THE CHINESE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE CUP
The Chinese Community Challenge Cup was founded in 2009 by Alan Lau. It is a one-day tournament that pits some of London's best 5-a-side teams against each other to win the coveted Chinese Challenge Cup.
Initially, there were only 16 teams but it has since grown to a record 32 teams and 3 ladies teams.
In 2017, the tournament expanded outside of London and held the first ever tournament within Manchester, with all profits raised going to the Manchester Chinese Centre. In 2018 this grew to include Birmingham, with all profits raised going to the Birmingham Chinese Community Centre.
For more information, please visit www.ccccup.com; alternatively, email us at:
FRANK SOO DOCUMENTARY
Frank's story is not well known and one of the Foundation's biggest aims is to promote his story. There will be hundreds of people that played and worked with, and were coached by Frank; these are the stories that we need to tell.
Frank was born in 1914, so a lot of people his age or who played with him will, sadly, have passed on. We believe that there are untold stories out there but know that this may be limited in number or are not first hand accounts.
The funding we receive will allow us to search far and wide for these stories as well as record them for future generations to hear.
Frank is an important figure as the first non-white person to play for the England national football team and is a role model for people of an Asian background as there have been no Asian player in the England national team since him. It is important future generations hear his story and have someone to look up to.
THE FRANK SOO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUND
The Frank Soo Foundation are proud to be able to announce the formation of our new youth fund, The Frank Soo Youth Development Fund.
The Frank Soo Foundation are committed to the health and development of our youths. Our aim is to one day have an Asian youth follow Frank’s footsteps and play for the England national football team. We believe that this starts by giving youths access to the right equipment, support and a platform to express themselves through sport.
We strongly believe that the Youth Fund will go a long way to doing just that.
With the start-up of the youth fund, we are pleased to be able to announce that Wing Yip Supermarkets have generously donated £1000 to help us achieve our aims.
More details will be provided soon regarding how we will split the funds and our progress. However, in summary we will evenly split the money to our domestic partners, The London Chinese Community Centre, The Manchester Community Centre and the Birmingham Chinese Community Centre, and either start a youth sports program or help develop it further.
UNOFFICIAL WARTIME CAPS
We are currently working on getting Frank Soo's caps officially recognised by the FA. Frank played during World War II and as a result, none of his matches for England ever counted.
Football during wartime was a great way for people to come together and boost morale. It was helped support recruitment for the war effort and many professional footballers were service men as well.
We believe that it is important that these matches and players, not just Frank, should be recognised for the part they played in the war effort.
THE FRANK SOO COACHING PROGRAM
Frank had a successful career as a coach in Scandinavia and we'd like to support those who wish to develop their skills as a coach and in turn support their local community.
This program is currently in the initial planning stages, so more information will be released soon. However, if you're interested please contact us.