Club Website has joined forces with Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, and Lucozade Powerleague, the UK’s leading 5-a-side operator for a new initiative giving grassroots teams a unique opportunity to be managed by a football legend.
The Kick It Out Cup will see teams (16+) competing at Lucozade Powerleague centres across the country in northern and southern regional tournaments, with the final two in each area being assigned a Kick It Out ambassador as a ‘Dream Manager’ to lead their team.
The initiative is part of the One Game, One Community weeks of action, a three-week period focusing on the work being done across football to combat discrimination in all its forms.
The competition gets underway on 30 October, with hundreds of teams competing for a place at the regional finals at London’s Mill Hill Powerleague and Trafford Powerleague in Manchester on 12 and 13 November respecitvely.
Club Website is urging teams to sign up for this exclusive competition online or with their local Lucozade Powerleague centre, with limited places available.
Former England international defender and Kick It Out ambassador, Earl Barrett, explains more: “The Kick It Out Cup uses the legend appeal of ex pros who’ve championed the Kick It Out cause for many years, and gives aspiring players a chance to benefit from their experience. Grassroots football is the corner stone of the game, and it is vital that we introduce these types of initiatives to help develop youngsters across the country.”
Lucozade Powerleague’s Commercial Director, Nigel Hargreaves, commented: “The weeks of action is a perfect opportunity to energise Lucozade Powerleague users and to bring together our aspiring footballers with some of the top names associated to the Kick It Out campaign.”
Club Website Director, Richard Stenson, said: “The UK football community has always led the way in tackling discrimination and now the game’s grassroots can take the lead. The Kick It Out Cup provides Club Website teams with the perfect opportunity to support equality and inclusion in football by doing what they do best - getting out there and playing!”
To enter your team in The Kick It Out Cup visit www.thekickitoutcup.co.uk.