban and his team-mate Pasha asked his foster mother if Artem could live with them. Tanya, another member of the Depaul charity’s team for the tournament, was welcomed into the family, as was her brother. ‘I owe the Street Child World Cup my dreams of a family,’ says Artem, who left home because his parents barely fed and clothed him. His face lights up when he recalls the trip to South Africa, his first time outside Ukraine. A favourite memory is of kicking a ball around with his friend, Wanda, from the South African team. Street Child World Cup brings together teams of street children from around the world to take part in the competition and a unique conference before the FIFA World Cup. The charity harnesses the power of football to transform the lives of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in the world. For Artem, who is still a keen football player, the SCWC opened his eyes to the fact that young people everywhere faced similar hardships MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION

and discrimination. ‘I was shocked because conditions for the children on the streets of South Africa were so much harder than for us. I learned to be grateful for every positive thing.’ Just as importantly, the tournament offered an escape from the feelings of hunger and being unloved that came from living on the streets, as well as the sheer joy of playing football for a teenager whose childhood had been scarred by abuse and neglect. For Artem, there was also the sense of self-worth from representing his country. On a small patch of wall in a corner of the bedroom he now shares with his foster brothers, Artem has displayed the South African flag and badge from the tournament. He is clearly proud of his souvenirs but he scarcely needs them to jog his memories. As the World Cup qualifiers begin (Ukraine will play England on 11 September), so too does the road to Rio 2014, when SCWC will hold its next tournament, featuring teams of street children drawn from NGOs in 16 countries. Even more than for the stars of the world’s soccer pitches, for children like Artem, Tanya and Pasha – in Brazil, never will so much have been at stake.


FOLLOW STREET CHILD WORLD CUP

Copyright Streetchildworldcup.org

23

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


THE PLAYER

25

HEATHER CAMPERSON LEHIGH UNIVERITY Patriot League, College Division 1 Bethlehem, Virginia, USA Nationality:

American Age:

20

Height:

1.75m Position:

Defender

Speed:

08/10 Skills:

06/10 Power:

06/10

“Every morning I have two choices I can make: make progress or make excuses. And every day I choose to make progress. Because I want to make myself the best player I can be.”

ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


THE GEAR

PREDATOR LETHAL ZONES BY ADIDAS

home of the football boot experts! MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


27 For 18 years, the adidas Predator name is one that has been associated with driving football boots forward; constantly shifting it’s image and updating it’s features to remain a firm favourite amongst players from just about every generation. For the 12th incarnation of adidas’ flagship boot, dubbed the Predator Lethal Zones (or LZ) the brains at the Three Stripes headquarters have given the Predator range a complete facelift in just about every respect. The most controversial is the Lethal Zones carries the honour of being the first full generation of the Predator line to be constructed of a synthetic material instead of natural leather. Designed to make the boot softer and more comfortable right out of the box, the HybridTouch synthetic material also prevents the boot taking on too much water in wet conditions, making it perfect for bad weather games. The HybridTouch synthetic has also allowed adidas to tinker with the famous ‘Predator Element’ in ways never before conceived. Whilst leather Predators were restricted to having one rubberised patch stitched onto the upper, the more flexible synthetic has allowed the adidas team to load this incarnation with 5 difference variations on the theme creating the 5 ‘Lethal Zones’ of the boot’s moniker.

to create a ‘vacuum’ effect for great first touch. Drive: The more traditional Predator element, uses firmer rubber to create a deadly strike zone Sweet Spot: SL Rubber on the instep toe area for a ‘high risk/high reward’ combination of spin and power when striking. Pass: Memory foam pass-pad on the instep for a consistent passing surface. Dribble: Rubber ‘Ribs’ on the outstep for precise ‘second skin’ feel when dribbling. The result is a boot that caters to the needs of just about every player: Light enough for pacey wingers at 235g, comfortable and hard-wearing for defenders and packing that classic Predator feel that has attracted strikers for decades, there’s something of a Swiss Army Knife aspect to adidas’ newest football boots. The Lethal Zones are also the first Predator to feature adidas’ miCoach technology; by using the Speed_Cell chip that launched alongside the F50 adiZero last year, amateur players can get professional level performance tracking on their sprint speed, distance covered and more. footy-boots.com

In no particular order, these are: First Touch: Soft rubber ribs on the forefoot vamp use a recessed surface ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


WE WANT YOU CALLING ALL

PLAYERS TEAMS COACHES FREESTYLERS WE WANT YOUR

STORIES PICTURES VIDEOS

THIS IS YOUR MAGAZINE. JOIN THE FOOTBALL REVOLUTION!

