First announced back in March and already underway, this post is a catchup of the news about it
Below are the news items from www.tigerstreetsoccer.com.au, in the order they appeared.
14 March 2012
Tiger Beer is putting a fresh spin to street soccer
With the goal of elevating the level of play and passion for soccer, the international beer brand announced today that it will be launching a Tiger Street Soccer competition in Sydney – culminating in a grand event and tournament at the Oversees Passenger Terminal on 30 June 2012.
With a unique street fenced pitch, no sidelines and a dynamic, continuous state of play, the game-changing tournament provides a refreshing platform for players to showcase their talent and at the same time, provide non-stop exciting action for spectators at what promises to be one of the most “creative” sporting events of the year.
The 16 teams competing in Tiger Street Soccer will be made up of consumer teams of aspiring footballers who will put themselves forward through www.tigerstreetsoccer.com.au and will also include teams submitted from the top participating Sydney Tiger bars who will pit their skills against each other in a bid to win the grand prize of competing in the international tournament held in Malaysia in August of this year.
The prestigious line-up of the day will see Tiger partnerships with Nike, Football Kits Online, Polaroid Eyewear, The Australian Association of Freestylers and the legendary soccer magazine FourFourTwo come alive. Tiger Translate street artists will be performing alongside DJ’s, freestylers and entertainers in an all encompassing day of real soccer delivered in cool Tiger style.
Look out for updates, team profiles and event related info on Tiger’s Facebook, facebook/tigerbeerAU Tiger
Street Soccer Format
The game comes on fast and furious in quick bursts of two five-minute halves with two minutes of half-time. To ensure the competition is packed with high-energy action, all games are played in a five-a-side format. The competition embodies Tiger beer’s key value of challenging the norms to create unforgettable and refreshing experiences for fans around the world, be it through their products or the events they create.
Grant Caunter, Marketing Manager for Tiger beer Australia elaborated, “ With a faster pace and constant play format, Tiger Street Soccer will make the sport more engaging and accessible by bringing ‘live’ action to the streets. We want fans to be able to play with the best around the world, have an unparalleled viewing experience and enjoy all that with world-acclaimed Tiger beer.”
The competition will kick off in Sydney on April 01 where aspiring soccer players can begin composing their winning teams to enter into the game. The 16 selected teams will be kitted out by no less than Nike and gain exposure through the FourFourTwo soccer magazine and website.
Besides being crowned the champions of Australian Street Soccer, (and being showered with delicious Tiger Beer!), the winning team will be whisked off on an all expenses paid trip to Kuala Lumpur to play against Tiger Asian winning teams broadcast live on ESPN the teams will be playing for a slice of the US$13000 prize pool.
29 March 2012
The qualifying tournaments for the Tiger Street Soccer Australian Finals will be held at KIKOFF – Sydney’s leading 5-a-side centres with four qualifying tournaments taking place throughout May.
The four qualifying tournaments will held at two of KIKOFF’s Sydney locations – two will take place at Harbord on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and two at Kensington in the Eastern Suburbs.
The Harbord tournaments will take place on Sunday May 13th and Sunday May 27th and the Kensington tournaments on Sunday May 6th and Sunday May 20th.
Teams can be entered for all four qualfying tournaments on a first come first served basis with a $200 entry fee for each team of seven players.
Or if you’re feeling lucky you can purchase a Tiger Beer from a participating outlet or venue and get your unique code to go in the draw for a free place in the qualifying Tournaments.
CLICK HERE to register your team, enter your code and go into the wildcard draw!
Places are limited to 16 teams per competition, of which eight are allocated for free entry.
The winner of each qualifier will earn a spot in the Australian Final at a special event at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, King Street Wharf, Sydney on June 30. The winning team from the Australian final will be flown to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September to take part in the Malaysian Finals for a chance to win part of USD $8,000 in prize money. All expenses including flights, Hotels and Meals are coverered by ESPN Star Sports.
