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Chefs' Football Tournament

Do you work in the food industry? Take part in our Chefs' Football Tournament in Birmingham this July!

Farm Africa is pleased to announce the return of the Chefs' Football Tournament. Swap the apron for a sports kit on Sunday 10 July and join the competition in Birmingham. Meet chefs from across the UK to come together and battle it out to win the highly coveted trophy, last taken home in 2019 by A.M. Bailey, and raise funds for Farm Africa.

The five-a-side football series unites the food and hospitality industry in a bid to help end hunger in Africa. Leading chefs and restaurants, food producers, suppliers, retailers and the media have all shown their kind support over the years and this latest event is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to network and have some fun while making a difference to farmers' lives in eastern Africa.

Scroll down for spectator information!


The details 

  • Sunday 10 July at GOALS, Star City in Birmingham
  • Teams of between seven to ten players (with five players on the pitch at any one time).
  • £20 entry per person.
  • Free BBQ lunch for all players. Spectators to pay a donation.
  • All teams guaranteed 45 minutes playing time (three games). 
  • Your company's name, logo and website link will feature on Farm Africa’s website.


Our goal

Since its launch in 2012 by Chef Paul Foster, this event has raised an impressive £21,000 for Farm Africa's work and this year, we are opening the tournament up to even more restaurants, suppliers, cookery schools and colleges in the hope to reach the £25,000 milestone.  

How your support helps

At least 70% of the population in eastern Africa works in agriculture, yet it is one of the poorest regions in the world.

Farm Africa works to strengthen every aspect of farming supply chains, from soil to supermarket. We help farmers push up the quantity, quality and value of what they produce. We share our expertise in growing the most appropriate and profitable crops. We help farmers gain access to high-quality inputs, improve soil quality, conserve water and prepare for climate shocks.

Chefs' Football for Farm Africa helps to provide farmers with the training and tools they need to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty, to empower more women economically, to live sustainably and to protect the environment for generations to come.

We do so much more than farm to fork.

Confirmed teams include:


Event sponsor

A huge thank you to Lime Recruit for sponsoring this year's tournament! Click here to visit their website.


Spectator information

Chefs' Football is a fantastic day out for fans and family! Besides watching the football, you can meet some of the Farm Africa team, enjoy delicious food and take part in our cross-bar challenge!

  • No entry fee
  • Arrive from 10.45 - kick-off is at 11am
  • Bring your own chair/picnic blanket
  • BBQ
  • Raffle
  • Cross-bar challenge
  • Face painting
  • Tournament ends at 3pm approximately


Not a football fan?

You can still support Farm Africa! We have lots of charity places available for half and full marathons across Europe as well as cycling events and treks up Kilimanjaro!


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