Now that Euro 2016 is but a distant memory (except for anyone from Wales!), Aldermore has announced registration is open to its brokers for its second annual five-a-side football tournament. The tournament will kick off at 10am on Wednesday 7th September 2016 at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s National Football Centre and home of England’s national teams in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Co-hosting the event will be ex-professional footballer, Alan Kennedy, who made over 500 appearances as a defender for Newcastle United, Liverpool, Sunderland and England. At the inaugural event in October 2015, 13 teams competed, consisting of 11 teams fielded by Aldermore’s introducer partners and two teams made up of Aldermore employees. The winning team from LDF was awarded the Adam Massen Memorial Cup, named after a member of Aldermore’s Asset Finance team who sadly passed away from a brain haemorrhage in 2014. The Cup will be awarded to the 2016 winners following this year’s tournament. Last year the tournament raised over £6,000 for Headway, the charity which promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides support and services to those suffering from brain injury, as well as their families and carers. Teams from Aldermore’s broker panel can register for the 2016 tournament by contacting Samantha Rogers at Aldermore on firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter, teams need to make a minimum donation of £700 to Headway. Teams can be a minimum of five players, maximum seven. Male and female players of all levels of ability are welcome but must be aged 18 or over. Andy Davies, Sales Director at LDF, said: “I’d encourage brokers and intermediaries from Aldermore’s panel to field a team this year. We enjoyed a great day at St. George’s Park. The event was a brilliant opportunity to get together with other fellow brokers whilst supporting a great charity in Headway. After not conceding a single goal in last year’s tournament, we look forward to defending our title this year.” Jon Maycock, Commercial Director, Asset Finance at Aldermore, said: “The tournament was launched last year in memory of Adam Massen, our colleague in Asset Finance and a huge football fan, who sadly passed away in 2014. “We had a fantastic fun day last year and there’s already a buzz of excitement from those who competed, so we expect places to be snapped up pretty quickly. That means if you want to field a team, you should register now! And who wouldn’t want to play at the home of our national teams? Once again, all the money raised will be donated to Headway, a charity which does fantastic work to support those who have suffered a brain injury.” **Ends** For further information, journalists can contact: Ian Burge, PR Manager Phone: 020 3553 4292 Mobile: 07767 794956 Email: Ian.Burge@aldermore.co.uk Notes to Editors: Aldermore Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals, who we believe are often poorly- or under-served by the wider market. Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its network of regional offices located around the UK. Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be. Established in 2009, Aldermore has grown significantly. At the end of March 2016, lending to customers stood at £6.5 billion and customer deposits totalled £6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.aldermore.co.uk. Aldermore Bank PLC is an operating entity of Aldermore Group PLC. In March 2015, Aldermore Group PLC’s shares (ALD.L) listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Aldermore Bank PLC is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.