For full details on how to enter your team click here.
The full rules for the tournament can be found here.
16 April 2012
Tiger Beer has today revealed the eight Sydney venues where lucky drinkers can win wildcard entry into the four qualifying tournaments for the inaugural Australian Tiger Street Soccer festival taking place in Sydney on June 30th.
Those interested in taking part need to head into one of these eight bars listed below and simply purchase a Tiger Beer – like you’d be drinking anything else?!
Make sure you get your flyer (shown below) with your unique code on it. Then simply head here to register your team and enter your unique code in the space provided and you and your mates could be on your way to the Australian finals where the winning team will be flown to Malaysia in September to represent Australia and be in with a chance of walking away with US$8,000 in prize money.
Make no mistake you’ll need to be on your game to make it to the Australian finals but your first step is as simple as buying a Tiger Beer from one of these seven participating venues in Sydney.
- The Rose Hotel, Chippendale, 2008 www.therosehotel.com.au
- The Haymarket Hotel, Haymarket, 2000 www.thehaymarkethotel.com.au
- Tea Gardens Hotel, Bondi Junction, 2022 www.teagardenshotel.com.au
- Observer Hotel, The Rocks, 2000 www.observerhotel.com.au
- Aurora Bar, Sydney CBD, 2000 www.aurorabar.com.au
- The Watershed Hotel, Darling Harbour, 2000 www.thewatershedhotel.com.au
- Bondi FM, Bondi Beach, 2026 www.bondifm.com.au
- Name This Bar, Darlinghurst, 2010 www.namethisbar.com.au
16 May 2012
The first Tiger Street Soccer qualifying tournament took place on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with Breakers confirming the first spot in the Australian final on June 30.
On a beautifully sunny autumn day in Harbord saw the players ready to go and the music pumping for an 11am start for the group stage, the results of which can found here. The top four teams from the group stage made up the semi-finalists which was when the action really kicked off.
SF1: Chelick United vs Los Galaticos
After Chelick beat Los Galaticos 2-1 in the first group game of the day they kicked off this semi-final strong favourites to progress but were held to a 1-1 draw in regular time by a determined Los Galaticos outfit. With the unique and exciting Tiger Street Rules in play it meant that extra time would be sudden death and that one player from each team be removed every minute until there is only 1v1 remaining. During the extra time in this game we saw the game reduced to 2v2 and Los Galaticos ended up victorious with Damian Christano scoring on a counter attack after a missed chance by Chelick United to give the underdogs victory.
SF2: Brazos FC vs Breakers
Following a heavy 4-0 loss to Brazos earlier in the day, the Breakers could be forgiven for having one eye on the post-match cold Tiger Beers before the start of the second semi-final. Nevertheless they regrouped and re-focussed to limit the scoring chances for Brazos sending a tight and tense game into sudden death extra time following a 0-0 draw. As in the first semi-final the extra time rules were in force and the game again ended with a reduced 2v2 format before the Breakers netted the winner with Grant Lynch netting scoring spectacularly from half way after his team mate intercepted the ball on a Brazos attack.
Final: Breakers vs Los Galaticos
The final saw two battling teams head to head and their safety-first tactics in the semi-finals would surface again seeing both teams play tight at the back. It was Breakers however that got the breakthrough with a first half goal to break the deadlock and see them enter the half time break in front by the narrowest of margins. The second half was a different story with chances galore for both sides and an outstanding performance from the Breakers keeper who managed to keep a string of shots out of the net early on in the second half. As the game was entering its final 15 seconds Los Galaticos finally broke Breakers resistance netting to bring the sides level. Once more the game heading into extra time but there was no repeat of the 2v2 battles both semi-finals reached as Nathan Amore scored in the first minute of extra time to win the game and confirm the Breakers as the first team to book their place in the Australian finals on June 30.
The whole day was played in great spirit and all the players enjoyed a cold Tiger Beer together to wish the Breakers well in the finals.
