Six-A-Side Caldmore Village Festival Cup Football Tournament

Under 16’s Football Tournament



One of the first sporting activities to be announced at The Mela is the six-a-side Caldmore Village Festival Cup Football Tournament.
The tournament is free to enter and open to all young people under the age of 16, so get your friends together and enter a team.
This tournament is extremely popular so register your team fast to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 30th August 2015

The Walsall Mela
Palfrey Park
Dale Street, Walsall

Six A Side Football tournament at Palfrey Park

Rules and Regulations

1. All teams must declare their application forms by 16/08/15 which is two weeks prior to the tournament.

2. Registration is free per team.

3. All teams must have a designated captain or team leader and must ensure that the team is within the age limit set, 13–16 year olds.

4. During the tournament referees/match official decision will be final.

5. Players using abusive or foul language will be penalized according to the rules set by the organizers.

6. General five a side football rules will be used.

7. All teams must register their attendance on the tournament day by 11.15 am. Failure to register on time may incur deduction of points from group stages.

8. Trainers/shin pads and appropriate clothing must be worn during the tournament to comply with Health and Safety.

9. Two additional substitutes will be allowed and substitution will be on roll on basis. No restrictions on number of times players are substituted.

10. Matches will be five minutes long. Semis and final will be 10 minutes.

All teams must adhere to any other rules imposed by match officials as seen appropriate on the day.


To enter or for more information contact:

Akhlaq Hussain
130 Caldmore Road
Walsall WS1 3RF

Telephone: 01922 642442
Email: autostartm

Volunteers needed for the Walsall Mela 30th August 2015

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Walsall Mela 30th August 2015

Volunteers needed, can you help?

Duties include

  • General park stewards
  • Noise patrol stewards
  • Bandstand stewards
  • Gate stewards
  • Litter pickers
  • Sports Stewards
  • Car park stewards
  • Kids entertainment stewards
  • 5-a-side football stewards
  • Information stewards

For More Information

Contact Steve Breeze on 07970 856148

Walsall Mela 30th August 2015

Slide2Three years after it last took place, the Walsall Mela is back!

The last time it took place was in 2012 where over 8000 people attended on the day.

This year it will be taking place on the 30th August 2015 at Palfrey Park Walsall.

Due to the dedication and hard work of the Caldmore Village Festival Group, the people of Walsall will have their traditional Mela back this year.

Co-ordinator Akhlaq Hussain who is very passionate about the Mela said

I am extremely excited and really looking forward to the event, I would like to invite all of you to join us, bring your families and enjoy the festivities on the day.

I would especially like to thank Walsall Council and the Community Cohesion Team for their support and for working in partnership with us, enabling us to help deliver the event.

The Mela, which means coming together (festival),  will have a range of activities across the park which will include:

  • live music in the bandstand
  • children’s entertainment and workshops
  • a partners and community marquee
  • sports tasters and tournaments for young people to take part in

Topping up the event will be traditional Asian Sports including Volley Ball, Stone Lifting and Kabbadi.

Children will also have a fantastic time with arts and craft workshops, face painting, fairground rides and inflatables.

The event will be a really multicultural splash for all to attend, enjoy and take part in celebrating the diversity we have in our community.

For more information contact:

Akhlaq Hussain                                                             Cllr Mohammed Arif
Event Coordinator                                                           Vice Chair CVFG
Tel: 01922 642442                                                           Tel: 07775 813885
Email:                      Email:                                                                                                    

Caldmore Carnival postponed due to bad weather forecast

Caldmore Carnival and the music, dance and poetry performance scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed until September.

Heavy rain forecast for Saturday has forced us to make a decision to cancel the event which was planned to start at 1.30pm and include the Carnival procession and performances by local writers led by David Calcutt, Blue Coat School Choir and Bollywood Dance Group, Shakabala and Suki Sher Gill.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

It’s Carnival Time! Come and join Caldmore Carnival on June 13th

Carnival procession

It’s Carnival Time!

Caldmore’s annual carnival is set to take place on Saturday June 13th and promises to be a special colourful pageant, celebrating the multi-cultural heritage of Caldmore in music, costume and dance.

This year’s procession sets off from Caldmore Community Garden at 2pm (assemble from 1.30pm) on June 13th and will pass through a number of Caldmore streets before returning to Caldmore Community Garden at 3pm where there will be a spectacular performance from a range of special acts. Acts so far confirmed include musicians and dancers from Blue Coat School, a performance by Caldmore Community Garden’s very own writer in residence, David Calcutt with the garden’s writer’s group. There will be spectacular Asian dance from Jamal Mistry dancers as well as music from a range of special guests including Suki Sher Gill.

Participation in the Carnival is absolutely free and is welcome to all, whatever your age or background. As in previous years, in the build up to the Carnival there will be community workshops where you can work with artist Sam Hale to make your own costume and props to wear and carry for the carnival procession. There will be special open access workshop in the Caldmore Community Garden the week before the carnival itself on Saturday 6th of June 12.30pm- 4.00pm. Entrance is free. Just come along and join in.

This Year’s carnival has been funded by Near Neighbours and is supported by Caldmore Village Festival Group.

For more information contact Anna Rogozinska on 07871813252 or see Caldmore Village Festival’s Facebook Page.

Procession route 

Commences 2.00pm from Carless Street, Caldmore Community Garden and passes through St Michael’s Street, Buckle Close, Hope Street, Bath Road, Newhall Street, Sandwell Street, West Bromwich Road, Sandwell Street, Little London, Bath Road and finishing at Caldmore Community Garden at 3pm where the performances commence.

My Golden Bengal Open Day at Caldmore Community Garden – Saturday 16th May 12-4pm

My Golden Bengal

Our next Open Day – Saturday, 16th May, 12-4pm.

This time we are focusing on Bangladeshi culture – there will be arts and crafts, Bengali alphabet, delicious food, mendhi and Blue Coat Junior School’s Bollywood Dance Group!

Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy and get to know the cultures of Caldmore.

Free entry.

Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH.