For some regular competitors, the traditional NAM 5-a-side football tournament is the highlight of the astronomical year! Last year Portsmouth made the most of their home advantage to win the trophy. The 2015 tournament will be held on Monday 6 July, with kick-off at 6.30pm. The event will be held at the John Bright Leisure Centre, about five minutes walk from the conference venue.

The competition will be between teams representing different astronomy research groups. If you would like to participate but don't have enough people to form a team, please get in touch so we can form composite teams (if possible). Players of all skill levels, experience, gender and age are welcome to join in.

For more information, to register your interest, or to sign up a team please contact Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Liverpool John Moores University).

Portsmouth, winners of the NAM 2014 football tournament. Credit: NAM 2014 / ICG Portsmouth