Taskcatch, the holding company behind the Soccercity five-a-side football facility brand, has secured a £150,000 loan from Coors Brewers. Taskcatch will use the loan, set to be paid back over ten years at 6% annual interest, to develop Soccercity premises nationwide. Both anticipate additional demand in small-sided football in the run up to the 2006 Fifa World Cup, as well as increased interest in sport in the eight years to the London 2012 Olympics. Participation in five-a-side football is on the increase, with six million adults playing regularly in 2004, as compared to 4.4 million taking part in 2002.

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