| James Kon |
STANDARD Chartered Brunei officially launched the Standard Chartered Trophy 2015 yesterday which will give a winning team from Brunei, the right to play in the regional stage and a chance to win a fully paid trip to play in the final at Anfield, the home ground of Liverpool Football Club.
Details of the tournament and road to Anfield were revealed by Marilyn Geaeme, Head of Corporate Affairs during the launch.
Local futsal teams are welcome to compete in the local tournament organised to crown the champion team that will represent Brunei Darussalam to the regional stage.
The local tournament which is endorsed by National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam and supported by Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will kick off on Feb 16 with the final on Feb 21.
The tournament is only open to 24 teams. Details of the competition can be found on the Standard Chartered Brunei’s website of www.sc.com/bn.
The tournament is open to participants who are Brunei citizens or permanent residents and must be over 18 years old and not a professional or semi-professional player.
The winning team from Brunei Darussalam will go on to compete in the regional tournament in Kuala Lumpur on March 28 against the winning teams from Malaysia and Thailand. Standard Chartered Bank will be sponsoring all expenses on the trip.
The winner from the regional tournament will book a spot into the final prize which is a once a lifetime experience of playing the SC trophy finals in Anfield competing against other countries for the trophy.
Besides the action on the pitch, participants can also look forward to a training session at the Liverpool FC Academy with the club’s coaches and LFC legends.
Marilyn Geaeme said: “Standard Charted Bank has been the main sponsor for Liverpool FC since 2009 and together the partnership has greatly benefited both parties. Leveraging on this partnership, Standard Chartered Bank is offering Liverpool FC fans and football fans a money can’t buy experience at Anfield while engaging the community in a healthy lifestyle through the sport as well as uncover local talent.
At the same time the tournament will also raise funds for the humanitarian fund of the Malaysian Flood Disaster.”
Each participating team will have to pay a registration fee of $100 and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Humanitarian Fund of the Malaysian Flood Disaster.
The closing date for entries of the competition is Feb 10. To get updates on the tournament, visit the bank’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Standard CharteredBN.