The 2016 Inter-commercial Futsal League organized by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, gets underway here this week. The competition is part of the Chamber’s healthy lifestyles for working persons program. It was launched last Monday March 7 at the Beausejour Indoor Sports Facility, where the matches will also be played. Futsal is actually a modified form of soccer, played with five players per-side on a smaller, typically indoor facility. One of the sponsors of this year’s event is Lucozade, an umbrella name for a series of energy and sports drinks that has grown extremely popular with athletes, sports men and women and persons who are simply about a healthy and energized lifestyle.
On match days, Peter & Company Distribution, distributors for Lucozade, will have available product sampling of the many different flavours of Lucozade. Additionally, the drink will be available to patrons at a special price on those days. According to Brand Manager for Lucozade Damian Francois, Peter & Company is quite pleased to be associated with the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture and the Inter-Commercial Futsal League Tournament. “We see this as a great partnership, recognizing the involvement of the hard workers of the various companies involved and being able to offer something as invigorating and revitalizing as Lucozade,” Francois says. The Futsal tournament will run for 4-6 weeks, four days weekly; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and kicks off this Wednesday March 16 from 6:30 pm with three games scheduled to be played.
This year’s tournament is expected to be bigger and better this time around, with more teams, more entertainment and a host of fun engagement activities. Teams have been divided into eight groups with four companies each. “At Lucozade part of our mantra is about seizing the moment and making it happen – being inspiring, positive and active, firm in the belief that whatever you do, do it with energy. And what better way to make this statement come alive than through our endorsement and sponsorship of the exciting game of Futsal and this year’s Inter-commercial league,” Francois says. Peter & Company Distribution and Lucozade encourages patrons to come out in large numbers to support the games.