2020 will be the fifth year that we run our annual 5-a-side charity Football Tournament in memory of Dan “The Legend” Fletcher, who sadly passed away in 2016.
Each year the event is organised by our Head of Accountancy & Finance, Ryan Jaiswal, Rob Carmichael (Senior Marketing Manager at Vision Express) and Luke King (Finance Manager at Vision Express); as well as the support from many other colleagues across Distinct and Dan’s former company, Vision Express. Commenting on the tournament, Ryan said:
“Dan was the most fun-loving guy and initially, we really wanted to honour him in a way that he would have wanted and would have enjoyed himself. So far, we have raised a tremendous amount of money and each year the tournament has gotten bigger and better which is something we really want to continue, not just for the players but for the people who come to watch and support. For Distinct, we have the resource to bring together different local companies and everybody really enjoys the friendly competition for such an amazing cause.”
The good natured and competitive tournament has always taken place in July at Nottingham’s Powerleague pitches. With a minimum of 25 competing, each team gets to play at least four games in the groups, with the potential to progress to the knockout phase. In the past we’ve been lucky enough to partner with the incredible Hunger Foods for players and supporters to purchase from – we recommend the Brazilian chicken!
Dan was a big supporter of the Teenage Cancer Trust, having beaten cancer twice in his life previously, and all money raised for the event is donated to this fantastic charity. Stay tuned for the 2020 tournament date. The fee to enter the tournament is just £10 per player, there are no limitations on who can enter the tournament or how many teams from each company.
If you would like to donate to the event and support the Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit Dan Fletcher’s memorial page
For more information on this event, please contact Ryan.< Back to Events