The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-02-10T04:27:18Z Corporate soccer teams to kick goals for cyclone Yasi victims 2011-02-10T04:27:18Z corporate-soccer-teams-to-kick-goals-for-cyclone-yasi-victims Sydney, 10/2/2011: 64 corporate soccer teams participating in the 2011 International Chamber of Commerce World Cup in April-May will take on a dual challenge of scoring goals for World Cup glory and raising money for cyclone-affected communities in North Queensland. Event organiser Football Development Australia (FDA) is encouraging fundraising efforts before and during the Cup games in Sydney and Melbourne (dates) by creating a fundraising page for each of the participating corporate teams to donate to a charity of their choice. Teams are encouraged to start their fundraising efforts now, by sharing their web page details with their own networks. FDA will also donate $50 per each of the 64 team participating (more than $3000 in total) to the “Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation” and “Yasi Relief – Lifeline Australia”. Cormac Begley, FDA’s Director said: “We are aiming to create a bit of rivalry not only on the soccer field, but also in the fundraising stakes. The two most successful fundraising teams will be given a free entry to the 2012 International Chamber of Commerce World Cup, valued at $2310 each. “We find that many employers now encourage their staff’s participation in sporting events, as there is a well documented link between a fit workforce and the company’s financial success.” adds Begley. “Activities such as long distance running help employees become fitter, but with soccer there is that added element of teamwork – unless players communicate well, motivate each other and follow their leader, the team will not do well. Celebrating a goal together – it is a moment that energises the team and brings people together like no other sporting effort.” There is no doubt that players representing their company and a country of their choice in this event are passionate about soccer and keen to take home the FIFA World Cup trophy replica, but the added fundraising element allows their colleagues and friends to feel included, and show their support. In 2010, teams from some of Australia's largest corporates participated in the International Chamber of Commerce World Cup - Macquarie Bank, KPMG, HCF Insurance, American Express, Hyundai, Lindt, Qantas, APC, Sony Entertainment, SAP, Oracle and many others.To donate, go to www.everydayhero.com.au/event/footballdevelopmentaustraliaAbout the event:FDA has launched their niche football corporate networking events division in 2009. The annual international chamber of commerce world cup has grown to take place in Sydney and Melbourne and is now supported by the Swiss, Dutch, Japanese, Austrian and Brazilian chamber of commerce in Australia. Each team represents their company and a country of their choice, wearing a Nike or Adidas kit in the country colour. Winners in each city receive a FIFA World Cup trophy replica. About Football Development Australia:Football Development Australia (FDA) provides high quality junior soccer coaching programs in Sydney to football/soccer players aged 6-15. FDA runs school holiday football / soccer camps at The King’s School North Parramatta. Our long term, all year round programs include: FDA Academy for elite soccer players and Junior development program (JDP). Our coaching methods are based on the European youth soccer coaching methodology (France, Spain).FDA also runs successful team building and corporate networking events for corporate clients, for example the2011 International Chamber of Commerce World Cup, FDA Champions League, Corporate Beach soccer challenge and more. Corporate teams battle it out in a World Cup football challenge in Sydney 2010-05-24T08:48:51Z corporate-teams-battle-it-out-in-a-world-cup-football-challenge-in-sydney FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 24th May 2010 Football (soccer) teams from 32 of Australia’s top companies took to the field at Centennial Park, Sydney last Friday to compete for the 2010 International Chambers of Commerce World Cup Footballers from the corporate world had their shot at World Cup glory and the replica FIFA World Cup format produced plenty of great football and high drama for everyone over the course of the afternoon.The semi finals brought corporate heavy weights Macquarie Bank (Denmark), KPMG (Portugal), Lifespan Financial Planning (Brazil) and APC (USA) together with the Brazilian team winning the final in true “joga bonito” style. FDA Director Cormac Begley commented on the great spirit all of the participants shared over the afternoon: “The standard of football was excellent and more importantly even though the games were very competitive there was a great sense of Fair Play and camaraderie amongst all of the players and this contributed to a fantastic occasion.” Event information: http://www.footballdevelopment.com.au/cwc Mediaenquiries: Please contact Petra Markova on 02-9024 5122 or petra@footballdevelopment.com.au About FDA: Football Development Australia (FDA) is an Australian company based in Sydney. Our mission is to provide young footballers in Australia with a unique football education experience and assist them with achieving their goals, however ambitious they might be. FDA places a strong emphasis on the important human values associated with the game of football around the world and encourages a strong sense of respect, teamwork, friendship and fun. FDA cultivates relationships with major European football clubs and keeps up to date with the latest Football Development methodology and techniques. We draw on a wide range of international expertise to facilitate the development of our players and programs. Our focus is on bringing the best practice in grassroots development from overseas to Australia. For more information please go to: http://www.footballdevelopment.com.au Corporate football (soccer) teams in Sydney go in search of World Cup glory 2010-05-17T06:02:47Z corporate-football-soccer-teams-in-sydney-go-in-search-of-world-cup-glory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:17th May 2010 Corporate football(soccer)teams in Sydney go in search of World Cup glory The World Cup has already arrived for 32 corporate football teams who will switch their focus from the business world to the football field this Friday 21st of May at Centennial Park, Sydney in the hope of lifting the 2010 International Chambers of Commerce World Cup trophy.A host of top companies including Macquarie Bank, KPMG, Sony Entertainment, Qantas, Hyundai, AXA, Dimension Data and EA Sports all representing their selected World Cup countries will head to Centennial Park this Friday afternoon to play in an exciting pre-run of the World Cup proper in South Africa which is now only 25 days away.The teams have been training under the expert guidance of the event organisers Football Development Australia ahead of the tournament and it’s building up to be a very special day for all of the players, teams and supporters according to FDA Director Cormac Begley: “Excitement about the event is really spreading through corporate Sydney and the teams are motivated to do well for the company and country they are representing. We are aiming to turn the event into a much anticipated annual affair and shed light on the great work various international Chambers of commerce do in promoting trade between Australia & the rest of the World.” Head of the Swiss Australian Chamber of Commerce, Marcel Svatos, sees the event as an important business networking opportunity: “The event will be a fantastic business networking forum and the post event after party will offer everyone the chance to talk football and business.” Event information: http://www.footballdevelopment.com.au/cwc About FDA: Football Development Australia (FDA) is an Australian company based in Sydney. Our mission is to provide young footballers in Australia with a unique football education experience and assist them with achieving their goals, however ambitious they might be. FDA places a strong emphasis on the important human values associated with the game of football around the world and encourages a strong sense of respect, teamwork, friendship and fun. FDA cultivates relationships with major European football clubs and keeps up to date with the latest Football Development methodology and techniques. We draw on a wide range of international expertise to facilitate the development of our players and programs. Our focus is on bringing the best practice in grassroots development from overseas to Australia. For more information please go to: http://www.footballdevelopment.com.au