The London Communities Cup

A group of students from the postgraduate Sports Management programmes here at Birkbeck College, University of London, are organising an 8-a-side football charity tournament, the London Communities Cup, which will take place on Saturday the 7th of June at the Wormwood Scrubs Sports Grounds in West London.

This follows the tournament organised in 2013 by Birkbeck Sport Management students in aid of the victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

This world cup format tournament welcomes any team of 8 to 10 players who wish to represent their native country and meet fellow players from all around the world. The University of London is fortunate to be hosting students from so many different nationalities, and this event is an amazing opportunity for all football aficionados to come together and play for a great cause.

All benefits will be given to Cancer Research UK, a company which funds each year the work of over 4000 scientists and doctors in the UK in the hope of one day beating this disease.

For more information, regular updates and news on the tournament, please visit & like their Facebook page (

If you have a team and wish to participate, you can download a registration form by clicking on this link ( and by sending it back to once you’ve filled it in. If you don’t think you’ll be able to participate, a like & share of their Facebook page would already help a lot and they would be very grateful for it!

The London Communites Cup organising committee would like to thank Birkbeck Students Union and the University of London Union for their support for the tournament organisation, in particular Rob Park and David Adams respectively.

Many thanks and good luck to the participants!

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More Details: What is the London Communities Cup?

The ‘London Communities Cup’ is a charity football tournament which will take place at the Wormwood Scrubs fields on Saturday the 7th of June. As London, and more specifically the University of London, is home to such an important number of different nationalities and backgrounds, the London Communities Cup will be the occasion to bring people from all around the world to play football together for a good cause, just one week before the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The originality of this tournament lies in the fact that the participants will enter the competition through a team representing their home country.

Where will the money go to?

The money raised thanks to this tournament will be entirely given to Cancer Research UK. This organisation funds the research of over 4000 scientists and doctors in the UK. By playing at the London Communities Cup, you will directly contribute to their amazing work.

How long will the tournament last?

Each participating team will be guaranteed a minimum of three matches of 20 minutes each. The tournament will have two phases: a group phase in the morning from 10AM to 1PM and a knock-out phase in the afternoon from 2PM to 5PM.

Are there limited places?

The tournament can welcome up to 24 teams, which will be divided in 6 groups of 4. The 6 teams who end first in the group stage will qualify for the knock-out phase, together with the two best seconds.

I wish to participate, what do I need to do now?

Send an email to, and ask for a registration form. You can also download it directly on
Fill it in and send it back to us via the same email address. Once we received it and checked if everything is OK, we will contact you again regarding your payment. Your place will be finally secured once we received your payment, and you will get your Captain Pack.

How can I make a payment?

Participating teams will only be able to make a payment of £ 80 BY CHEQUE OR E-BANKING. For security reasons, we cannot accept cash or card payments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Do all the members of my team have to come from the same country?

Of course not! There are no strict nationality restrictions, and people will be also be able to participate for the country of their choice, for example if they want to play in the same team as their friends, or simply if they wish to represent a country which they like/support.

How many players can my team have?

Your team has to have a minimum of 8 players, and a maximum of 10 players in order to participate in the tournament.

Are there changing rooms and showers near the sports ground?


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