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World Cup registration opens for building services teams

The first ever Building Services World Cup is now welcoming registrations.

The international football tournament is open to building services engineering and built environment professionals and will take place on Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21.

The deadline for registration is May 29, but there is a limit on the number of teams which can enter.

The tournament is registered with the English Football Association and Engineering Sport Ltd has been set up to manage the event with the help of Liverpool City Council, Liverpool County FA, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and all other partners.

Competition matches will take place at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool FA venues, on quality competition standard grass pitches.

All games will be 11 aside. It is anticipated that game duration will be 60 minutes over two halves. Semi finals and finals may be over 80 minutes.

The tournament draw will take place on the 17 June 2009. Further details will be announced shortly.

A competition spokesman said: “The competitions vision is to raise the profile of engineering, to celebrate our industry achievements through sport and 1st class sporting facilities, create a worldwide networking opportunity, develop team building and leadership development and generate industry marketing opportunities.”

The tournament will support the Everyman Campaign – which funds research into fighting male cancer. £100 from each team registration will be donated to Everyman and a charity night will be held on Saturday June 20 in support of the charity.

For more information go to the Building Services World Cup website.