Britain’s leading provider of five-a-side football facilities, Goals Soccer Centres, is delighted to announce they will become the headline sponsor of the Asian Football Awards 2013 (AFA) and tournament host of the inaugural ‘AFA Trophy’ Fives tournament.
The ‘AFA Trophy’ Fives is a tournament open to Asian players and teams and is designed to encourage, support and help develop talent at grassroots level within Asian communities throughout the UK.
Regional tournaments will take place across 22 Goals Soccer Centres throughout the UK in May and June, with a finals day taking place at Goals Gillette Corner in West London on Saturday 18th August.
The winner of the tournament will be rewarded with a training session by The Chelsea FC Foundation at their state of the art training facility in Cobham. In addition, they will enjoy a table at the prestigious Asian Football Awards, where they will be presented with The AFA Trophy, on Tuesday 8th October at Wembley Stadium.
The AFA event will be attended by some of the biggest names in football and will be hosted by Sky Sports News Presenter, Dharmesh Sheth and BBC Asian Network host, Noreen Khan.
Goals National Marketing Manager, Michael Gibb, said: “We are particularly pleased to be hosting the inaugural ‘AFA Trophy’ Fives tournament, to help support and showcase the talent coming through at grassroots level within the Asian community.”
Baljit Rihal, Founder of The AFA, said: “We are very proud to have Goals Soccer Centres on board as headline sponsors for the AFA 2013 event. We are confident that The ‘AFA Trophy’ Fives tournament will become an annual fixture that will further highlight the untapped talent that exists.”
Other event partners and supporters include the FA, The PFA, Kick It Out, Show Racism the Red Card, Sporting Equals and Inventive Sports. The charity partner for this year’s event is British Airways’ Flying Start.
For more information and to find the nearest qualifying heat to you please visit www.goalsfootball.co.uk. Entry costs £30 per team of eight.
(The AFA Press Release)