Star-studded cast to play at inaugural Glam Foot competition

Manchester United's Anthony Martial playing against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League

Anthony Martial, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Franck Kessié, André Ayew and Éric Bailly will all participate in the first edition of the Glam Foot five-a-side tournament, which will take place in Cap d’Ail next week. 

The season may only just have concluded, but some of the most recognisable players in the game will descend on the Principality to maintain their fitness levels during the off-season.

The Glam Foot five-a-side tournament, to be hosted at the Espace Saint Antoine on Tuesday 27th June, has been co-organised by Martial, the honorary president of Glam Foot, and the ubiquitous sporting figure of Louis Ducruet, the president of the Barbagiuans of Monaco.

Martial, a former AS Monaco forward who now leads the line for Manchester United, has devoted himself to numerous charitable projects over the years, and the inaugural Glam Foot event marks a continuation of that work. The four teams featured at the tournament will each represent a different association, helping raise money for several charitable causes.

Mobilising fanbases

“Ideally, I’d prefer to live in a world where everything goes well everywhere and for everyone. But that’s not the case, and that’s why associations are necessary. You have to help them, and as long as they need me, I’ll be there,” says Martial.

The Barbagiuans, Glam Foot, JPK Healthcare and Or Bleu associations will all fight to win the competition in the name of their respective charitable causes, but the funds raised during the course of the tournament will be split equally between the various associations.

The event will also utilise social media influencers to mobilise their fan bases to support their respective causes. Sisik, who has 334,000 followers on Instagram, will represent the Or Bleu association, and whilst he feels “honoured to play with the stars of world football”, he remains focused on the core objective.

“Taking part in this kind of sporting event is bound to help raise the profile of the fight we are leading. It’s a real opportunity,” he says.

To see the stars in action, many of whom currently play for top clubs around Europe, fans just need to turn up on the day. There is no pre-event ticketing so keen fans are advised to turn up at around 12.30pm to ensure access to and a seat at the Espace Saint Antoine, which is found just over the French border in the town of Cap d’Ail. Naturally, there will be limited places available.



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Photo credit: Dimitri Galoubavich