Lucia NewsCorporate Warfare Futsal kicks off in grand styleOctober 20, 2017
The team at TimeOut Entertainment has officially announced the twenty-four corporate teams taking part in the 3rd Annual Corporate Warfare Futsal Competition.
The indoor football action already popular around the world especially in Latin American countries, is taking off in St Lucia in a huge way to the delight of the team members.
In the official media launch hosted by St. James’s Morgan Bay Club, match MC Ezra ‘de Fun Machine’ Augustin managed the proceedings and facilitated the live draw which determined the groups. The officials and host expressed gratitude to organisers and reaffirmed their commitment to assisting in the staging of this event for more years to come.
According to TimeOut Entertainment co-founder Mr. Lionel John, the main idea behind such a competition was to not only develop the concept of football in companies which due to their mere size and skill level wouldn’t be eligible for other competitions but develop the concept of futsal.
Mr. John added, ‘Futsal matches are shorter and require less players for a quicker turn-around time and as such, we decided to utilize this form of football to promote healthy living, camaraderie among team members and foster a networking environment in a more social arena.’
The organisers have marvelled at the success of the competition which has been growing from strength to strength, learning from its challenges each year. Gold sponsors of the event this year are Guinness, Courts, Climax, St James’s Club Morgan Bay, Flow and AdVizze Consulting Inc.
When asked about their participation and sponsorship of the event, the main sponsors praised the organising committee spearheaded by Time Out Entertainment with some advice for the teams and wider public to participate, sponsor and be part of the best corporate meeting ever staged in St Lucia.
As taken from the OECS Marketing Supervisor for Unicomer, Ms Melissa Marius, the company is proud to be part of such a growing event and reminded the teams present that, ‘You can have fun but remember that on the court, we are all representing a brand and must ensure we project that sense of pride and camaraderie at all times.’
Brand Manager for Guinness Mr. Rohan Lovence echoed the sentiment of the other speakers and added, ‘We are proud to be supporting this initiative from its inception three years ago and are extremely impressed with the innovative product which has placed corporate football on a different level, generating a sense of brotherhood in an infectious atmosphere on game nights.’
The results of the team groupings follow, with the official kick date of Wednesday 25th October at 6pm at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. All teams are expected to be present for the proceeding match pass and the start of the season which will last for 6 weeks culminating in the grand finale to ultimately crown the Futsal Champion 2017.
Group A: St Lucia Air & Sea Port Authority (SLASPA) | C.O. Williams Group | Sandals
Group B: Peter & Company Distribution | DuBoulays Bottling Co. Ltd | Rayneau Construction
Group C: St Lucia Teachers Union | Ministry of Infrastructure Ports Energy and Labour | St. James’s Club
Group D: Windjammer Landings | Bank of St Lucia | Royal Police Force
Group E: Lucelec | St Lucia Civil Service Co-Operative Credit Union | Ministry of Agriculture
Group F: Flow | Renwick & Co. | Scotiabank
Group G: Ark Teleservices |St Lucia Fire Service | Wasco
Group H: Caribbean Metals | 1st National Bank St Lucia | Courts
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Posted by Luca Ranocchiari