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UK travellers enjoying Barbados holidays this May will get to see England's football team in action

  • 17-May-12 15:46
  • Barbados
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Football fanatics will be pleased to know that they have the unique opportunity to see the legends from some of England's best loved football teams in action at the Barbados British Airways Football Legends Invitational this May. Legends from teams like Manchester United and Chelsea will compete at the event which will take place from the 26th and 27th May 2012. What better excuse for footy fans to book those Barbados holidays they have been dreaming of?

UK travellers enjoying Barbados holidays this May will get to see England's football team in action

Barbados will host the second annual Barbados British Airways Football Legends Invitational from the 26th to the 27th May 20122. This event is the perfect excuse for footy-loving travellers to head over to the sunny Caribbean for a relaxing Barbados holiday experience with added football fun.

The event is set to take place at Barbados’ beautiful Kensington Oval where spectators will have the unique opportunity to see legendary players representing some of England’s most loved football teams vie for the trophy.

The eight six-a-side teams include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur. Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers as well as a Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) all-star team. Alan Shearer, the former Newcastle and England Captain expressed his excitement stating, “Last year was fantastic - great football and wonderful hospitality. All the lads are really looking forward to returning to Barbados this year and we can promise an entertaining couple of days for everyone who turns out again to support the tournament”.

 Alan Shearer in Barbados
Image by: worldtraveller5, on Flickr

Tourism authorities will be hoping that this year’s event will match the fun and excitement of the 2011 Football Legends Invitational which saw Manchester United take home the trophy. The Barbados Tourism Authority are optimistic that they will once again be able to entice UK holidaymakers book their holidays in Barbados and not only witness football legends live in action but experience all that Barbados has to offer as leading Caribbean holiday destination.

Vice president of UK marketing and sales, Petra Roach stated, “Last year it made me so proud to see our stunning Kensington Oval filled with my fellow Barbadians and British fans, families and holidaymakers all cheering on their favourite team. The fact that so many of them are coming back to play once again goes a long way to show what a fantastic tournament and a fabulous time everyone had in Barbados”

 Barbados Beaches
Image by: Dan Pope, on Flickr

British Airways, one of the leading providers of flights to the Caribbean region and sponsor of the Football Legends Invitational, took the opportunity to underscore their commitment to the region. Spokesperson for British Airways, Colm Lacy stated. “We are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of the Barbados British Airways Football Legends Invitational. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and this year is set to be even better. The Caribbean is a very important destination for British Airways and we have a long and proud history of serving the region”.

Travellers enjoying Barbados holidays at the end of May will be pleased to know that they will be able to attend the British Airways Football Legends Invitational for the bargain price of just £10 per person.

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