Shakers hold successful inaugural Community Cup
The JD Stadium saw over 160 players from all over the country take part in The Community Cup Tournament on Sunday. The tournament was organised by Coppice Rangers FC and Nanu Miah. The main aim of the tournament was to bring all of our communities together. We want to encourage our local Asian community to join us on match days, as well encourage the younger players to become a part of football by joining at academy level.
There was a scout at the tournament who came to watch the communities' Middle Eastern players; giving the players the opportunity to be scouted for professional teams. There is a surprising lack of Asian players in the professional game, but there are some extremly talented players out there as we saw on Sunday.
Everybody involved played with a passion to win which made the tournament tough. It was nice to see some of our local Bury teams make it through to the final stages.
The tournament lasted the whole day, seeing 'Team Elite' take the Community Cup Trophy which was awarded by Bury's Councillor Tamoor Tariq and Oldham's Councillor Shoeb Aktar. The day was a huge success and we have had some really positive feedback from everyone who participated.
Cherrelle Slater, Account Manager, added ' It was an enjoyable day for everyone and even better to work with such a nice group of people. Nanu Miah and the team at Coppice Rangers did brilliantly to bring teams from all over the country to play in the tournament. The children were really happy to have the chance to play at the stadium and everyone enjoyed the traditional Eastern food which was served up throughout the day. We want to thank all the teams who took part and we look forward to an even bigger tournament next year'
http://www.jmsimage.com/Thank you to photographer Juel Miah Subhan for taking the pictures for the tournament