Regent’s hosts first ever PICC Cup charity football tournament

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The first of this event; the PICC Charity Cup Football Tournament was held this on Sunday 27th November.  The day was bright and sunny, great conditions for an all day football tournament.

The day started with the first kick-off at 10.00 a.m. and ended 40 games later at 5.00 p.m.  With the Regent’s Student Guild, parents and the Thai staff supplying refreshments and food throughout the day, players and spectators where well looked after.

Fairway take on Regent’s Pattaya in the PICC Charity Cup Football Tournament. Fairway take on Regent’s Pattaya in the PICC Charity Cup Football Tournament.

The tournament consisted of two pitches, four pools and 16 teams with each team playing five games all between 15 and 30 minutes long.  The teams were very competitive and fought hard for their wins but the main focus of good spirit and sportsmanship was adhered to by all.

The Cup winners of the day were Centara, followed in second place by Planet Football after an intense penalty shootout.  The Plate winners were Horseshoe Point and the runners-up the Blind School.

The Bowl winners were Makovetskiy who narrowly beat First Step Construction in the final.  The Shield competition was won by Fairway and the runners up were Regent’s Bangkok Staff team.

The day ended with well earned refreshments and an informal celebration to hand out rewarding trophies and participation certificates.

A grand total of 180,000 Thai Baht was raised through this event, all of which has been donated to The Phi Phi International Community Centre (PICC).  This is a ‘not for profit’ facility used for academic, extra-curricular and volunteer programmes that promote learning through service and community partnership in conjunction with the Laem Tong sea gypsy village and local Thai school.  For more information please visit: www.piccthailand.org .

The Regent’s School, Pattaya would like to acknowledge and thank Pan Pan Restaurant for the sponsorship of the Blind School team and enabling them to participate in the tournament, along with the generous sponsorship from The Makovetskiy Group, Amigo Pattaya Ltd 2011, First Step Construction and MAS An Ausgroup Company.

Thank you to all the teams who participated and the supporting families and spectators for such a wonderful day, we hope to see you all again next year for another fun football, community day!