Once upon a time, or in the summer of 2006, to be more exact, a group of young adults enthusiastic about soccer (yes, the football as the rest of the world calls it) invited a number of their friends from neighboring states for a day of friendly soccer games. That year teams from Rhode Island, Peabody MA, Greenfield MA, and two teams from Manchester NH competed for the champion title. Along with the teams a lot of youth and young adults came to Manchester that same day to cheer for their teams and to enjoy the day together. The event went so well, that same time a year later it the decision was made to repeat it. Church cup was born.