The Sage Soccer Festival - 16/07/2003
The SAGE soccer festival kicks off a week today and we’ve interest from teams in Canada, the USA, Malta, Nigeria, Holland and Belgium. We’re confident this year’s tournament will be bigger and better than ever. We have a number of social events taking place, including the Pro/Celebrity charity game, Festival BBQ and Party, mini-soccer competition and tournament disco. We look forward to welcoming all teams in 2003, even if you’re not part of a team, why not come down and take in the Pro/Celebrity game on the evening of Saturday the 26th. In addition to myself, we hopeful that players such as Les Ferdinand, John Beresford, Rob Lee, and a number of ex-Boro and Sunderland boys will take part. There’s also a few of the TV sports reporters taking part, and even Lomana Lua Lua’s 17 year old cousin is playing – so I’m sure we’ll have a good time. There’ll be a bar and bar-be-que as well as plenty of attractions to keep the kids happy.
The tournament takes place at East Durham & Houghall Community College - a specialist Sports College opposite the Durham University pitches where Newcastle used to train. For those of you who don’t know the area, the college is five minuets from Durham City - 15 miles south of Newcastle and 10 miles west of Sunderland. We’ve worked hard to build on previous year’s success, and the tournament programme looks as follows…
Tuesday 22 July
Travelling teams arrive 14.00 – 17.00 pm.
Team manager’s meeting 19.00.
Wednesday 23 July
Tournament play – league game 1
Thursday 24 July
Tournament play – league game 2
Friday 25 July
Tournament play – league game 3
Travelling teams arrive 14.00 17.00 pm
Manager’s meeting 18.30pm
Pro / Celebrity charity game 19.30 pm
Saturday 26 July
Groups 1 – 6 Semi Finals / Play offs
Groups 7 – 10 & Groups G 1-3 day 1
Sunday 27 July
Groups 1 – 6 Finals day
Groups 7 – 10 & Groups G 1 – 3 day 2
Presentations and travel teams depart
Teams can register on line. Complete the application form and press submit. Alternatively contact the Sage International Soccer Festival office on :
Sage International Soccer Festival,
Washington, Tyne & Wear,NE37 1PR, Tel 0191 4180213, Fax 0191 4180208, E-mail email@example.com
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