Tap Management is teaming up with ex-Liverpool and England player Mark Wright and the Radcliffe Foundation to launch a music industry charity football tournament. Held on September 15, the tournament will raise funds for the housing of Syrian refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Last year the event raised nearly £25,000 for local children’s charities. Among those fielding five-a-side teams this year are Sony Records, Black Butter, Method, Everybody’s Management, Warner Records, Atlantic, Parlophone, CAA, WME, Universal records, Coda, Live Nation, Primary Talent and Tap Management. The winning team will meet a team of football legends in the final, which will include Kenny Sansom (Arsenal and England), Kerry Dixon (Chelsea), Paul Walsh (Spurs and Liverpool), Neville Southall (Everton), Darren Peacock (QPR) as well as Mark Wright himself.
It has been unanimously agreed that the amount of ‘ringers’ should be kept to one-per-team.
Speaking about the tournament, Tap Management’s Ben Mawson said: ‘We’re delighted to be putting on another charity football day, especially for such a fantastic cause, and we intend to make it a regular event. Thanks to all those who have supported so far, special thanks to Method for putting in an extra £500 on condition that Black Butter wore bright pink kits and thanks to Black Butter for agreeing to it.’
The Radcliffe Foundation aims to provide a temporary home for women and children on the run from oppression and brutality, offering them accommodation with communal kitchens, running water, sanitisation, Wi-Fi and youth educational programmes with Arabic-speaking teachers.
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