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New Arena Football Leagues – Match Fees From Just £28

Looking for a new football league or just wanting to get back into it? If so then USN Bolton Arena is the place to be!

Here at the Arena we cater for a range of ages and abilities, so whether you’re currently playing at decent level or just returning with a few mates after a couple of years off, we’ve got you covered. Not only do we create a competitive and positive environment, we create a fun and enjoyable one too. Our Football staff are on hand to organise and help you along the way.

Six days a week we run the best small sided leagues in Bolton. This includes our 5, 7, 9 and 11-a-side leagues, along with our Youth leagues which take place on a Friday night.  Not only are our leagues competitive, but so are our prices. Adult leagues start from just £28 per team per match and our youth league games just £21 per team per match.

All our men’s league matches are 25 minutes each way, with our youth matches 20 minutes each way. All games are officiated by a qualified referee. With 2018 on the horizon, why not get the boys together and give January an early kick!

If you’re still not sure, why not to try before you buy? We’re also offering teams a FREE Trial Match before taking their place in the league. To request a FREE trial match click here.

For more information on our league rules click here (http://www.boltonarena.com/wp-content/uploads/2093-BA-FOOTBALL-RELAUNCH-BOOKLET_SINGLES-WEB_V4.pdf)
If you would like further information on any of our leagues email football@boltonarena.com or call us on 01204 488106.

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New Activities: Coming Soon

Are you a current member of the gym here at the Arena? Or have been in the past? Or are you a member of a different gym?

If you’re any of the above, you’ll know that there are times when your training can become boring. That’s why we introduced a range of different activities into our membership such as walking group, Couch to 5k, Bootcamp and more. All of which can be seen here.

Not content with just our current activities, we’ve decided to give you more! Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing:

Cardio Blast – This will be a 15 minute high intensity session that will definitely get your heart racing. There will be no need to book, all you will need to do is turn up and get put through your paces by one of our instructors. The exercises will change each session to keep it interesting, so one session could be bike work and the next shuttle runs!

Advice Sessions – These sessions will take place on Saturdays and will involve an instructor being present in the free weights area throughout the morning to give out advice. So if you need some pointers on your technique or need some new exercises, come and speak to us!

Bleep Test –  You might not have enjoyed it at school, but the bleep test is a great way to test yourself and set yourself some goals. We’ll be putting it on once a month in the studio.

Body Fat Testing – If you’re looking to lose weight (fat), stepping on the scales isn’t always the best way to measure your progress. This is because of the fact that a set of scales won’t account for your muscle mass. Taking a Body Fat Test will let you know what percentage of your weight is fat, from this you can accurately see how much you’re losing.

Along with the new activities we’ve also added in some new stretch sessions to go along with our 15 minute ab workouts.

We are still keeping on some of your favourite activities, but with the colder winter weather coming into play the last sessions of the year will be taking place shortly. Last dates are

For more information on any of the new or existing activities speak to a member of the gym team. Alternatively look out for posters around the gym and keep an eye on our social media pages.

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Meet The Staff: Ryan Cadman

NAME: Ryan Cadman

AGE:  23

WORK TITLE: Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: Helping people find specific health and fitness goals, then helping them obtain them within the gym environment. Giving people plans that they can follow which are suited to their individual needs and goals.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Helping and seeing a close friend lose up to 6 stone and getting them much fitter. Also winning my Pro card in Bodybuilding by coming first as a Junior Bodybuilder.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Trying to make people see that the gym isn’t that big and scary but how it can be a fun place to be. Also there’s no point in doing a workout in which you don’t enjoy, if you enjoy it you give it 100%.

FUTURE PLANS: To learn more about the fitness industry as it is forever changing, you can never know enough! Branch out my knowledge to more cardio based exercises rather than strength and conditioning.

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE ARENA: Since I joined the team I was made very welcome and comfortable from the start. People are more than happy to help each other.

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Arena Player Profile – Jamie Lee

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Jamie Lee

Team/s: Team Dave

Position: Captain/Defence

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

About 10 years

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Cycling & UFC.

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Gazza’s goal vs Scotland in Euro 96. Non-football related would have to be the London Olympics

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Tony Yeboah, Cristiano Ronaldo & Conor McGregor

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Sergio Aguero’s 2012 league winning goal vs QPR.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Passing – Surging runs from the rear – Peace Keeper.

Weakest: Finishing – pace – Showboating.

