All Star Events present the Inner City Schools Football Tournament 2019, a tournament for Lothian Primary Schools. All Star Events is hosting the 1st Inner City schools football tournament at Oriam on Tuesday 21st May 2019, from 10am until 2pm. The event organisers are a group of Edinburgh College Year 2 HND Students. The four-strong team at All Star Events are passionate about bringing children together in sport and could think of no better event to organise than a school’s football tournament.
Event team manager Andrew Fraser said,
“We are delighted to be using Oriam’s indoor 3G pitches for soccer 7’s school teams for this upcoming tournament. This was an event that we have wanted to do for some time allowing all levels of Primary School teams a chance to play at these facilities in the friendship of sport. On conducting research it was apparent that very few primary school football teams had either a league, cup or any competitions they could feasibly enter”
Sixteen school teams from all over the Lothian’s will face each other on Tuesday 21st May at The Oriam in Edinburgh. During the tournament there will be two Cups available based on school team abilities allowing all levels of teams to participate. The winning teams will receive a trophy and all players will take home a participation medal.
This event has partnered with “Sporting Start” which is a charity that enables young people in Edinburgh and the Lothian’s to experience and enjoy sport. They help individuals and groups who face financial or other barriers which limit their opportunity to access or participate in sport. They aim to provide funding support to help with, for example, coaching, courses, events, facilities and sports equipment.
Sporting Start was founded in memory of Martin Macari, an inspirational and talented sportsman whose life was cut short by cancer aged 47. A passionate advocate for the power and joy of sport, Martin was a role model who led by example as player, coach and leader across multiple sports.
As a father, one of Martin’s greatest hopes for his children was that they developed a love of sport from an early age and thrived from the many ways sport would enrich their lives. He strongly believed that every young person should be given this opportunity
“On searching through sporting charities for this tournament the team came across Sporting Start. A charity that was unknown to us it was discovered that both the team at All Star Events and Sporting Start shared the same ethos in regards to Youth Sport in the Lothian’s and we are delighted we have partnered for this tournament”
The tournament has also received sponsorship from Football Nation providing event tracksuits, Bala Sports proving Fairtrade Match Balls, Scotmid and various other local businesses to allow this event to be a lasting experience for those pupils involved. The event is also hosting a Fairtrade Fruit and Water stand allowing all participants to enjoy this throughout the tournament.
“It is hoped that the success of this tournament will allow it to become an annual event allowing more schools to be part of a Footballing experience for their pupils”
There are a limited number of spaces still available to primary schools and if you would like further details, or wish your school to participate, please contact the organisers on firstname.lastname@example.org or directly on 0131 297 9625.