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Games companies of the North gather for charity football tournament

The industry is being challenged to field it’s best players on the pitch in the first SpecialEffect Football Fives North East.

Taking place on the afternoon of Friday 6th October at Gateshead’s Powerleague the event will see companies from all sectors of the industry battling it out in five-a-side matches to take home the first tournament trophy.

Kindly sponsored by Radical Forge, Sumo Digital, Team17 and Coatsink there will be food and drink for every player as well as trophies including the esteemed ‘Player of the Match’. All of this will be taking place on SpecialEffect’s ‘One Special Day’ – the charity’s ‘flag day’ which sees companies from all over the world pitching in to raise funds for the life changing work they do every day.

As well as teams from the sponsors, Tanglewood Games, Double11, Behaviour North and Coatsink will be fielding their best players in a quest for (regional) football glory!

So please get involved, field a team, make a donation, send us a raffle prize – whatever you can do, so that this inaugural tournament goes off with a bang.

Team entry costs just £50/head for teams of seven and includes food, drink and trophies. For more details see the JustGiving page here or get drop Stephen Hey at Radical Forge a message

SpecialEffect is the chosen Charity Partner for Game Republic for its 20th Anniversary year. Throughout the rest of the year, attendees to our events have opportunities to donate. If you can’t participate in the football tournament but would still like to donate to the cause that helps more people of all abilities enjoy playing games you can donate here too.

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