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MG Cup Returns With Local Business Looking To Retain Title

Mick George Cup 2019

14 March 2019

Mick George Cup 2018 winners Joe Dent / theposh.com
Mick George Cup 2018 winners

Peterborough is renowned for its thriving business scene, with the City endowed with a huge assortment of successful organisations, representing various industries. On a daily basis these companies will be competing with their commercial counterparts, but this time around it’s their footballing credentials that will be put to the test.

Following the success of last year’s second Mick George Cup, the official kit-sponsor of the Posh are set to replicate the 6-a-side Football tournament hosted at the ABAX Stadium, providing the local business community and club supporters the opportunity to gain bragging rights.In the past two-years, £8,500 has been raised from the event, with all proceeds going to various local charities.

Last year’s finale was a cracker, going right to the death with the eventual winners ALH nd’ Body Aid triumphing in a sudden-death penalty shootout situation over Wilderspin Garage. Other representatives also included J Breheny, Redrow Homes, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre and Princebuild as well as other reputable organisations.

Companies and supporters across the City are invited to enter. The cost of submission is £280 per team, with squads of up to 7 players permitted. If you wish to gain a little extra advantage, you can even ‘add’ a former POSH legend to be part of your team! Darren Eadie, ‘King’ Ken Charlery, Grant McCann are just some of the players that have appeared historically.

Taking place on Thursday 16th May, participants will be able to make use of the changing rooms, pitch, and stand facility before the competitive action gets underway at 6pm. The matches will conclude around 9pm with complimentary food and drinks available in the bar after the tournament, along with the presentation of the Mick George Cup. For more details, or to register, please visit www.mickgeorge.co.uk/mgcup19.

Whether you’re a business owner, work at a large organisation or are a group of fans who want to get together, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to play on the hallowed turf.

Demand for the event is high and a number of places have already been confirmed. Express your interest now at www.mickgeorge.co.uk/mgcup19.

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The occasion for the last two years has been fantastic. It is a rare occurence for most to get out and play under the lights of a professional football stadium. As official club sponsors, it’s a pleasure to provide ‘once in a lifetime opportunities’ for anyone who wishes to be involved. This event certainly does that, whilst raising valuable funds for charity.’’


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