Ex-Whitelines editor Ed Leigh has contacted us about his latest project. He's leading England to the World Cup, well kind of.

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

After two very successful warm up events, the We’ve Got Balls tournament is going global with the first football World Cup for the snowboard industry. Teams from every snowboarding nation will be led by riders whose love of football is only matched by their talent on a snowboard. Travis Rice, Nicolas Mueller, Cheryl Maas, Marius Otterstad and Iker Fernandez are just a few of the captains leading their nations into battle.

A classic format of group and knockout stages held over the course of the week in June will decide not only the title but also the Golden Boot award. All the games will be held in the evening with BBQ’s and the odd party and lots of sore legged surfing going down in the day. After the final the winning team will donate a €1000 to the charity of their choice

The teams are 7-a-side, with the rule that each team must have a female player on the pitch at all times. Aside from this all normal football rules apply, even offside! Confirmed teams are Switzerland, France, Spain, Austria, USA, Australia, England, Norway, Locals and Germany.