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Skipper Jouni Ronkainen in actionWelcome to the official website of Team England, England's first representatives at the Swamp Soccer World Championships, 2005.

In 1998 the first ever Swamp Soccer World Championships took place in Hyrynsalmi, Northern Finland, such was its success it has now developed into the biggest soccer tournament in the world. The Finnish FA governed the event last year, hosting a massive 260 teams representing nations Photograph courtesy of Swamp Socceracross the globe with the exception of the nation that invented the game, England. With the support of BUSA Champions Loughborough Students Athletic Union, we aim to put that right.

On this page you'll be able to navigate your way through the website finding detailed information about the tournament, our team, our sponsors and our coverage in the media in the lead up to the 2005 World Championships. To contact Team England why not email us or check out our 'Contact' page for further addresses and information. 

Latest News
- Provisional squad list is released (30/09/04)
- Two Swamp Soccer teams contact Team Englland - Officials confirm friendly possibility
- Team England officials undertake scoutinng trips in Europe
- Team England are represented in the LSAFC 5aside cup reaching the quarter-finals and winning 6 out of 8 matches. (6th June 2004) 
- Captain Jouni Ronkainen fires four goalss home in a 6aside league clash. 
- Pete Simmons and Iain Murray voice theirr support to the 'Save Our Hearts' campaign. For more information visit the website by clicking on the logo. (29th April 2004)  
- Manager and Vice-Captain spotted on a scouting mission for English players in Scotland (17th April 2004)www.saveourhearts.co.uk
- Officials confirm Juan Sebastian Veron sshirt story (April 2004)
- The Team England reaches the South West as Somerset based newspapers run the story on page three (April 2004)
- A London-based Finnish magazine show intterest in covering the story (April 2004)
- Manager wraps up the signing of Richard Bailey as Chief Executive of Team England (30th March 2004)
- Proposal for Carlton TV to film a trainiing session at Loughborough's Olympic swimming pool (20th March 2004)
- The swamp soccer official DVD arrives foor screening (15th March 2004)
- Friendly football match proposed againstt Loughborough squad team (5th March 2004)
- Carlton TV Central News voice their inteerest in filming Team England (4th March 2004)
- Article in the Leicester Mercury Newspapper (3rd March 2004)
- Team England photo-shoot with Leicester Mercury photographer (19th February 2004)
- Phone interview with the Leicester Mercuury (17th February 2004)
- Howard Bailey and Jouni Ronkainen lift tthe JP football Challenge trophy (8th February 2004)
- Team England reach the final of Universiity Cup tournament (1st February 2004)
- BBCi select www.teamengland.tk as website of the day! (24th January 2004)
- Meeting with Loughborough University's SSponsorship Officer (29th January 2004)
- Appeared on BBC Radio Leicester at 7.25aam Breakfast Bulletin (22nd January 2004)
- Appeared on LCR 1350AM at 5.45pm (21st JJanuary 2004)
- Article printed in Loughborough Echo (155th January 2004)
- Photo shoot with Great Britain's Olympicc hopeful Chris Cozens
- Official website launched in (January 20004)
- England's highest sporting University innstitution, Loughborough Students Athletic Union, give full support to the Team England proposal
- December 2003 co-founders of Team Englannd, Jouni Ronkainen and Peter Simmons meet Loughborough Students Athletic Union President Stel Grekos
- Jouni Ronkainen attends the Swamp Soccerr World Championships as a spectator in 2001

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Many thanks to Stel Grekos (LSAU President), Tim Forrest (BBC Radio Leicester), John Smith (Loughborough Echo), Dan Parkinson (Leicester Mercury), Stephen Watkins (LCR 1350AM), Karen Pirie (BBC), John James (BBC Radio Leicester), Stuart Hainsworth (BBC) and Sami Kelin (Swamp Soccer) without whom this site would not be possible.

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