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Sunday League: A Documentary


It's mud, blood, guts and local glory; it's Sunday league football. Daniel Colbourne directs this documentary on the not so beautiful version of the beautiful game.

It’s as much a part of English weekend culture as a roast dinner and Songs of Praise. It’s the time of the week when Carl from Sainsbury’s can create the long-lasting memory of lobbing ‘Big Fat Dave” in goal to score a 94th-minute winner in an end-of-season relegation battle to keep The Lamb’s Head in the league. It’s a time when the guys from the office can keep Excel spreadsheets at the back of their minds whilst they kick seven shades of s**t out of each other. It’s mud, blood, guts and local glory; it’s Sunday league football.

Daniel Colbourne has directed this pretty spectacular documentary on the English amateur game, one that ‘follows the plights of several Sunday football teams across England over the course of a season as they take to the muddy fields and parks to play this not so beautiful version of the beautiful game.’ Sunday League ‘focuses more on the people who play, rather than the sport itself and asks the question ‘Why do Sunday Footballers keep coming back week after week?”

Watch below, it’s well worth your time.

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