Those that have entered the World Corporate Cup of Soccer over the years will know what a prestigious and sort after event this has become. It’s not often that everyday footballers, or even the semi professional players among us get to play at such a historic ground as Anfield, possibly the most famous ground in England. Come the 11th-13th May, players from over 40 unique organisations and Clubs will be descending on Liverpool in an attempt to be crowned Soccer Champions of the Corporate World. With trophies and medals in the 6 a side, men’s, women’s, open and 30+ categories as well as the 11 aside men’s open and 30+ group I am convinced this year will be more competitive than ever before.
However, in it’s 5th year, the staff at the World Corporate Cup of Soccer and the Corporate Games have seen a first.Remember the likeable scouse lad Craig Phillips, winner of the first ever Big Brother? What about Geordie Anthony Hutton, winner of Big Brother 6? Craig, a Bricklayer by trade and local to the Liverpool area shot to fame after winning Big Brother 1 in 2000 and has since carved out an impressive career in the media, appearing in 60 Minute Makeover, Renovation Street and has also appeared in Bo-Selecta and reality TV series Back to Reality. Craig has also done a-lot of work for charity, even releasing a single which went to number 14 in the UK singles chart and raised over £40’000 for Down Syndrome Association for which he is a Patron.
Geordie Lad Anthony, winner of Big Brother 6 in 2005 has also appeared in the Media since leaving the house, notably in Sky One programme The Match in which the viewers voted him Man of the Match in both series. Impressively, Anthony also released a workout DVD centred around his famous 70’s dance moves and has accrued over 19’000 followers on twitter. Quite some feat for a 30 year old Geordie lad.
Craig and Anthony will be part of the Lifestyle Magazine 6 a side team hoping to secure victory against all comers in May. Neil Woods, Assistant Editor of the magazine was instrumental in getting both these guys involved and everyone at the World Corporate Cup of Soccer is looking forward to meeting the likeable duo.
The excitement is already starting to build with just over 3 weeks to go and I’m sure that everyone will be raring to go on Saturday morning, with a few slightly less fresh faces on Sunday morning after the Party on Saturday night.