The Royal British Legion Football Tournament

Entries are now open for The Royal British Legion charity football tournament.

  • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Community events, Special, Challenge,

The Legion’s Charity Football Tournament is back. For the third year running, teams of company employees will battle it out under the floodlights of Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. With more drama, glory and great prizes guaranteed, see below to enter your team today.

For a donation of £5,000, all of which will help fund the Legion’s Battle Back Centre, your company will receive:

  • Entry for a 6 a-side team, including a squad of 10 players and a manager
  • A Legion branded kit
  • Post-match food and drinks at the club’s hospitality suite
  • Use of the club’s Home and Away dressing rooms 
  • A chance to take home the winners’ trophy, or medals for the runners up
  • Free entry for the following year’s competition for the winning team
  • Your company logo and team line up on the big screen and LEDs
  • Awards and prizes for Best Dressed Manager, Best Goal Celebration, Best Team Goal and more
  • Professional team photos and post-match interviews
  • Access to food and drink for supporters
  • A goody bag from The Royal British Legion for every player.

The Battle Back Centre is an Army-led initiative which supports wounded, injured and sick Service personnel. Led by world-class coaching staff, the centre exists to help people achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or make a smooth transition into civilian life.

Email us at corporatepartnerships@britishlegion.org.uk to enter your team today!

Last year's tournament

In May 2018, 12 teams from M&S, Cadbury, Rolls Royce, Osborne, The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Royal British Legion and the Battle Back Centre went head-to-head at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge. The tournament raised over £40,000 for the Legion’s Battle Back Centre.

After tense qualifiers and semi-finals, M&S and Osborne found themselves walking out of the tunnel behind Premier League referee, Kevin Friend, to face off in the final. Osborne managed to chip one in, ending the match at 1-0. They went home with the trophy, along with a year’s worth of chocolate and their height in beer, as donated by Cadbury and Greene King.

"My boyhood dream of being a Premier League footballer came true"

Other prizes included Best Dressed Manager, for which there was stiff competition, Best Goal Celebration and Best Team Goal.

Alastiar McIntosh, playing for Cadbury FC, said: “My boyhood dream of being a Premier League footballer seemingly came true whilst playing in what was an extremely well organised tournament for a great cause. Thank you to The Royal British Legion for putting on such a great evening!”

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