GET IN TOUCH MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


TOP 50 TEAMS

29

Based on mitoo.com popularity

1. FC LOKOMOTIV THUNDER FIRST 2. EWHURST FIRST 3. OLD ACTONIANS U12 4. AFC WEMBLEY U12 A 5. STONY STRATFORD TOWN FIRST 6. NEW LIFE UNITED FIRST

29. WESTON COYNEY WARRIORS U9S

7. QUILTERS FIRST

30. LEYTONSTONE UNITED FIRST

8. SIGNAL GENERALS FIRST

31. DEARNE VALLEY GOATS FIRST

9. JOHNSON & PHILLIPS RESERVES

32. WELWYN GARDEN CITY FIRST

10. ARSENAL U14

33. SOHAM TOWN RANGERS FIRST

11. ROYAL ADMIRAL 3RDS

34. MERTHYR TOWN FIRST

12. HANWORTH VILLA FIRST

35. PENISTONE CHURCH FIRST

13. YAXLEY FIRST

36. WILLESDEN CONSTANTINE FIRST

14. MANCHESTER UNITED U15

37. RAYNES PARK VALE FIRST

15. STRENSALL RESERVES

38. DULWICH HAMLET FIRST

16. LOCOMOTIVE FIRST

39. LAND REGISTRY FIRST

17. CRAWLEY DOWN III

40. HORLEY WANDERERS FIRST

18. ROYAL ADMIRAL FIRST

41. CHERRY LANE FIRST

19. JOHNSON & PHILLIPS FIRST

42. LINDFIELD V

20. ROYSTON TOWN FIRST

43. FC HOTPOT FIRST

21. SHALFORD FIRST

44. CORBY DIAMONDS U15

22. STOWMARKET TOWN FIRST

45. GREEN DRAGON FIRST

23. LONDON HIBS FIRST

46. CORINTHIAN FIRST

24. FELTHAM FIRST

47. HERTFORD TOWN FIRST

25. KINGS LYNN TOWN FIRST

48. ST MARGARETSBURY FIRST

26. UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX 3RD XI

49. HATFIELD TOWN FIRST

27. OAKFIELD RESERVES

50. HATFIELD TOWN FIRST

28. CORBY KINGSWOOD BLACK U13 ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


JUNE 2013 OPEN TO ALL TEAMS ADULTS & YOUTH

Mayesbrook Park Lodge Avenue Dagenham RM8 2JR

Photo by Gundeep Anand @oneDstudio

For more information: info@mitoo.com +44 (0)20 7631 1544

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION


EVENTS

31

10 International Competitions not to be missed

MAYORS CUP

February 15 - 18 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada

COSTA BLANCA CUP

Mar 28 - 31 2013 - Valencia, Spain

TDD INTERNATIONAL SUPER CUP April 01 - 04 2013 - Dubai, UAE

LONDON FUTSAL CUP 2013 June 2013 - Sporthouse, London, United Kingdom

IBER CUP

June 24 - 29 2013 - Alverca, Portugal

DONOSTI CUP

June 30 - July 06 2013 - San Sebastián, Spain

SAN MARINO CUP

July 07 - 13 2013 - San Marino

GOTHIA CUP

July 14 - 20 2013 - Göteborg, Sweden

USA CUP

July 15-20 2013 - Blaine, Minnesota

DANA CUP

July 22 - 27 2013 - Hjørring, Denmark

DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR EVENT HERE? ISSUE 05 SEP/OCT 2012


2touchrulz.com MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION

MITOO FOOTBALL REVOLUTION 05  

Changing youth football culture

Advertisement