PRESS RELEASE: Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (August 30th, 2018): The TimeOut Entertainment team celebrated four years of corporate warfare futsal action at the press launch ceremony at the Financial Administrative Centre on August 29th, 2018. The sports enthusiasts revealed the twenty-eight (28) corporate teams who will be taking part in the highly anticipated games. Futsal is an indoor version of football, made popular in the Latin American countries with many countries around the world and now Saint Lucia, welcoming this energized version as well.
Officiated by Shermalyn Sidonie-John of TimeOut Entertainment, the attendees who represented various corporate teams, sponsors and the event management team, were reintroduced to the rules of the game. The team unveiled the new match format with twelve (12) seeded teams matching up against sixteen (16) unseeded teams for eleven (11) electrifying days of knock out matches. The winning teams will move to the round of twenty-four (24) or group games (R24) while the losing teams, through online votes on social media, have a chance to qualify and be fast-tracked into the R24 games as well. The TimeOut team is endeavouring to maintain four games each Friday and Saturday (starting Saturday September 6th at 4pm) as the tournament develops, with cash prizes among other tokens to be won.
According Lionel John, one of the event coordinators, “We are extremely impressed with the quality of futsal action we have seen over the years and welcome our amazing sponsors who stayed with us from the onset, and the new additions who understand the value of the Corporate Warfare Fustal action’.
Sponsors have expressed their gratitude for being able to support such a well-organized and fun-filled event which not only welcomes corporate Saint Lucia with incredulous networking and team building capabilities, but has encouraged a family friendly atmosphere, everyone can enjoy. Corporate Warfare Futsal is backed by Presenting Sponsor Coca Cola; Gold sponsors Guinness and KFC, the official sponsor of the Celebrity Match; Silver Sponsor Lucelec, Courts, Digicel, Crystal Clear, The Concept Factory, Exel Sign, Choice TV and AdVizze Consulting Inc, the official PR Sponsor.
According to Brand Manager for KFC, Mr. Jamal Cyril Albert, ‘KFC is proud once again to sponsor this amazing event which has enticed our team to practise harder and come game ready to carry home the championship trophy.’ He was also enthused by the Celebrity Match Up which is sponsored by KFC and added, ‘We have gone all out to ensure we brought a new product which will leave attendees and participants alike, awe-stricken by the level of sportsmanship and prizes on offer, which includes new uniforms’. The Celebrity Match Up is headed by celebrity team captains; DJ Hollywood HP and Ezra DFunMachine.
The competition commences on September 8th at 4pm at the Beausejour Indoor Facility where all teams are expected to be present for the proceeding match pass and the start of the season. Last year’s champion PCD are hoping for a repeat but have numerous teams eager for a change to dethrone them.
Official Game Pairings after the live draw:
- WASCO vs St Lucia Teachers’ Credit Cooperative Ltd
- James’s Club vs Builtec Inc
- Bel Jou Hotel vs Bankers Association
- Royal Police Force vs Top Ranking Electricals Inc
- Flow vs Beachcomber Ltd
- St Lucia Teachers Union vs Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Ltd.
- CPJ vs Small Business Owners
- Sandals Grande vs St Lucia Civil Service Credit Union
- Windjammer Landings vs DBC
- 1-888-Answer vs Min. of Infrastructure
- Lucelec vs KM2 Solutions
- PCD vs St Lucia Fire Service
- Sandals La Toc vs Public Service
- Digicel vs Sandals Halycyon
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