The ‘Deutsche Bank Beach Soccer Corporate Charity Challenge’ will take place on Sunday 1st September from 11am to 2pm at the Beach Soccer Jersey pitch, in front of the Old Station Café in St Aubin’s Bay.
Open to all firms and businesses in Jersey, the tournament will see mixed teams of any ability and of up to ten players take part in a number of round-robin 5-a-side games during the course of the day. Entry is £10 per player, which includes a 75% donation to Jersey Cheshire Home with the balance covering the costs for holding the event.
The tournament is being organised, in conjunction with Beach Soccer Jersey, by Deutsche Bank’s team of interns as part of the Bank’s long-term fundraising campaign in aid of Jersey Cheshire Home, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Through the successful Beach Soccer Development Programme, Beach Soccer Jersey is one of Deutsche Bank’s community partner organisations.
Will Partington, Head of Beach Soccer Jersey, said: “I’m delighted that, thanks to this partnership with Deutsche Bank, we can stage this one-off Corporate Charity Challenge this year to introduce more people to the sport in a competitive but relaxed environment and help raise money for a fantastic cause.”
Paul Shevlin, Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank, added: “Not only am I pleased to be able to support the Jersey Cheshire Home as our adopted charity this year, but I am also hugely impressed by the level of enthusiasm shown by our team of interns in organising such a fantastic event in collaboration with one of our long-established community partners. I would encourage businesses right across Jersey to sign up for this tournament and look forward to seeing everyone down on the sand on 1st September to compete for the coveted Charity Challenge trophy!”
The Beach Soccer Jersey Association is responsible for beach soccer in Jersey and runs league and cup events for youth and senior players. Affiliated to the English Beach Soccer Association, the BSJA has links with the England national team and FIFA, the governing body of the sport.
Firms wishing to enter a team can find out more by contacting James Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will provide teams with the relevant registration forms and documentation.