RIASA is excited to announce that following on from the success of last year’s RIASA Cup competition, this year, we will once again be hosting a challenging 3 team tournament at professional football club Bradford City’s 25,000+ capacity Valley Parade.
The format and running of the tournament will match last year’s in which two RIASA squads and one guest team will be competing to be crowned 2022 RIASA Cup winners.
To celebrate the success of last year’s tournament, we are promoting and announcing this year’s RIASA cup by releasing unseen behind the scenes’ footage from that perfect day when RIASA white’s battled their way through to the final to claim victory.
The guest team taking part in this year’s tournament against two RIASA teams is Street Work Soccer Academy in association with Manchester City (SWSA).
SWSA offers playing opportunities for youth players across Leeds, ranging from different ages, different backgrounds and different ability levels, their mission is to promote self-belief, self-belief, self-discipline and self-worth through football.
This year’s tournament is taking place on Saturday 30th April 2022 between the hours of 2:30-5:30 PM UK GMT. You can find rough timings along with the tournament format below:
2.30pm KO – RIASA 1 v RIASA 2
3.05pm KO – RIASA 1 v SWSA
3.40pm KO – RIASA 2 v SWSA
4.15pm KO – Final
The full tournament will be LIVE STREAMED on RIASA YouTube.
This opportunity not only highlights the uniqueness of the RIASA UK College Soccer Programme which is available to all aspiring international and UK based student-athletes, but being part of an Undergraduate or Postgraduate football programme here in Leeds, ensures you will always have the opportunity to experience elite football at it’s best both on and off the pitch thanks to a team of equally passionate coaching, recruitment and operational staff.
We’re sure that this year’s tournament will be packed with excitement, on and off the field. We welcome you to watch LIVE and support RIASA as we look to bring home this year’s cup!
As always, in preparation for this tournament, we will be sharing more exclusive content across our social media channels. Stay tuned for squad news, interviews and more.
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