Number 02 - Musica Copa
On Friday 5th February, over 400 players and spectators rocked up to the KIKOFF Soccer Centre in Marrickville to participate in the music industry’s annual charity 5-a-side football tournament, Musica Copa.
Musica Copa is a joint venture between UNDR Ctrl and Purple Sneakers and February's event was our third charity tournament, with 20 music businesses/teams competing for the Championship trophy and funds for their nominated charities.
With excitement levels at an all-time high, pitch side speculation quickly spread as a number of newly elected teams were making a strong claim for the title after impressive group stage victories. The Sweat It Out x Maker Agency team set out to win an unprecedented hat trick of tournament victories but fell short in the knock out rounds. In the most closely contested final ever, the projects* snatched victory from Lucky Ent. in a dramatic final 90 seconds, overturning a 1-2 score into a 3-2 championship winning grand final victory. Wild celebrations ensued and a cheque for $7000 was presented to the team and their nominated charity Project Future.
Runner up Lucky Ent. walked away with a cheque for $5000 for their charity The Reach Foundation and MTV claimed 3rd Place for the second year in a row, beating an improved Audiopaxx team in the 3rd/4th play off and winning $2000 for Ted Noff’s Foundation.
Thanks to team registrations, sponsorship and VIP door donations this year’s footy fundraiser generated an unbelievable $16,500 for charity. The remaining $2500 will be divided equally between the other quarter finalists, with Audiopaxx, UNDR Ctrl, Universal Music, Ministry of Sound x Mustard Music and Sweat It Out x Maker Agency each receiving $500 for their charities.
We can't wait to return to the soccer field on Friday 2nd December 2016 for the second Musica Copa tournament of the year and re-establishing our partnership with EMC (Electronic Music Conference).
Look out for the full Musica Copa announcement a little later in the year, but for now remind yourself of all the action from February's tournament, plus out that amazing "official draw" video from The Meeting Tree...