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Sports Stars Football - Pitch and Play Set

Callum like most boys is football crazy, his favourite team is Arsenal. Last week he was fortunate enough to be picked to be a Mascot for them at their Champions League match against Schalke. It was a dream come true for him and he had an amazing time. So when we were sent the Sports Stars Football - Pitch and Play Set from Character Building to review he was a very happy boy indeed. 

The set includes everything you need to enable you to play a game of table-top football, In the box you get:  
  • 24 pitch sections that you connect together to build your very own pitch
  • 3 mystery player micro-figures represented in either their team’s 2012-2013 home or away kits. 
  • 8 slider bases
  • 2 goal posts, 
  • 2 goal nets, 
  • 4 corner flags with bases, 
  • 2 goalkeeper bases 
  • 1 football. 
Here are the 3 players we were sent, Callum was over the moon to spot Theo Walcott from Arsenal hiding in the box, He was also happy to see Ashley Cole and John Terry as he knew them from playing in the England squad in the Euro 2012 tournament. I was surprised as to how much the figures looked like the real thing. You can collect all the key players from the English Premier Leagues top teams including Manchester United, Liverpool F.C., Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea F.C. and Arsenal F.C, these are available to buy separately.

The set was quite tricky for Callum to assemble himself but with a little help from his dad and I we soon got it together. Once assembled the pitch measures 51 x 38 cm. The pieces fit really well together so are unlikely to come apart whilst playing, but the pitch can easily be dismantled once play is over with. 

Here Callum is showing off his skills. To play a game you simply pass, dribble and shoot by flicking your players across the pitch, pretty simple if you ask me although callum assures me there is skill and technique to 
it - i'm still not convinced as I could do it without much preparation and training. He on the other hand took it 
as seriously as any 7 year old boy would. He had both myself and Matthew in stitches with his commentary 
about his match too. Funnily enough my players were always off side when we scored!

The set is priced at £19.99 from most good toy retailers, it is aimed at children aged 6+. Callum says he loves the Sports Stars Football - Pitch and Play Set and can't wait for his friends to come round so he can show them his new tricks.