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Villa Park venue as fleet aims to give Motability a £12,000 boost

VILLA Park - the home of Premier League Aston Villa Football Club - is the venue for the 1999 5-A-Side Charity Challenge, sponsored by Fleet News, RAC and Royal & SunAlliance and in aid of Motability. To be held on Saturday, July 3, the Challenge is out to raise at least £12,000 for Motability's charitable fund.

Now in its third year - the event was first held in Manchester and last year at Arsenal Football Club - 40 teams from the fleet and motor manufacturing industries, each made up of a squad of up to eight players to allow for substitutes, are invited to register for the event. An entry fee of £300 per team includes a tour of Aston Villa Football Club.

Top prize for the outright winning team will be eight tickets to the England v Luxembourg, Euro 2000 qualifying game at Wembley on September 4.

The challenge for competing teams on July 3 is to beat the near £15,000 raised by the 1998 tournament. With 36 teams registered, nearly £10,000 went to Motability via entry fees, set at £275 last year.The team raising the most money through sales of 1999 Charity raffle tickets - or through other money-raising initiatives - will win a full hospitality, 20-seater box at Liverpool FC for one match in the 1999-2000 soccer season.

For registration forms - entry fees can be paid by company cheque or Visa card - and a full pack on the Challenge, contact tournament organiser Jo Foster, at the 1999 5-A-Side Charity Challenge, P O Box 306, Bristol BS99 5RY, or call the challenge hotline direct on 0117-951 1170.

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