THE organisers of this year’s Jeff Power Memorial Soccer Tournament say it promises to be the biggest to date
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the tournament, which will take place at Portland Park on Saturday, August 9.
The 7-a-side tournament, is being held in memory of Jeff Power, 24, who along with his friend Paul Considine,22, was killed in a road accident while on his way to work in Portlaoise in April 2010.
Huge crowds have attended the event since 2010 and so far almost €30,000 has been raised for the Share a Dream Foundation.
“This could never be achieved without all the dedication from all the sponsors and teams who are involved. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and teams that took part as this would not be possible without them,” said Jeff Power’s father Junior.
“As this is the 5th year, it’s very special as we never thought the tournament would become such a massive event. This year we will have lots of entertainment on the day and night to ensure another successful year,” he added.
The tournament will run in a similar format to the World Cup which gets underway in Brazil tomorrow.
32 teams will take part and the competition will begin with round-robin group matches before progressing to the knockout stage.
Each team will be allowed field seven players and up to three substitutes.
The entry team is €60 per team, and is based on first come first served
To register a team contact Jeff Power’s cousin Mark Blake at 087 9050577.