Shahjalal & Shahporan Village

Charity Champions Cup 2008

SSV Charity Champions Cup 2008 will be an 11-aside football tournament involving 32 teams from towns and cities across the United Kingdom. SSV Cup 2008 aims to bring Bangladeshi Footballers together to raise money for the purposes of constructing two villages in the Cyclone Sidr affected areas of Bangladesh. In addition, the project aims to bring a new and diverse angle to fundraising through sport in the Bangladeshi Community.

The tournament will be open to all ages, not restricted in terms of ethnic groups, and be held in accordance with Football Association guidelines.
The tournament will be open to 32 teams across the country.
Teams will be divided into 4 regional groups according to the region they come from:
  • Inner London,
  • Outer London,
  • Birmingham and
  • Oldham
All South East, London, Ipswich and other regions in the East of England can play in London. Birmingham will cover Midlands, Milton Keynes, Luton, Wales and other surrounding towns and cities. Oldham will cover Scotland, Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool and other surrounding towns and cities.
Winners from each region will play in the semi-finals and subsequently the final.
Teams will consist of a maximum of 20 players, each player contributing £50 to cover the £1000 entry donation. Teams can only use players from that pool of 20 players.
Each team will be required to make a donation of £1000 to enter the competition
Deadline by which applications are received is 5th of May 2008.
The launch date for the tournament is Easter May Bank Holiday [Monday, 5th May 2008] and the launch will be televised.

Regional Tournaments

The regional tournaments will be played on a knockout basis
Each regional tournament will consist of a minimum of 8 teams.
There will be 7 games in each regional tournament. 4 games at the start, 2 games in the semi-final and 1 game in the final
Regional tournaments may be finished in one day or over a weekend, depending on pitch availability, referees, etc.
Semi-Finals and Final
The regional winners will play in the semi-finals to be held in London. There will be a separate draw for the semi-finals
Semi-finalist teams will have television interviews
The final will be televised on Channel S.
The venue for the final will be in London. This will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
It will be a ticketed event and attended by high-profile guests.
There will be an Awards ceremony for finalists after the game

Preliminary Schedule

No Activity Dates
1 Tournament Launch Monday 5th May 2008
2 Regional Tournament Birmingham Sunday 25th May 2008
3 Regional Tournament Oldham Sunday 1st June 2008
4 Regional Tournament London 1 Sunday 8th June 2008
5 Regional Tournament London 2 Sunday 15th June 2008
6 Semi Finals Sunday 22nd June 2008


Muslim Aid,

Channel S Television,

Bangladesh Football Association UK.

The registration deadline is 5th of May, but places are filling up fast – enter now to avoid disappointment. If you require any further information regarding the tournament or sponsorship queries, or to register please get in touch with us on 020 7481 1222.