Tennent’s Lager announce first ever T5’s tournament


t5logoWeekly 5-a-side games have been transformed across Scotland. No longer can tripping over the net or taking a ball to the face go unmissed, Tennent’s Lager has been recording it all. And it’s about to get better.

On the 28th November, Tennent’s Lager will host the first ever T5s tournament at Glasgow’s ProSoccer in Rouken Glen park. The tournament is open to teams of over 18s across the country and of any ability to compete to be crowned the coveted T5s Tournament Champions as well as getting involved in some fun challenges and a few surprises on the day.

The tournament will have guest commentary from an icon of Scottish football, Archie MacPherson. Archie has commented on some of Scotland’s most iconic football matches in recent history, and will be at Rouken Glen on the 28th November to crown the T5s champions.

The winning team will receive £500 worth of football equipment for their team, with each player from the winning and runners-up side receiving a case of Tennent’s Lager. The goal of the tournament will receive a golden boot trophy and a case of Tennent’s lager, whilst the best team name will receive a custom designed team logo printed onto a match ball.

Every participant will get a complimentary post-match pie and a pint.

T5s technology launched in February 2015 has taken the five-a-side world by storm, with over 24,000 videos uploaded and over 20m online views to date. T5s is live on 14 pitches across 5 centres in Scotland, with more planned over the coming months. It allows players to capture and upload the last 20 seconds of action by pushing one of the giant red buttons positioned on the sidelines. No need to wait until a Saturday night to see the highlights, the footage is uploaded to the T5’s app and www.T5s.tv.

T5’s most famous clip went viral after being viewed over 15m times worldwide. The clip even featured on the James Corden Late Late show in America.

Archie Macpherson said: “Throughout my career I’ve commentated on some of the biggest football games in Scotland, from cup finals, derby games to the European Cup. It’ll be great fun to see some of Scotland’s 5-a-side players compete for the first ever T5s tournament, and judging by the previous videos I’ve seen, there’s sure to be a few laughs throughout the day.”

Jordan McKenna at Tennent’s Lager added: “Since the launch of T5s in February, we’ve seen some amazing goals, and some even better blunders. The tournament will be a great coming together of those who have enjoyed the clips and fancy getting involved themselves. We’re hoping that we might even capture the next viral sensation.

“Tennent’s has always had its place in Scottish Football, so it’s great to bring together football fans and celebrate that relationship in a new way. The tournament is likely to fill up quickly so we urge teams to enter as soon as possible.”

Teams can sign up to compete via: www.t5s.tv/tournament

To find out more about T5, visit www.tennents.com/T5s.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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