The Breakers line up is Oran Harden, Shane Watson, Kyle Cannon, Nathan Amore, Danny Beauchamp and Grant Lynch. They all used to play futsal for Breakers FC before disbanding last year. They currently all play outdoor football, mainly on the Northern Beaches for local clubs but Grant plays for Northern Tigers and Nathan for Sydney Uni.
Congratulations boys! We’ll see you at the OPT in June!
16 May 2012
The Pele Trick Star’s are football’s answer to the Harlem Globetrotters and they are holding a search for the 5th Trick Star Pro to join the new star-studded show team to compete at the Tiger Street Soccer final in Sydney.
As an extension of the hugely successful Trick Star Freestyle Football Show Team, which has performed over 300 shows, the newly created Street FootballTeam aim to play both ‘demonstration’ and ‘competition’ games against the best Australia and the world has to offer.
The team itself is led by Australia’s most famous Street Footballer ‘D10’ who is the star of FIFA Street and a Futsal Pro. He is backed up by fellow Trick Star Freestylers who also happen to be excellent footballers ‘Insane Kane’ the current Australia Freestyle Champion and ‘Big Red’ one of the past stars of Football Superstar and Sydney Uni captain. In goal is former UK Semi Pro & Trick Star boss & MC Harvs.
The search for the final team member will take place at a secret location in Sydney on Friday June 15 from 7pm and will take the form of a hardcore ‘Own the cage or go home‘ Panna Football Tournament (1 on 1 football in a cage) that will see the winner ‘Get paid to play on the Streets.’
You can register your interest now at www.trickstarfootball.com with a $10 entry fee payable on the night which also includes a free Tiger Beer.
The player that ‘Owns the Cage’ will go home with a Trick Star Pro contract that could see you traveling the world playing street football and also a $1,000 product prize pack from Pele Sports. Their first assignment will be to help the Pele Trick Star’s win the Tiger Street Soccer Tournament at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on Saturday June 30. The winning team will be flown all expenses paid to Malaysia to represent Australia!
You must be 18 years of age at the 30th June 2012 to enter this competition.
22 May 2012
Sunday May 20th saw the second round of the Tiger Street Soccer Qualifiers take place in south Sydney at KIKOFF Kensington. The weather was not going to be a repeat of last weekend’s sunshine at the Harbord qualifier but that did not stop the teams turning up for their chance to make the Australian Tiger Street Soccer final at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on June 30. The day began with four groups fighting for the easier run in in the knockout. With no studs allowed the drizzle was creating some problems with players sliding into the goal areas but teams quickly got to grips with the challenging conditions and pushed on to score 105 goals in three action-packed hours – entertaining stuff!
With two places up for grabs in the Australian Final the teams were split into two pools with places determined by their finishing positions in the group stage.
In Pool A the top seeds made their way into the semi-finals with Shakhtar Senseless edging out Dukla Prague 2-1 and Galatico beating Boom Boom FC 4-3 in a thrilling semi-final where Boom Boom FC hit the post 3 times in the final minute. With both finalists representing the UK there was no surprise that the heavens opened and the match was played in constant rain. Nevertheless both teams battled on in a very physical game but it was Shakhtar Senseless who came out on top with a 2-1 win in regular time.
In Pool B there were no surprises either with the top four seeds making the semi-finals and the two Group winners progressing to the final. Football Art Shake Da Net knocked out TTP 2-1 in a very close game and Rocks FC proved too much for The Jerk Store in the second semi-final running out 5-1 winners. The result was an all-Brazilian final with goals expected and delivered. Unfortunately for Football Art Shake Da Net it was the Rocks who scored 5 of the 6 goals and earned their place in the Australian Finals recording their second successive 5-1 victory to claim their spot in the Australian Final.
Congratulations to Rocks FC and Shakhtar Senseless who join last week’s winner Breakers FC in the main event on June 30. Three teams who will be fancying their chances for the main prize and the trip to Malaysia to compete in the Asian finals.