Forever Manchester’s seventh annual 7-a-side charity football tournament, held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on Friday 24th March 2023, saw Auto Trader, coming out on top beating Zuto on penalties in the final.

Auto Trader entered three teams, but it was their Auto Trader Team #1 side that remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. They won three and drew one in the Group stages, beat Beever and Struthers 2-0 in Semi-Final before narrowly beating Zuto, on sudden-death penalties in the Final.

As well as raising £3,500 for Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester, the tournament provided businesses with the opportunity for staff to come together as a team as well as meeting, and networking, with other local businesses.

We would like to thank event sponsor Auto Trader, the three referees who oversaw the four group matches, semi-final and final, and also a special thank you to Oscar and FC United’s Academy Teams for stepping in at short notice, to take the place of two businesses who were unable to field a team.

But most importantly we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the organisations that took part.

  • Auto Trader (who entered 3 teams)
  • ATEC
  • Beever and Struthers
  • CDL
  • FC United Academy
  • ICA
  • J.W. Lees
  • MAP
  • Maxwell Bond
  • Oscar
  • OFR Consultants
  • Pixel Kicks
  • Zuto

The next Forever Football 7s Tournament is planned to take place on Friday 22nd March 2024, so anyone interested in taking part should email

Date added: 29th March 2023