On Sunday May 25th, Chelsea Football Club were presented with the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge, one of those occasions where their fans turn up. However, with much more excitement, I look forward to playing at the home of the Champions this Saturday, scene of the infamous ghost goal.
My colleagues and I will be representing Invesco in a 5 aside charity football tournament, organised by asset manager GAM, in aid of Regain. While it sounds more like a charity committed to making my hair grow back, Regain supports people who have become tetraplegic as a result of a sports or leisure injury, dedicated to helping them lead independent and fulfilling lives. Invesco are delighted to be contributing to a charity that makes such a difference to people’s lives.
While it will all be in aid of charity, there will be no shortage of competition on the day. The results of the official draw are below with two teams qualifying from each group. We’ve conducted some low key intel on our opponents and I am confident that we’ve a team that could go all the way, a mix of youth and experience.
Tactical preparations are being finalised, but we’ll be keeping it simple, in line with the mantra of the legendary Bill Shankly: “Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” Of course, the biggest challenge will be to keep everyone hydrated with just water on the Friday night in London!