Soccer Six comes to Turf Moor

Tulisa (centre right) of the women's N-Dubz team celebrates winning the annual women's Soccer Six tournament
Tulisa (centre right) of the women's N-Dubz team celebrates winning the annual women's Soccer Six tournament

The Celebrity Soccer Six football tournament will take place at Burnley Football Club on Sunday, June 5th 2011, where stars from music, sport, TV, film and entertainment will descend on Turf Moor in a bid to be crowned champions of the most star studded celebrity sports event in the UK.

This prestigious event has previously been staged at Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, Acton Villa, Birmingham, Newcastle, West Ham, Reading and Leeds among others. Current champions are Jeff Brazier’s X Factor team, who saw off competition in the 2010 tournament from The Wanted, McFly, NDUBZ, Flawless, Omid Djalili and David Baddiel, Kid British, Soccer AM, The Hoosiers and the Sun, who had Lethal Bizzle, Tinchy Stryder and Olly Murs in the side.

NDUBZ’s Tulisa was on fire in the girls’ tournament and it was her team that lifted the girls’ trophy.

Burnley FC Commercial Director, Anthony Fairclough, SAID: “We are delighted to host such an event as the famous Soccer Six. Celebrity tournaments normally make their way to the likes of the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, but for the first time we have successfully won the bid and been accepted to host the event.

“We are confident this will be a fantastic, high profile tournament and something that we can offer to our fans and the region, which is great kudos not just for Burnley but the whole of East Lancashire”

Soccer Six CEO Mark Abery added: “Burnley Football Club has great history and traditions and we are grateful to everyone at the club that we are able to create our own little piece of Burnley history by bringing the event here for the first time.

“We look forward to the support of the region in making it a success!”

With over 150 celebrities in attendance, Soccer Six is the biggest six-a-side celebrity football tournament in the world and has been staged annually across the country since 1995.

Tickets for the James Hargreaves (lower tier) and Jimmy McIlroy (lower tier) are on sale now and are available from the Burnley Football Club Ticket Office in person, by phone on 0871 221 1914 and online at www.burnleyfc.com.

Ticket prices for the event are £12 adults, £8 children (U12).

Family tickets, priced at £40 (two adults and three children under 12) are available over the ticket office counter or via telephone on 0871 221 1914 (option 2).

Go to www.cup.uk.com for all the latest news and celebrity announcements. Follow twitter.com/SoccerSix and Facebook at ‘Cup Soccer Six’ for the chance to win exclusive prizes.