The 2019 DB4C Business Community Cup will take place on Friday 31st May at The Keepmoat Stadium and will once again be played under floodlights with an early evening kick-off of 6.45pm
Last year saw the first such event as the two teams, The Business All Stars and The Commercial Legends, competed for the trophy with players drawn from businesses across Doncaster and watched by hundreds of supporters.
In a new and exciting development the teams will be managed by two former Doncaster Rovers legends, Tim Ryan and Jan Budtz, and will involve two squads of 18 players who will contest the Cup over 90 minutes with penalties being the decider should the scores be level at full time.
Each player has enjoyed a truly professional footballer experience from training, under the guidance of coaches from Doncaster Rovers FC, which started at the end of February, to a unique transfer window through to a pre-match training game to be held at Doncaster Rovers Cantley Training Ground.
This year is also more than just a game for fans, with entertainment for the family with chance to Meet Donny Dog, a kids penalty shoot competition and also live music from local indie rock and roll band “The Outcharms” will be playing a setlist before kick off on the pitch.
After releasing latest single “Talk” they have thousands of monthly listeners and regular sell out venues wherever they play. When asked to be involved a spokesman for the band said, “It’s an honour to be able to support the Doncaster Business Community Cup and its associated charities.”
“Last year’s Doncaster Business Community Cup was a great success, hosted under the floodlights at Club Doncaster for the first time ever. We are delighted to again work in partnership with DB4C and to be able to offer the opportunity for local employers to support community causes by entering players into the match.”
SHANE Lockwood, group head of marketing and communications at Club Doncaster
DB4C Director and Trustee, Anthony Temperton added:
“This is a truly great event and a great partnership with Doncaster Rovers FC and Club Doncaster Foundation. Those who sign up will have the opportunity of playing in a competitive match at the stadium, being coached and managed by former football professionals and doing their bit for charity in the local community.”
“At DB4C we are not just about supporting local causes and charities, we are also about improving the health and wellbeing of business employers and their staff throughout the Doncaster area and this is an excellent example of our work.”
“Sponsorships and players spaces sold out very quickly this year and ticket sales have increased compared to last year. Proceeds this year going to the Doncaster Disabled Peoples Alliance and the Childrens Air Aumbalance based out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.”