The HJC Cup 2007

Details for the HJC Cup have been updated. The venue for the games will now be PlayFootball in Crosby, and the start time is an hour earlier, first match planned for 11am.

HJC Cup logo The 2007 HJC Cup is set to take place on Saturday May 12th, the weekend of the last league game of the season. Hopefully there'll still be one big game to play after that in Greece.

The tournament couldn't really be for a better cause as far as Liverpool fans are concerned – the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Full details follow, as provided by the organisers, and there's also a dedicated site for the event –

5th Annual HJC Cup Five-A-Side Tournament – Saturday 12th May 2007

Yep, it's that time of year again. Get yer girly shinpads out, dust down those mullets, and get yer tight little shorts out for the girls (especially Redmandave). LFC's last game of the season is against Charlton on Sunday 13th May @ 3pm (to be confirmed) so, as a fitting finale, the HJC Cup takes to the pitch again.

We know that some people might be disappointed that this year's tournament clashes with the Eurovision Song Contest (I know I am), but here are the results of the HJC Jury….

New Venue: PlayFootball,
Drummond Road, Crosby, L23 9YP. Website .

Saturday 12th May 2007

New Time: First match K.O. @ 11am (to be confirmed) Arrival by 10.30am please.

Entry fee:
£100 per TEAM inc. £30 non-refundable deposit to be paid before Saturday 5th May. Squads should
ideally consist of 7 players to include rolling subs.

Each team must nominate a team captain, who is then responsible for registering their team.

The Prize: This year, the winning team will not only be presented with the prestigious HJC Cup, but they will also be sent to Rotterdam (flights and hotel included) on 8th-10th June to represent the HJC in a 5-A-Side tournament being organised by ALSIN (Association of Liverpool Supporters In the Netherlands) to celebrate their fifth anniversary on 9th June. Teams from Sweden, Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands will be taking part and there'll be a 'do' afterwards at which everyone will be welcome. More details nearer the time. A very special prize indeed.

Payment: All teams must first REGISTER by emailing Craig Mansfield on

Entry fees themselves can then be paid in one of the following ways:

PAYPAL: Payments PER TEAM ONLY (not individually) can be made to with "HJC Cup [Team Name/Team Captain]" stated clearly in the reference box.

CHEQUE: Made payable to "Hillsborough Justice Campaign" and your team name/team captain written clearly on the back. Cheques can be handed in at the HJC Shop on match days or posted to:

HJC Cup Entry
408 The Collegiate
Shaw Street
L6 1HA

In either case, please include a covering letter stating clearly who the money is from and a contact email/phone number so your entry can be confirmed.

At this stage, only a £30 deposit per team is required (but feel free to pay the whole £100 up front if you wish). Balances
MUST be received by Saturday 5th May.

Individuals who wish to play but don't have a team, don't worry. Contact us (details below) and we'll endeavour to find you a team to join.

So, What Happens Then?

For anyone who's never been before, this is what happens.

  • Group Stages (teams drawn by independent UEFA official. Or Gerry).
  • Quarter-Finals (or Second Round, depending on number of teams entered)
  • Semi Finals
  • 3rd/4th place play off
  • Final
  • Pub

Bibs are provided, but it would be helpful if all teams can ‘co-ordinate' their kits. No prizes for Best Dressed Team,
though, unfortunately.

The Pitz has an upstairs licensed bar with a great view out onto the pitches

Flag-waving is encouraged, although anyone turning up in jester hats will be ejected. Also, the acoustics from the ‘viewing platform' have been improved over the years to facilitate high-end heckling (especially of Green Machine).

The large back bar of THE SANDON has been booked from 6.30pm. There will be food available although, because we've ended up throwing lots of stuff out in previous years, this year it will be more nibbles than big nosh (and quiches for Craig). Oakfield Road does have eleven chippies, after all, which we've found most people prefer after a few Babychams…..

The SANDON will also be where the presentations are made. Up for grabs is not just the prestigious HJC Cup itself, but the Kieran Taylor Memorial Trophy for Player of the Tournament.

There will be music, spoken word, a raffle, tombola and an auction with some very special lots on offer. Start saving now, as all proceeds go directly to the HJC.

We hope this will become the biggest and best tournament so far, so thanks in advance to everyone taking part and also to those who have already given so generously to make this happen.

Any questions, no matter how trivial, feel free to IM me or email

Keep your eyes on the HJC Cup website at over the coming weeks for
details of any changes.

For more information about the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, go to