Union Jack Cup returns to Broad Ripple July 29
INDIANAPOLIS — A celebration of the Indiana soccer scene is back.
The Union Jack Cup, a futsal tournament where local Indianapolis supporters’ groups of European clubs square off, will return to Broad Ripple on July 29. The tournament starts at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Keystone Parking Garage at the intersection of College Avenue and Westfield Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.
“When you have the likes of Jay Wetzel and the Union Jack staff working their asses off to support the local soccer community, the least we can do as patrons and supporters is throw them a futsal tournament,” said Napghanistan Casuals goalkeeper Brandon Evans. “We want to let everybody in Indianapolis and beyond know about not only the best ‘soccer bar,’ but the best bar in Indy.”
Drinks, snacks and prizes will be available at Union Jack Pub immediately following the conclusion of the tournament. The official after-party (21+) starts at 10 p.m. at Sam’s Silver Circle featuring live DJs and more prize giveaways.
Some of the groups participating in the five-on-five futsal tournament include: Slaughterhouse-19, Napghanistan Casuals, Manchester United Indianapolis, American Outlaws: Indianapolis, Queens Park Rangers Loyal Supporters of Indianapolis, Gelbe Wand BVB Indianapolis and OLSC Indianapolis. There will also be an Unaffiliated FC team for interested participants not aligned with a particular supporters’ group.
In addition to the tournament itself and other related festivities, the event offers plenty of opportunities to engage the community as well. Local charitable organizations will be on hand.
“As part of Slaughterhouse-19 and Union Jack’s commitment to help improve the city, multiple local non-profits will also have tents at the event,” states the Facebook event details.
The “blue kit”-wearing American Outlaws: Indianapolis squad took home the title in 2016 behind the expert guidance of venerable player/coach Frank Hall. The AO: Indy side will return this year in hopes of defending its futsal crown.
For more information on the third-annual Union Jack Cup or to inquire about participating, visit the event’s Facebook page.
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