Hashtag United take trophy at the third annual 'Wembley Cup with EE' at Wembley Stadium
- Hashtag United made it a hattrick of wins as they won 6-1 to take home the trophy for the third year running at the annual Wembley Cup with EE
- Stars of YouTube including the F2 Freestylers and Spencer FC joined international football legends to play in the most attended football game in England today, Saturday 7th October, with over 34,000 fans in attendance
- The whole match was live streamed on Hashtag United captain, Spencer FC’s YouTube channel to almost 300,000 viewers, with the final of the eight-part online series to be broadcast on Spencer FC’s YouTube channel and the EE website on ee.co.uk/wembleycup
- EE donated over £60,000 to Sport Relief as £2 from every ticket sold is donated to the charity
- The Wembley Cup was ‘boosted’ with international legends to celebrate EE’s hugely popular Free Data Boost offer for pay as you go customers
Today, YouTube’s top football stars led by Spencer FC and F2 Freestylers played alongside international football legends Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Robbie Savage, David James, William Gallas and Emile Heskey in an electrifying third annual Wembley Cup with EE.
Hashtag United, led by Spencer FC took the trophy home with a 6-1 win, helped in part from two epic goals in the final five minutes from Phil Martin and Charlie Morley who recovered from a fall in the penalty box to slot the ball past legend David James. Tekkers Town’s only goal came thanks to captain Jeremy Lynch driving home a penalty in the first half, as the youngest player on the pitch – Hashtag United’s Scott Pollock – picked up the Man of the Match trophy.
The Wembley Cup with EE is today’s most-attended football match in England with over 34,000 tickets sold, as £2 from each ticket is donated to Sport Relief who bring together the entire nation to get active, raise cash and change lives. Their work helps people both here in the UK and the some of the world’s poorest communities and the total proceeds of £60,000 will go towards helping the most vulnerable people in the UK and across the Globe.
The entire match was broadcast live via Spencer FC’s YouTube channel with a total of 300,000 live viewers. The final episode of the eight-part series which began in September and followed YouTube footballing sensations Spencer Owen (Spencer FC) and the F2 Freestylers complete epic football challenges in the road to the final will be shown on Wednesday.
Max Taylor, MD of Marketing at EE: “This year’s Wembley Cup has been bigger than ever with over 34,000 EE customers & football fans attending one of the most hotly-anticipated football fixtures in the UK – creating an amazing atmosphere at Wembley, and raising £60,000 for Sport Relief. The response from our customers and fans throughout the series has been amazing, with over 10 million people tuning in to stream the episodes of the EE Wembley Cup throughout the series.”
The EE Wembley Cup series, with ‘boosts’ from international football legends, celebrates the hugely popular EE pay as you go Free Boosts offer. With Free Boosts, EE customers can grow their data allowance by 500MB at no extra cost every three months , just by topping up with an EE pay as you go pack every month. So if a customer’s pack’s data allowance is 500MB, it will grow to 1GB after three months, 1.5GB after six months, 2GB after nine months and so on – all for the same price.
EE is the lead partner of Wembley Stadium – working to make Wembley the most connected stadium in the world. Since the partnership kicked off in 2014, EE has introduced many technological advancements to the stadium including delivering a significant network upgrade to more than double 3G and 4G capacity, ensuring fans can stay connected during events, as well as working with the Wembley team to deliver the first official Wembley app.
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About Sport Relief
Sport Relief bring together the entire nation to get active, raise cash and change lives. Their hard work helps people both in the UK and the some of the world’s poorest communities. Look out for the week of Sport Relief 17th-23rd March 2018. You can find out more about the great work they do here http://www.sportrelief.com
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)