The annual Forever Manchester Charity Football 7s Tournament, kindly sponsored by Auto Trader, will take place on Friday 23rd March 2018 on the 3G Community Pitch at FC United of Manchester’s, Broadhurst Park in Moston, North Manchester.

The 7-a-side charity football tournament will see 15 teams competing against each other in the format of three leagues of five teams, followed by semi-finals and final. The tournament is open for male, female and mixed teams (minimum age of 16). Each team must have a squad of a minimum of seven players, however companies or groups can enter more than one team.

As well as helping to raise money for local community projects, the tournament provides businesses with the opportunity for staff to come together as a team as well as meeting, and networking, with other local businesses.


This year’s tournament has raised £2,600 for Forever Manchester


Friday 23rd March 6pm-9pm
(followed by post-match social including food and awards)

FC United of Manchester – 3G Pitch
Broadhurst Park,
310 Lightbowne Road, Moston,
Manchester, M40 0FJ

Post-Match social at:
The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
35 Teddington Road, Moston, M40 0DJ

Auto Trader kindly sponsor the Forever Manchester Football 7s Tournament

We would like to say a huge thank you to Auto Trader for kindly sponsoring the Football 7s Tournament, helping to cover the costs of tournament ensuring that all money received from the teams taking part goes to support community activity across Greater Manchester. Not only are Auto Trader sponsoring the tournament they are also entering two teams.

Christos Tsaprounis, People Lead – Resourcing & Development, at Auto Trader said “At Auto Trader we believe that sports play a vital role in the community by giving a chance for people to socialise and build strong relationships as well as encouraging a more active lifestyle.”

With headquarters in central Manchester, Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster.

About the Tournament

The full-sized floodlit 3G pitch will be divided into three pitches playing across the width of the pitch. Each match will be refereed by an independent qualified referee.

Each match will last 10 minutes and every team will be guaranteed to play a minimum of four matches. Matches will begin at 6pm, so players are encouraged to get to the ground in good time (from 5pm).

There is free car parking available, as well as access to the changing and shower facilities.

Rules of the match together with advice on suitable footwear, will be communicated prior to the tournament. We recommend that players in a team all wear the same coloured shirts. Coloured bibs will be provided if there is a clash of colours.


The Group stages will kick-off at 6pm, with each match lasting 10 minutes, with a short break in between matches. The group stages will end at approximately 8pm, and will be followed by two Semi-Finals and a Final

Group A

AutoTrader #1 1-0 Kenworthy’s Chambers
Oscar Technology 0-4 MediaCom
Digitl. 0-0 AutoTrader #1
Kenworthy’s Chambers 0-1 Oscar Technology
MediaCom 0-1 Digitl.
AutoTrader #1 0-1 Oscar Technology
Digitl. 2-0 Kenworthy’s Chambers
AutoTrader #1 0-2 MediaCom
Oscar Technology 0-1 Digitl.
Kenworthy’s Chambers 0-1 MediaCom

Digtl were group winners on 10 points

MediaCom were best running up of the tourment on 9pts and superior goal difference.


Group B

Nothing But Epic 1-0 Beauty Bay
AT Engine Controls Ltd 2-1 Tunafish
AutoTrader #2 3-0 Nothing But Epic
Beauty Bay 0-2 AT Engine Controls Ltd
Tunafish 0-5 AutoTrader #2
Nothing But Epic 0-1 AT Engine Controls Ltd
AutoTrader #2 2-0 Beauty Bay
Nothing But Epic 0-1 Tunafish
AT Engine Controls Ltd 0-1 AutoTrader #2
Beauty Bay 1-0 Tunafish

Autotrader #2 were group winners on 12 points.

ATEC finished second on 9 points.

Group C

Brother UK 1-2 Beever and Struthers
My Accountancy Place 3-0 Bennett Verby Limited
Convergys 0-1 Brother UK
Beever and Struthers 0-3 My Accountancy Place
Bennett Verby Limited 1-0 Convergys
Brother UK 1-0 My Accountancy Place
Convergys 2-0 Beever and Struthers
Brother UK 2-0 Bennett Verby Limited
My Accountancy Place 1-1 Convergys
Beever and Struthers 0-0 Bennett Verby Limited

Brother UK were group winners on 9 points

My Accountancy Place finishes runners up on 7 points.


Digtl 1-0 Brother UK

MediaCom 0-0 Autotrader #2

(Autotrader #2 won on penalties)


Digtl 0-3 Autotrader #2


Take a look at some aerial footage of the 3G pitch (seen opposite to the main entrance of FC United’s ground):