Held at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, the event proved to be a day to remember for the throng of fascinated spectators on-hand. Already a massive hit in Asia and televised globally on ESPN, the new, game-changing tournament introduced to Sydney a whole new spin on The World Game.
Incorporating a five player-a-side formation with the combatants playing inside a unique street fenced pitch with no sidelines, the contests produced a dynamic, continuous state of play with two five-minute halves and a two minute halftime interval. It marked the first time such a tournament had been witnessed in Australia.
As the winners of the Australian Tiger Street Soccer tournament, Street Vipers will be whisked off on an all expenses paid trip to Kuala Lumpur to play against Tiger Street Soccer’s Asian winning teams, to be broadcasted live on ESPN where the teams will be playing for a slice of the US$13, 000 prize pool.
Street Viper’s Captain – Lachlan Wright said he was ecstatic about winning the first ever Australian Tiger Street Soccer Championships. “From the very first day we heard that Tiger Street Soccer was making its way to Australia we knew we had to be part of the occasion. To be crowned winners is something else!” he said.
The final intensified into a true battle of will and skill whilst the hundreds of onlookers watched in anticipation as the game ended in a draw. This then went into overtime, whereby the Street Vipers took lead of the field and beat out team who name themselves Unexpected in true football style.
In addition, throughout the day visitors were also treated to live DJs sets from Matt Migz, Fingertips, Dee Flat, Ltl Gzs & Hybrid Forms as a backdrop to the football action, while Tiger Street artists Beastman, Numskull, Thomas Jackson & Roach created live art works and others demonstrated Capoeira, Samba, Breakdancing and freestyle football demonstrations.
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