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Jablonec got a goal from a regional championship team (Translation)

17 January 2011

 

The city stadium in Jablonec hosted an unusual soccer evening. Those who came were left in a state of wonderment. The Gambrinus team from the FK Baumit Jablonec league met soccer players from SK Camel Jablonec, who plays in the regional championship, and their sister team from Poland as part of a tournament, which took place thanks to the We Kick for Soccer project. SK Camel Jablonec fought for its place in this mini tournament, which is part of this unique project. Gambrinus organises unique soccer matches as part of this project. Thanks to their results on the field and the points received for volunteering, amateur sportsmen faced professionals from Jablonec. "It was an experience, it was fun, we really enjoyed it," a player from Camel, Ladislav Janků, explained enthusiastically.

The rules were that anybody goes after anybody and they played one 14-minute period. The goaltender saw in front of him a fast exchange of groups of five players, which was due to a fast and physically challenging game. FK Baumit Jablonec made two teams, which they named seniors and juniors. The seniors' team included for example Matěj Krajčík, Luboš Loučka, Karel Piták, David Lafata, Marek Jarolím. The goalie for the winner of the tournament was Michal Špit. "For us this is a very nice way to mix up our training, it's a lot better than jogging" Lafata said happily. "It's part of our preparation, we gave it our all," said Tomáš Pekhart, the biggest star of the juniors team from Jablonec, who missed first place by one goal, in explaining the approach of the Gambrinus league players.

A match between team members from Jablonec, which was the pinnacle of the entire tournament, ended with a 3-3 tie. The seniors secured first place with a higher count of goals in earlier matches. That did not change the fact that SK Camel Jablonec was able to get a goal past Michal Špit. Successful players from We Kick for Soccer worked hard, pushed themselves and totally gave it their all, only to in the end experience happiness from a scored goal. "It was great, but it all happened so fast. One can see that we are several leagues apart. The men played great, all fans must have loved it," captain of the Baumit Camel, Bohuslav Staněk, spoke highly of the tournament and of the matches with the players. "One can see that there is a big difference between us. It is great that our coach, Míra Pačes, entered us into the project," added his team member, Ladislav Janků. The team from the regional championship took third place thanks to a 5-1 win with the Polish Almar Szklarska Poreba team. Even player Tomáš Pekhart appreciated the accomplishment by Camel. "You can see that the boys know how to play soccer, they are good. The biggest difference was in physical endurance, but as far as the actual game went, they were really good." After such warm words, Camel could go for a beer. Gambrinus must have given them double the pleasure.

The Gambrinus project called We Kick for Soccer to which ČMFS (Football association of Czech Republic) contributed also, took off in 2010. And besides material support for the teams from the last game up to regional championships, it gives teams an opportunity to compete for exclusive experiences with teams from the Gambrinus league. Besides meeting the professionals, they can also win a training session with a coach from the Gambrinus league and other interesting prizes. Currently, there are 400 teams in 13 regions in the project.

Winners of the tournament:
1st place: FK Baumit Jablonec sen.
2nd place: FK Baumit Jablonec jr.
3rd place: SK Camel Jablonec
4th place: Almar Szklarska Poreba

Results from matches:
FK Baumit Jablonec jr. - SK Camel Jablonec 5-0
Almar Szklarska Poreba - FK Baumit Jablonec sen. 0-8
Almar Szklarska Poreba - FK Baumit Jablonec jr. 0-7
FK Baumit Jablonec sen. - SK Camel Jablonec 7-1
SK Camel Jablonec - Almar Szklarska Poreba 5-1
FK Baumit Jablonec sen. FK Baumit Jablonec jr. 3-3

For more information contact:

Jiří Rákosník
Senior Brand Manager Gambrinus
SABMiller - Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.
email: Jiri.Rakosnik@pilsner.sabmiller.com
Ph. no. : 724 618 577

Jiří Nikodým
Senior PR Manager
Concept One
email: jiri.nikodym@concept-one.cz
Ph. no. : 724 044 624

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [14/01/2011].

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