Hosted by the Frank Soo Foundation
The Chinese Community Challenge Cup (CCC Cup) returns to London and will also be hosted in Manchester.
Founded by Alan Lau in 2010, the CCC Cup has been held annually, growing year on year. In 2010, the tournament hosted 16 teams. 2015 featured the first ever Ladies tournament and last year’s CCC Cup saw 32 teams compete with over 350 participants and spectators.
This year, the CCC Cup will spread up north with semi-finalists from Manchester’s tournament and London’s tournament competing for the title. Organiser Chi-Hang Lau said the decision to include Manchester in this year’s tournament was because, “there is a large Chinese community as well as a large football community there. It made sense to have our first tournament outside of London in a place with a rich football history.”
“Furthermore, the Chinese President visited Manchester to promote togetherness through football and we believe that it is appropriate that Frank Soo’s legacy continues on here,” Chi added.
The CCC Cup website reads:
“In 2017, we are making the tournament bigger and better! We will now have two tournaments, one in London and the other in Manchester. Each of which, are individual tournaments, so teams are still competing to win their respective trophies.
However, the Cup semi-finalists of each tournament (a total of eight teams) will compete against each other in one ultimate Super Cup! Think of this as The Confederations Cup and the London and Manchester tournaments are the regional championships. Click here to find out more about each tournament.“
The tournament will also be hosted by the Frank Soo Foundation, which is being set up by Alan Lau, Ban Trinh and Susan Gardiner (author of The Wanderer: The Story Of Frank Soo). The aim of the organisation is to spread awareness of Frank Soo whilst promoting community participation in healthy recreation, involving a number activities and sports such as football.
All profits from the London and Manchester tournaments goes to the London Chinese Community Centre (Charity #297742) and the Manchester Chinese Centre (Charity #: 114121) respectively.
Info is as follows:
Date: 2nd July
Venue: Powerleague Manchester Central. 20 Union Street, Manchester, M12 4JD
Number of teams in Cup: 16
Charity: Manchester Chinese Centre
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165440183979639/
Date: 8th July
Venue: PlayFootball Shepherd’s Bush, 41 S. Africa Road, Shepherd’s Bush, london W12 7RW
Number of teams in Cup: 24
Charity: London Chinese Community Centre
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/424294444595617/
Info related to BOTH cups:
-Max of 8 players per team
-£80 per team entry fee
-Teams MUST register on our website by completing the form.