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Tuesday 7 May Updated Thursday 19 February

SBOBET UK Asian Community Cup

West Ham United will play host to the SBOBET 2013 UK Asian Community Cup press conference and draw today from 5.30pm at the Boleyn Ground.

Now in its tenth year, the SBOBET UK Asian Community Cup is an annual football festival organised by London Tigers, an award-winning organisation working London-wise to provide sporting and life opportunities for disadvantaged communities.

The tournament is being sponsored by the Club's principal partners SBOBET, the world's leading Asian handicap specialist bookmakers, and supported by The Canary Wharf Group.

The festival creates a pathway for Asians towards mainstream football and provides a platform for amateur Asian teams to showcase their talents. At the same time, the festival also aims to help kick racism out of football, with up to four non-Asian players allowed on the field of play in each team. Players from countries as wide-ranging as Bangladesh, Brazil and Bulgaria have taken part in previous tournaments.

The preliminary rounds of the SBOBET 2013 UK Asian Community Cup will be held at Rush Green over the weekend of 18 and 19 May 2013.

There, more than 300 players are set to turn out for 16 teams during the group stages on the Saturday, with quarter-finals and semi-finals to be held on the Sunday. Supporters are welcome to attend, with admission free of charge.

Hammers first teamer Emanuel Pogatetz attended the draw for the competition, which was marked by a press conference at the Boleyn Ground on 7 May.

The final will be staged at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday 12 June 2013, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

For more information about the SBOBET 2013 UK Asian Community Cup, call 020 7289 3395, email info@londontigers.org or visit www.londontigers.org

Picture by AZimages

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