Kicking off in June, the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Rio, Brazil with players such as Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all taking to the pitch for their respective countries. But that’s not the only important event in the footballing calendar taking place that month. Last year’s epic FIT Show footy match will once again return to your TV screens, or at least phone screens after capturing a dive or two that would make even Jurgen Klinsmann proud, and the FIT Show is looking for players to sign up and prove they can bend it like Beckham.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a twinkle toes on the ball? With plenty of competition in the FIT world this is your opportunity to get stuck in and compete against your fellow trade man. Winners will get to take home the FIT Show Trophy, which might just be a pint in the local pub but it’s a golden cup nonetheless.
Organised for the second year by GQA boss and Barnsley fan Mick Clayton, last year’s game saw Business Micros take on the Rest of the World and according to Chris Bailey of Business Micros the score ended 15-11 to the software solutions company, although the validity of this result has yet to be authenticated due to the lack of goal line technology. Taking place at one of the Goalzone 3G pitches at Telford United’s New Bucks Head stadium, the game was keenly contested and played in the right spirit with, of course, some boisterous banter as standard.
“A major lesson was handed out,” joked Mick Clayton, who played as part of the Rest of the World team. “I could tell you about my superb driving performance from midfield but I’d be lying because it was a superb driving performance all over the field.”
Exhibiting at the FIT Show and fancy signing up? The game will take place Monday June 9th at the AFC Telford Goalzone facility. Contact Mick Clayton of GQA firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
The FIT Show takes place at the Telford International Centre June 10th-12th with the FIT Show Gala Dinner on the evening of Wednesday June 11th.