The World Corporate Cup of Soccer is Just 2 Months Away

 

With just 2 months to go until the World Corporate Cup of Soccer 2018, which will be staged on the 20th May, the anticipation is really starting to build. The Cup will offer an unrivalled footballing experience for everyone involved and we still have some spaces for teams available.

The bet365 Stadium (formerly the Britannia Stadium) will host every element of this exciting footballing festival for players of all ages and abilities. Below is a video of a previous World Corporate Cup in the UK.

The day will kick off with the SuperCentre celebration early on Sunday morning in one of the Club’s luxury suites.  Once you have your ID, Games gift and Souvenir programme its off to the changing rooms to get ready for the action.

Every match will be played on the hallowed turf that has been played on by the Premier League greats for more than a decade.  The group stages kick off in the morning followed by eliminations and finals in the afternoon.  Medals and Awards will then be presented pitch side in Champions league style at the close of play.

This is your chance to sample everything that this fantastic football club has to offer whilst getting fit and having fun with your team mates!  Recent Cup’s have sold out and travelling teams of all abilities from across the globe have regularly featured in the World Corporate Cup of Soccer.  With the FA Cup final (and the Royal wedding) the day before on the 19th May – you can make this a weekend to remember for ever!

The Games will feature 6-a-side for men, women and 40+ teams in a new 1 day format for 2018.

Entries opened for the Cup on the 1st February, so reserve your place today and get ready for the World Corporate Cup of Soccer at Stoke City Football Club 2018.  Plus at just £80 per person + VAT, this will be an unforgettable day and an incredible and affordable price.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email Cup@corporate-games.com or visit corporate-games.com for details and you could be celebrating like these Corporate Cup finalists from last year…

 

New Entrants Show Range of Opportunities Games Creates for Everyone!

It has been a busy start to the year at the Games Headquarters with a number of great organisations from all sectors signing up to participate. The Games has always been open to every kind and size of organisation so here are a few examples showing how this event is successfully doing just that!

bet365 could well be one of the largest local teams in the Games with a plan to enter 200 entrants across all of the sports.  Group HR Director, Bob Monro said ” at bet365 we really value our employees.  We all realise that our people are our biggest asset and we are delighted that we will have the chance to be strongly represented in the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018.  The Games is already starting to generate a buzz around our offices and we know our teams will benefit from the team-building aspects of the Games, as well as helping to improve the health and well-being of our colleagues in the workplace.  We know they will have a great time too”.

bet365 had a strong representation in 2015 but they are looking to come back with even bigger numbers for 2018 after such a positive experience for their entrants last time around.

Newcastle Borough Council are straight out of the starting blocks and setting the pace in signing up to their first UK Corporate Games. The organisation’s commitment to enter teams into the Games is a very clear signal around their mission to bring everyone together and to reinforce the confidence of their staff.   In addition to this, in September last year, a team from Newcastle Borough Council took part in the World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing. Taking part in the event not only generated a huge amount of pride and enthusiasm in the team but they also caught the sporting bug and were determined to be part of the UK Corporate Games in June this year!

The Newcastle Borough Council Team Giving it their best Shot!

Cllr Mark Holland said, “Newcastle Borough Council is absolutely delighted as a key partner for the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire UK Corporate Games 2018, to confirm that, working with partners we will be entering up to 60 people across a range of sports in to the event and encouraging staff, colleagues, family and friends to get fit and healthy. The Games is set to be a fantastic event and we see real value in supporting local people to join in and get motivated for what will be one of the best events in Staffordshire in 2018.”

Highlighting the accessibility and interest in the event from a different sphere, is Phil Fortun of Staffordshire Police.  This will be the 6th event that his constabulary have been represented in and everyone is hoping that it will be the best.  Phil said “Having first entered the UK Corporate Games in 2015 with a small Staffs Police squad that year, the feedback from those taking part was so enthusiastic and positive that we have taken part each year since then. The whole weekend is such a great package – taking part in your own sport, supporting colleagues in their events, networking and socialising throughout…and of course there’s the infamous fancy dress party!! I’m thrilled to be bringing our largest squad yet to the 2018 Games on home territory here in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent…bring it on!  Staffordshire Police are aiming to enter a team of 100 entrants so they should be a great sight to behold in their impressive green team outfits.

staffs at Run
staffs police netball
Staffs Police @ PArade

Staffordshire Police Runners, Netballers and On Parade with the Games!

If you want to join these organisations then please call 01733 380888, email UK@corporate-games.com or view www.corporate-games.com for more details.

