The brand new Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer was a hit!

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                                 Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer medallists

The inaugural Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer took place over the weekend, in association with Stoke City Council, Stoke City Football Club and Staffordshire University. The Cup kicked off the start of a brand new series of events in Stoke, which will later see a Europe Corporate Cup of Netball and a Europe Corporate Cup of Dragon boat racing come to the City in September (16th and 17th) . It was a great weekend that showcased some of the best sporting venues and facilities in the region and there were some powerful local organisations that took part from the likes of JCB, Bentley Motors and Michelin Tyres who joined other sporty businesses from across the UK to compete!

Stoke-on-Trent was recently awarded European City of Sport status following the successful staging of the UK Corporate Games in the region in 2015. Since receiving this impressive accolade, Stoke-on-Trent has been extremely proactive in marketing the City as a desirable host location for international, national and local sporting events and we are proud that the brand new series of Europe Corporate Cups have become top quality additions to the extensive European City of Sport programme.

ECCS TOUR
A selection of the visitors to the Bet 365 Britannia Stadium tour

The weekend kicked off on the Saturday at Staffordshire University, where everybody played their matches on the well-marked pitches at Staffordshire University. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful day and it set the tone nicely for the rest of the weekend.

 

As well as the sporting competition taking place, on the Saturday evening we invited everyone to come along to the Britannia Stadium where were lucky enough to have an interesting tour of the Stadium, where we were given access to the impressive home and away dressing rooms, the mascot room, interview and media rooms and we were given the best possible views of the stadium and pitch before having a private viewing of the UEFA Champions League Final in the 1863 Lounge. It was a great evening and a hopefully a nice way to relax before the finals kicked off the following day.

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Immaculate Surfaces at the Clayton Wood Training Ground

 

The finals were over at Clayton Wood Training Ground on Sunday morning, which is home to the Stoke City players. The pitches and the whole complex were absolutely fantastic and the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful to us and everyone taking part, as each team was allocated to a changing room.

A series of exciting knockout matches ensued and the pristine surfaces.

The final match of the weekend saw Stoneleigh Architectural Services from Wolverhampton take on Kangs RBS Group from Warwickshire to decide this year Champions. Both teams gave it there absolute all and it was a thrilling final to watch.  Players from the eliminated teams had all been keen to stay to watch this showpiece spectacle and the atmosphere was electric with sizeable numbers crowding around the pitch to watch the action.

Tied at 1-1 at full time, the youthful RBS team took a deserved 3-1 lead in the warm sunshine in the first period of extra time.  However, the more experienced Stoneleigh side kept plugging away and snatched an equaliser with only seconds remaining to make it 3-3.  Penalties ensued but who would come out on top?  Maybe the late comeback had taken something out of RBS.  In the tense shootout Stoneleigh kept their nerve to secure a 4-3 win on penalties!

There was regional glory for Bentley Motors Limited though who managed to beat local rivals Michelin Tyres in a high scoring 3rd place playoff to secure a medal.

The new Lord Mayor Councillor Anthony Munday commented on the great spirit in the Cup as he presented a special City of Stoke On Trent China plate to the Man of the match from Stoneleigh.

 

A huge congratulations to everyone involved, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you soon! We are now more excited than ever to return to Stoke in September with the Europe Corporate Cup of Netball and the Europe Corporate Cup of Dragon boat racing, which will both take place simultaneously in the City, from Friday 16th – Saturday 17th September.

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World Corporate Cup 2016 is coming soon!

Everton stadium

The World Headquarters of the Corporate Games and the World Corporate Cup Team is delighted to announce that the 9th World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be staged at Goodison Park, home to Everton Football Club.

The World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be staged on a prime weekend just after the close of the Premier League season, with the event taking place from the 20 -22 May. After previous successes at different Clubs around the country, we are proud to announce that this year we will be hosted by the Blue side of Merseyside. So this is your chance to play on the pitch graced by the legendary Dixie Dean, Gary Lineker and Andy Gray as well as all of the modern day heroes. Enjoy the terrific atmosphere at the SuperCentre Celebration during registration and the Closing Awards, where the winners are congratulated and awarded. This year, the Cup weekend coincides with the FA Cup final, so we will also be screening this showpiece spectacle as part of our programme on the Saturday for those that wish to see it.