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Arena Player Profile – Tim Rotheram

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Tim Rotheram

Team/s: El Diablo, 5 Lions, Hunter Wild Boys & The Trotters

Position: Striker

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

For well over 10 years now.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Cricket & American Football

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Has to be Kevin Davies scoring the equaliser, for Bolton, against Bayern Munich in the Europa League.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Kevin Davies, Freddie Flintoff & Andrew Beavan

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Frank Worthington’s wonder goal vs Ipswich in 1979.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Intelligent football brain with an eye for a killer pass.

Weakest: Sadly my left leg is just for standing on but it helps with balance

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Arena Player Profile – Andy Aspinall

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Andrew Aspinall

Team/s: Inter Bread

Position: Defender/Mid

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

2 years

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Rugby League & Darts

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Walking out with Bolton Wanderers in the 1999 play-off final as a mascot.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Kevin Davies, Andy Farrell & Phil Taylor

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Geoff Hurst’s winning goal for England in the 1966 World Cup Final

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Tackling and passing

Weakest: My mouth (winding people up)

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Arena Football Player Profile: Tyler Hill

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Tyler Hill

Team/s: Salt n Pepe and Horwich St Marys

Position: Left sided player

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

Six years

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football & badminton (participating) and gymnastics (watching/coaching

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers FC

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Playing in Spain on tour with Horwich St Marys U16s. Highlight being the match vrs FC Corbera.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jay Jay Okocha.

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Lionel Messi’s solo goal vrs Getafe.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: dribbling and short passing game.

Weakest: heading and tackling.

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Gym Challenge: The Ultimate Member

Do you come to the gym often? Take part in a variety of different activities? Consider yourself  to be a gym hero? Well June could very well be your month.

Next month we will be running an “Ultimate Member” gym challenge where you’ll get the chance to accrue points taking part in a number of different gym activities.

Not only will you get the title of USN Bolton Arena’s Ultimate Member, but we’ve also put up some great prizes. We have a 1st place prize of £50 worth of shopping vouchers for the member with the most points and a raffle prize for everyone that completes four out of six activities.

The different activities include a studio class, an active session, an outdoor session, a programme review, attending the gym and liking us on Facebook. Once you have completed four, you’ll go into the prize draw for the chance to win £30 worth of shopping vouchers.

If you want to win it though, you’ll have to rack up the points by attending lots of activities. Here’s the break down of the points on offer:

Activity Points
Programme Review 2
Active Gym Session 2
Gym Visits 1
Boot Camp 15
Run Club 15
Tennis Court Booking 20
Walk Group 15
Zumba 5
Body Pump 4
Adrenaride 5
Body Combat 3
Yoga 8
Yoga/Pilates mix 6
Step/Body Step 4
Insanity 7
Circuits 7
Trim & Tone 4
Boogie Bounce 15
Clubbercise 9
Ab Blast 4
15 Minute Abs 3
Body Attack 3
Boxfit 5

 

Does it sound like a challenge that you would like to take on? If so all you need to do is speak to a member of the gym team to register. Don’t leave it too late though, as entry for the challenge closes on 31st May.

For more information call 01204 488118.

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Arena Football Player Profile: Christian McCrory

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Christian McCrory

Team/s: AFC Thatchers, Enjoy The Possession, FC Santos, (too many over the years)

Position: Attack

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

9 years, first in the junior format back in 2008.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Golf, Football, Table Tennis.

Which football team do you support?

Manchester United

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Tiger Woods chip in on 16, 2005 US masters.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Xavi.

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Paulo Di-Canio bicycle kick vs Wimbledon. Fabulous technique.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Both Footed, Passing, finesse finish.

Weakest: strength on and off the ball, pace.

Tom Kilgour

Arena Football Player Profiles

 

Player name: Tom Kilgour

Team/s: Thornleigh 11s, Sevilla Constipation, AFC Badgers, player pool.

Position (GK, DEF, ATT): Anywhere needed

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

I started playing at the Arena when I was 13, in the Junior Leagues. Played Monday 7s at 15 and have been playing across the adult leagues ever since.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Rugby & UFC/Boxing

Which football team do you support?

Wigan Athletic

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Watching the streak being broken at Wrestlemania 30, Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

 David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand & Paul Scharner

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Easy one this…….Ben Watson’s last minute header, in the FA Cup Final, vs Manchester City, for Wigan. Reminiscent of Wimbledon’s late winner against Liverpool in 1988.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Strength, Passion, Finishing.

Weakest: Slow, Over Commit, Easily Annoyed.

 

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