Tour will take place 29th September to 5th October 2011 with top Liverpool Legends Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler invited to take part
Online PR News – 09-June-2011 – – 6 June 2011, BANGKOK – The Football Legends Tour – a week-long celebration of football in Thailand which culminates in two matches between the Liverpool Legends and Thailand Legends playing for the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Football Legends Charity Cup” – has re-scheduled the dates. The Tour will now take place 29th September to 5th October with the first match on Phuket on 2nd October and the final match in Bangkok on 5th October.
“The date change allows us to invite even more famous former Liverpool football stars to Thailand to play in the matches,” said Cris Rosenbergs, Director of North Scoreboard, owner and creator of the Football Legends concept. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for people in Thailand to see these stars up close and watch them in action, and we're very excited to be able to invite legends such as Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and many other top footballers to take part.”
The Liverpool Legends line-up is expected to read like a 'who's who' of Liverpool FC with invitations issued to John Barnes, Ian, Rush and even recently retired Sammi Hyppia and Vladimir Smicer as well as Patrick Berger, Steve McMannaman, and Robbie Fowler, to name just a few. They will be led by two-time European Cup winner Alan Kennedy, the Tour Manager, and will be up against an all-star Legends team from Thailand, including arguably two of the most famous footballers ever to play for their country; Piyapong Pue-on and Kiatisak Senamuang, also known as Zico.
“The line-up of players for both teams is looking very strong. The Legends concept has been well received with brisk ticket sales. We hope to make the Tour an annual event and aim to raise significant funds for our chosen local charity,” added Rosenbergs.
The eight day tour includes a series of events, public appearances and football clinics in Bangkok and Phuket, with the Tour raising funds for the Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation. More information on the Tour can be found at www.footballlegendstour.com.
“The Football Legends Tour is a great concept and I know the former Liverpool players are excited about coming to Thailand to play. I'm sure the two friendlies will be great spectator events and that we are able to support the local community and the Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation through this event is fantastic,” commented Alan Kennedy, Tour Manager and Liverpool Legend.
Playing for the inaugural Prime Minister's Football Legends Charity Cup – awarded to the aggregate winner from the two matches – kick off is in Phuket with gates open from 3pm on Sunday, 2nd October at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, and the second leg in Bangkok is 7pm on 5th October at the Supchalasai Stadium (at National Stadium BTS). Tickets are available from Total Reservation, call +66 (0) 2833 5555 or visit www.totalreservation.com, and from their outlets in Siam Paragon and Emporium, The Mall Group, as well as Home Pro outlets in Phuket.
Both friendlies will be aired live on TrueVisions TrueSport 2 channel as media broadcasting partner for the Tour.
Notes to editors:
About the Football Legends Tournament and North Scoreboard Co., Ltd.:
North Scoreboard Co., Ltd. has developed the Football Legends Tour in conjunction with partners such as Air Asia and True Visions. The 2011 events are sponsored by True Visions PLC, Thai Air Asia, Ministry of Defense and B-Quik. The objectives of the events are to a) raise funds for the Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation Charity, b); provide nationwide football development clinics and; c) contribute positively to the image of tourism in Thailand through tours and visits generated by the programs.
About North Scoreboard Co., Ltd. (Hospitality & Sports Marketing Division):
North Scoreboard Management Group is a specialist project manager for events, development, education and other opportunities for change management. The group supports charity and community activities through its enterprises focusing on hospitality and sports related ventures.
North Scoreboard is a special purpose marketing company established to create, manage and develop ongoing tour programs in the "Football Legends Tours" concept. North Scoreboard focuses on sports related marketing concepts that provide community based interactions at all levels of society. The intent of the Football Legends Tours concept is to engage communities throughout Thailand with international football, football clinics while creating opportunities to develop football skills, activities and corporate marketing platforms in CSR and consumer activation that benefit the community as well as the partner sponsors.