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If you have taken part in the World Corporate Cup of Soccer before, you will know that it is the ultimate festival of football and friendship and not to be missed. Once again this year you have the option of entering a team in to the 6s or 11s competition (for men, women and over 30’s) to compete against businesses and teams from all over the country and further afield across Europe. Entry is open to all organisations of any size with each organisation eligible to enter one or as many teams as desired into any of the events. Each team can be made up of employees and colleagues as well as clients, family and friends.

The World Corporate Cup of Soccer provides the fantastic opportunity to take part in a huge sporting competition which brings people together for a great weekend of fun. The World Corporate Cup of Soccer is always a great experience for everyone who takes part but in addition, the Cup is fantastic at building employee confidence and loyalty as well as helping to integrate management and the workforce at every level. It provides the fantastic opportunity to reach new clients, new business and customers through the love of sport. Its one of the best investments your organisation will make!

You can enjoy the ambiance of Everton whilst playing against teams like like Vodafone Romania, Urals Club from Russia and Athletic Club Bilbao from Spain, as well as playing against local regulars like Green Apple Developments, Exedy Clutch Europe and Shop Direct!

Team entry numbers are limited and are restricted to a first come, first served basis in order to guarantee all the teams the chance to play on the hallowed turf. We are expecting all the places to sell out again this year. So don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, as we are working hard to make it a weekend to remember once more. Start forming your teams now to avoid disappointment and to enjoy the greatest football experience ever!

For a Brochure, Entry Form for 6s or 11s – or further information please email, telephone or write directly to the Corporate Cup World Headquarters.

Email:
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44 (0) 1733 380888

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6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!

Anfield Stadium - Liverpool Football Club6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!

Calling all Football fans. Ever wanted to play on a professional football pitch at the home of one of Europe’s elite Clubs?  Maybe you thought your chance had gone? You were wrong!

From the 31st May to 2nd June 2013, football players of all ages and abilities and both genders will get the chance to enjoy everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer as they compete in the 6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer.

Positioned as the ultimate football festival for regular players, the Cup will see teams from all across the World, the UK and Merseyside come together to enter Soccer 6’s or full 11-a-side, in men’s, men’s 30+ and women’s event categories. The competition will see a weekend of great competition, parties, parades and celebrations in the exclusive suites of Liverpool Football Club, culminating with a game on Anfield and finishing with the Closing Awards Celebration in the Club’s Trophy Room.

Last year, the sell-out competition saw teams represent companies and clubs from a host of countries like Croatia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, Nigeria, Ireland and a host of others, with a number of teams from around the globe already confirmed for next year!Ladies 5s Soccer Team

Spaces are limited to GUARANTEE every team the chance to play on the Hallowed turf. As you would imagine, with places at a premium in such a terrific competition, a number of teams have already reserved their place prior to the Launch of the event. Ernst and Young, Cern, RSA, MDE Medical, Kevin Edwards Associates and AFC Burton are just some of the teams already on board.

Cup Director, Ben Sedgemore commented, “Our Organisation has been developing great Multisport festivals for 25 years around the world and we have been proud to deliver some incredible experiences. However, the spirit, camaraderie and memories formed by the World Corporate Cup are always difficult to match. We guarantee people an unforgettable experience in a great competition. We have some great local partnerships and we cannot speak highly enough of Liverpool Football Club and the Liverpool County FA and many other local supporters too who all play their part. When the chance arose to bring the Cup back to Anfield in 2013 we had no hesitation in seizing the opportunity.”

Soccer 11s Mens TeamGary Williams of Plymouth YMCA commented that this year’s competition “was a truly memorable experience that will live with me forever! The spirit of the tournament was great and the games were played in a good nature. The experience of playing at Anfield as a Liverpool fan was unforgettable and the access afforded to us by the club was unbelievable.”

Sentiments echoed by Andy Evans from Barclaycard, who said “We have loved competing in the UK Corporate Games since 1999 and when the World Corporate Cup of Soccer was launched, with a chance to play at ‘The Home of Football’ – Anfield, there was no question that we would be entering a team – being a Liverpool fan I saw it as a chance in a lifetime and for the Club to allow ‘us’ the general public to use all of the facilities is unbelievable”

If you don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact the Corporate Cup Headquarters on 01733 380888 NOW. To download a brochure click here, visit www.worldcorporatecup.com or email SOC@worldcorporatecup.com.