NCAFC will this evening be taking part in an online FIFA 20 tournament, being contested in aid of charity, as the Coronavirus outbreak continues to impact all areas of society including professional sport.
Named the ‘Ultimate Quaran-Team’, 128 clubs have signed up to take part in the tournament – created by fellow Sky Bet League Two team Leyton Orient – including clubs from around Europe, America, Australia and Africa.
The initiative is one born out of the desire to bring clubs together during a time of unprecedented measures surrounding Covid-19, and so far has been a great success.
Newport-born Tyler Phillips (second from right, above) will be representing NCAFC, a member of Gareth Bale's E-Sports Team Elleven Sports, which finished second in the most recent FIFA e-Club World Cup, and he can't wait to get started:
"I can't wait for the match and to hopefully put on a good performance representing County." Tyler said after it was confirmed he would be representing the Exiles for this competition.
"Hopefully we can get as many supporters watching as possible, I'll be sure to try and put in the best performance I possibly can so we can get through to the next round! Amber Army!"
The Exiles are competing in Europe once again as we face Dutch opponents Fortuna Sittard, with the entire match available to watch for FREE via www.twitch.tv/TyyFIFA from 7pm this evening.
A Force For Good
Through a JustGiving page, which you can find here, Leyton Orient are looking to raise money for the following reasons:
Firstly, for vital funding for EFL clubs who are going to have massive financial struggles (as of course will many industries across the world) during this time of fixture postponement.
With no matchday income for the foreseeable future football clubs are struggling and things may get worse.
If this cause can play a small way for clubs going during an unprecedented time, then it would be an amazing force for good. 75% of money raised will be given to the EFL within 28 days.
Secondly, the remaining 25% will be split between for two very worthy causes. One is the EFL’s chosen charity ‘MIND’ (219830), and secondly in funding the all-important COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by WHO.
NCAFC are proud to support the initiatives above, we can't wait for the tournament to get underway this evening!
As well as the match being livestreamed for FREE on video game-screening platform Twitch we will also be covering the main events of the match on all of our social media channels, as if it was a regular match! Follow our Twitter account now by clicking here.
Follow NCAFC's FIFA representative on Twitter here, Instagram here, and make sure you watch this evening's match on Twitch by clicking HERE.