Roar host annual Corporate Cup day

Almost 300 players filled the fields of Ballymore Stadium yesterday as Brisbane Roar hosted their annual Corporate Cup 6 a-side tournament which, this year, celebrated the launch of the club’s new Indigenous Employment Program with official partner Mission Australia.

Almost 300 players filled the fields of Ballymore Stadium yesterday as Brisbane Roar hosted their annual Corporate Cup 6 a-side tournament which, this year, celebrated the launch of the club-s new Indigenous Employment Program with official partner Mission Australia.

An impressive line up of corporate hot shots (see list below) from all over Brisbane battled it out alongside the club-s major sponsors The Coffee Club, Parmalat and Brisbane Airport Corporation.

It wasn-t just the club-s corporate partners who took the field though with Brisbane Roar players Besart Berisha, Mitch Nichols, Massimo Murdocca, Matt Smith, Thomas Broich and Shane Stefanutto stepping out of their comfort zones and adopting a whistle to referee the first round of fixtures.

Goalkeeping duo Michael Theoklitos and Andrew Redmayne were called upon later in the day in the highly anticipated penalty shootout, pulling off saves to help determine the final two teams in the quarter finals.

Fifty five games took place across the afternoons amongst the teams who represented 24 Asian Football Confederation nations, culminating in the grand final where Sri Lanka (Luxury Paints) edged out Bangladesh (Sicame) 3-2.

The event was hosted by Seven-s Ben Davis who also took the field in green and gold for Mission Australia.

Teams: Australia (Mission Australia) United Arab Emirates (Parmalat) Indonesia (Brisbane Airport Corporation) New Zealand (Westpac) Sri Lanka (Luxury Paints) India (CUB) Qatar (Deloitte) Saudi Arabia (Savills) Uzbekistan (Global Auctioneers) Japan (Vincents) South Korea (URS) Bangladesh (Sicame) China (The Coffee Club) Nepal (Bank of Queensland) Pakistan (Vale) Thailand (NAB) Vietnam (Brisbane Roar) Yemen (First Commercial) Maldives (MLC) Cambodia (Norton Rose) Singapore (Redchip) Malaysia (Colour Synergy) Iran (Rail Hub) Philippines (World Travel)