A chance to play at the ABAX alongside a Posh legend

Fancy playing on the hallowed turf at the ABAX Stadium in the same team as a Posh legend? Then read on . . .

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:38 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am

Mick George Ltd, the official Peterborough United sponsors, are hosting a six-a-side tournament at the ABAX in May, providing the local business community and club supporters with the opportunity to gain bragging rights.

Following the success of last year’s Mick George charity match, the club backers have turned the annual fund-raising event into a six-a-side tournament this time round.

All funds on this occasion will be donated to the Chris Turner Statue Fund.

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Action from last year's Mick George charity football match.

Companies and supporters from the area are invited to enter and try to win the inaugural Mick George Cup.

The cost of entry is £280 per team, with squads of up to seven players permitted. It’s hoped to have 16 teams in action.

And if you wish to gain a bit of an advantage on your rivals, you can add a Posh legend to your squad for the bargain fee of £50.

The big event is on Friday May 12 when participants will be able to make use of the changing rooms, pitch, and stand facility before the competitive action gets underway at 6pm.

Action from last year's Mick George charity football match.

The matches will conclude around 9pm with 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, visit www.mickgeorge.co.uk/mgcup.

Jon Stump, finance director at Mick George Ltd, said: “Last year’s event was a brilliant occasion. It provided most involved with a rare opportunity 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.

“Amending the format this time around, allows us to increase participation, which should be beneficial all round.’’