Corporate football

Football tournament at the AoL

by Foundation of Light

Academy hosts charity corporate five-a-side tournament.

Local businesses are being given the fantastic opportunity to take part in a five-a-side football tournament at Sunderland’s state-of-the-art Academy of Light training headquarters.

The Foundation of Light is calling on local businesses to don their football kits and boots for charity and sign up for the Foundation 5’s Corporate Football Challenge.

The annual tournament sees 10 teams compete in two groups of five, with the top two qualifying for the semi-finals. The winning team will not only collect the top prize of tickets for Sunderland’s Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea in November, they will also be presented with the ‘Corporate Challenge Trophy’ to be displayed at their workplace.

The runners-up will receive medals and vouchers for the action packed Delta Force Paintball in Cramlington.

Teams can enter a squad of eight players, with rolling substitutions, only for £150 +VAT per team - which equates to just £22.50 per player. Places are very limited and the closing date is 30th October 2012.

Wes English, Foundation of Light Business Development Manager said: “This event not only gives businesses the chance to raise morale and boost team spirit but to actually play on the same pitches that the Sunderland first team use for training. On top of this, all proceeds from the event go to supporting community education and sporting programmes across the area, so by taking part they’ll be giving back to the community too.”

To book a team onto the event contact Wes on 0191 5515386 or email