3 AUGUST 2023: New men’s and women’s champions were crowned in the TNT Sports Pub Cup on Saturday after an action-packed day at St George’s Park. The Home of English football also played host to a high-scoring charity match between a Pub Trade team and a side representing TNT Sports, which raised an amazing £2,750 for the LTC!

Hundreds of teams entered the TNT Sports Pub Cup, with 16 finalists playing on the day in the men’s and women’s competition after winning a place at regional heats in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Newcastle.

Alasdair Collis, director of commercial customers at TNT Sports said: “The TNT Sports Pub Cup is an exceptional way of celebrating the vital link between pubs and their communities. This year we were delighted to be able to use the world class facilities at St George’s Park for a charity game to raise funds and awareness for the Licensed Trade Charity at a time when many people need support more than ever before. Congratulations to all of those who took part in the charity game and the tournament itself, especially our champions for this year, The Mauretania and The Moline Cross.”

The charity match saw the TNT Sports team emerge victorious after a convincing 9-2 win over a Pub Trade Select team, which included representatives from Punch Pubs and Marston’s alongside licensees, trade media and suppliers. Former England international goalkeepers David James and Siobhan Chamberlain, along with defender Phil Jagielka, helped to coach the two sides in the charity match. With £250 being donated to the LTC for every goal scored!

David James, former England international goalkeeper, commented: “I’ve always loved grassroots football. The standard of play was exceptional, with some performances that could rival the very top level.”

Our Head of Marketing, Paula Smith added: “We’re delighted that TNT Sports chose to support the Licensed Trade Charity. Every goal scored in the charity match will raise vital funds to help us provide emotional support, specialist guidance or a financial grant to people in the drinks business confronted with challenging times, so we were cheering every goal that went in!”

A massive thank you to TNT Sports for hosting a wonderful event and choosing us to be their charity partner.