 

Local Companies of All Sizes Signing up to the Games in 2018

Wade Ceramics

We recently brought you a story about companies travelling from far and wide to enter the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018, well we are pleased to say that many local companies have been jumping on board too!

Companies in the Games, come in all shapes and sizes and from all industry sectors, so whether you are massive multinational, a single owner enterprise or something in-between, the Games is for you!

Aspire Housing has recently confirmed a desire to send a team of at least 10 into the Games. Sinead Butters – Chief Executive or Aspire Housing said “We’re committed to investing more into our local communities and we’re delighted to be participating in the Corporate Games when it returns to Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire next year.  This is a real opportunity for us to showcase our sporting venues and the region as a whole to the world, and I’m delighted colleagues from across Aspire Housing and PM Training will be a part of it.”   This point was reiterated by Tracey Johnson – Executive Director – Corporate Services at Aspire Housing,  “We’re delighted to be supporting the Corporate Games again next year.  We’ll have a team of colleagues from across our Aspire Housing and PM Training businesses based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke, who are looking forward to demonstrating their sporting skills in front of their home crowd!  This is a great opportunity for us to give something back to our colleagues and also support our region, and it reinforces our ways of working that promote wellbeing.” 

Wade Ceramics will entering 50 entrants and will also be producing fantastic medals and Awards for all of the winners. Newcastle Borough Council is also submitting between 30-60 entrants as they know the Games will be terrific for morale, workforce well-being and productivity. However, the largest team from a local organisation to date is bet365 who recently signed up for 200 entrants.

bet365 Group HR Director, Bob Monro said ” at bet365 we really value our employees.  We all realise that our people are our biggest asset and we are delighted that we will have the chance to be strongly represented in the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018.  The Games is already starting to generate a buzz around our offices and we know our teams will benefit from the team-building aspects of the Games as well as helping to improve the health and well-being of our colleagues in the workplace.  We know they will have a great time too”.

bet365 had a strong representation in 2015 but they are looking to come back with even bigger numbers for 2018 after such a positive experience for their entrants last time around.

Wade Ceramics have already been involved in the World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing which took place in September at Trentham Gardens.  Their team of dragonboat novices of all abilities had a great day and represented the Organisation with distinction.

Wade Ceramics Paddling with Power

Plus, with Christmas on the horizon, there is still time to take advantage of the penultimate early entry discount offer, which is available for reservations made before the Christmas break.  Both bet365 and Aspire Housing both secured a 7.5% early entry discount, so if you are keen to make a saving please contact the Games office today on +44 (0) 1733 380 888 or email UK@corporate-games.com.

So what are you waiting for?  Give your staff something to look forward to and get active for in 2018, it is one of the best investments that you can make…

World Corporate Cup of Soccer set for Stoke City FC with Gordon Banks OBE

Entries are now open for the 11th annual World Corporate Cup of Soccer which will be staged on the 20th May 2018.

After great experiences at a host of impressive Premier League Clubs in recent years, Stoke City Football Club has been selected as the destination for next years Cup.  Everyone knows that the Club has a strong association with legendary wing-wizard Sir Stanley Matthews but did you know Stoke City is the second oldest professional football Club in the World?

Stoke City have been well-established in the Premier League for more than a decade now and the quality of the stadium and the pitch is outstanding.  All teams will get the opportunity to play all of their matches on the pitch as well as sampling the changing rooms and a number of the impressive suites.  You can also follow in the famous footballing footsteps of the Premier Leagues elite.

The format has been refined for next year to see the ultimate festival of football staged in one day in this magnificent 30,000 seater arena.  Click the link to see the Cup Flyer.

Teams can enter 6-a-side for Women, Men and Over 40’s and everyone is guaranteed plenty of action on the hallowed turf of the bet365 Stadium.  Plus we are delighted to confirm that our iconic Games Patron and Footballing great – Gordon Banks OBE has agreed to attend on the day to meet all of the players.  The man who famously foiled Pele with that fabulous save (as well as thousands of other strikers over the years) will be watching the action – so you better play well!

With the entries capped at 32 teams the Cup is expected to sell out quickly, so reserve your place this week.

The cost is just £80 per person so why not give yourself a Christmas treat and have something to look forward to and to get fit for in the new year.  Previous medal winners have come from Croatia, Turkey, Romania, Russia and beyond so will it be a UK based team or one from Stoke that lifts the Cup next year?

Email Cup@corporate-games.com, call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888 or visit www.corporate-games.com for details.

Next Years World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be another of the outstanding events secured by Stoke City Council as part of their City of Sport Legacy.  This event is totally inclusive and players of all levels of fitness and technical ability are welcomed equally.  It will be an experience you will never forget.

Get that World Corporate Cup Feeling!