After an exuberant past few years, the TimeOut Entertainment team excitedly ushers in year 5 of Corporate Warfare Futsal action. At the press launch ceremony at the Financial Administrative Centre on September 2nd, 2019, the team welcomed in 29 teams with many repeaters back for another round of incredible futsal action, and newcomers hoping to stir things up.
Futsal, a popular variant of football usually played indoors, has fast become a staple on many sports enthusiasts’ calendars thanks to the TimeOut Entertainment team.
According to Lionel John, one of the event’s coordinators, “We are so fortunate to witness 5 years and be able to bring futsal to the communities, facilitate a grassroots project with the youngsters and host the first of many inter-island friendlies with the Fax Futsal Team visiting earlier this year. We are proud of the product we have developed and have the support of the sponsors, teams and fans to thank for all these successes. This year, we aim to continue to create a more elevated product which will support the charity endeavours we have undertaken and advance futsal not only in Saint Lucia but the region”.
The games are set to kick off on Saturday September 7th at the Beausejour Indoor Facility from 6pm. The tournament will be played in three stages; knock out, qualifiers and a group stage with two sets of prizes to be won overall.
TimeOut Team member Tamyka acknowledged the support of the many sponsors, corporate teams and fans, and thanked them for making this year even bigger and better. She highlighted the unified approach as a key catalyst in the success of the initiative.
Event sponsors were elated with the ongoing efforts of the team which has taken Corporate Warfare Futsal from stride to stride with the following statements summarizing the key highlights:
Fern Jean, Category Manager for Crystal Clear and Climax noted “It is inspiring how TimeOut Entertainment has been so innovative in helping the local brands interact with the communities. We are specially touched as this aligns with our mandate which includes keeping an active life through sports.’
Carmy Joseph, Communications Manager LUCELEC stated, ‘We felt it was important to take part in such initiatives as we want to align ourselves with community building activities. Corporate Warfare Futsal is indeed a family and we can’t wait to come back next year’.
Roger Hare, Manager Grace Kennedy Insurance added, ‘We sincerely advocate for friendly rivalry and the banter it brings is something we really want to be a part of for sure. We are proud to be part of this incredible movement.’
Sergin John Baptiste, Marketing Manager St. Lucia Distillers stated, ‘This sponsorship is a good marriage for us. What stood out is the community connections and a way for our brands to give back to the community is a bonus. It’s important to meet outside our professional setting at times. This initiative is one that needs to be commended, so we sincerely appeal to other entities to come onboard’.
Corporate Warfare Futsal is backed by Presenting Sponsors TimeOut Entertainment; Gold sponsors Lucelec, Coca Cola, Digicel (the official Celebrity Match sponsor); Silver Sponsors Courts, Crystal Clear, GK Insurance, Climax, Val Ferry, Exel Signs, Zippy Freight Shipping and AdVizze Consulting Inc (the official Public Relations Sponsor); Supporting Sponsors Renwick, Guinness, Concept Factory, Dazzle, Alibi Entertainment, Choice TV, Bex Photo Pro, RCI, Everyday Smiles, etc
Official Game Pairings after the live draw for the first round of the knock out stage:
- Builtec v KM2
- Pcd v LUCELEC
- Small Business Owners v Top Ranking
- Civil Service Corp v GOSL
- Flow v Ferrands
- Infrastructure v Legal Team
- SLTU v Unicomer
- SLTCC v WASCO
- Apps 758 v Digicel
- Sandals Grande v Beachcomber
- Velox v Bankers Association
- Statesman 758 v St. Lucia Distillers
- WLBL DBC v Plant Grow Eat
- JQ Motors v KFC
- Johnson’s Hardware will be getting the bye
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