2013-08-23 19:10:56 - On Tuesday 27th of August, Cardiff will host UEFA’s first Premier Futsal competition. The UEFA Futsal Cup.
Cardiff gets ready for UEFA Futsal Cup kick off
In a week that will see English Premier League teams including Manchester City and Everton visiting the capital city, it will be an exciting occasion and milestone.
A host of activities and entertainment are planned during the three days of the competition. These include a grassroots festival each day for junior players to enjoy, performances from award winning cheerleaders Fenix, Brent Pope commenting and Cardiff’s answer to Ant and Dec, Dave N Adam.
The event will be supported by an array of Welsh sports personalities and TV stars including Jamie Baulch, Nathan Cleverly, Philippa Tuttiett and the female Welsh rugby and netball team, Sam Evans; this year’s big brother winner is
a player on the deaf football team and has been invited to attend. There are even rumours of the phenomenal David Beckham making an appearance.
Futsal Development Officer for the Welsh Football Trust, Richard Gunney said "Hosting the UEFA Futsal Cup preliminary round is a fantastic opportunity to further develop Futsal in Wales. Futsal is an exciting game in its own right so the FAW and Welsh Football Trust have been working hard to develop Futsal opportunities in Wales.”
Richard is a driving force with Andrew Howard from the Welsh FA both pioneering the development of Fustal in Wales. This will lead to stronger players, coaches and premiership players coming from grass roots football in Wales.
Wales will be playing host to Group D of the preliminary round of the competition which will take place in the purpose built Futsal arena The House of Sport 2, Cardiff. The competition will take place over three consecutive evenings of the 27th, 28th and 29th August.
All games have a 6.15pm kick off and this will be a great opportunity for people to see elite Futsal. The games are ticket only priced at £2 for children and £5 for adults which can be purchased online on the FAW website or at the game on the day. The Welsh Football Trust are advising people to purchase online to avoid disappointment.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Tuesday 27th August: Wrexham F Club (Wales) V KMF Tango Sarajevo (Bosnia). House of Sport 2. Leckwith, Cardiff. 6.15 Kick Off
Wednesday 28th August: KMF Tango Sarajevo (Bosnia) V Asa Ben Gurion (Israel). House of Sport 2. Leckwith, Cardiff. 6:15 Kick Off
Thursday 29th August: Asa Ben Gurion (Israel) V Wrexham Football Club (Wales)
House of Sport 2. Leckwith, Cardiff. 6:15 Kick Off
Peacock Media Group (PMG) Are the event managers and looking after Marketing Online.
Large Video projections are planned on landmark buildings this bank holiday weekend around the capital.
For any further information please contact Alaina Morgans at PMG on 02920 263418, 07891 489754.
For quotes and further specialist information regarding Futsal and UEFA please contact Richard Gunney at Dragon Parc, National Football Development Centre on: 01633 282911, 07769 250509