Online registration for the Develop Football Challenge has now gone live.
The five-a-side tournament is expected to attract up to 32 teams from studios, outsourcers, service companies and the financial community.
Taking place on Friday October 8th at Power League, Barnet, the event will be given extensive media coverage throughout Develop Online and its print edition.
To enter a team, simply click here and complete the form online.
"There is already a hugely successful summer football tournament run for the wider industry by Xbox and MCV, but there has long been demand for a developers' competition," said Intent boss and Develop publisher Stuart Dinsey.
"Unlike the Xbox event, which is free and partly invitation-based, the Develop Football Challenge is paid-entry. But we have tried hard to keep this affordable for studios and specialist companies of all sizes."
Entry fee is £495+VAT per squad of 10 players. All teams get to compete within high quality facilities inclusive of professional organisation, officials, trophies, lunch and refreshments.
As well as bragging rights, a trophy, medals and PR, the winner of this year's first ever Develop Football Challenge will gain free entry into the Top Corner Champions' Cup 2011 – which features the top teams from a wide variety of UK industries.
"We could argue that this is a fantastic networking opportunity. But in reality it is a cheap team-building day for any development company and a chance to put one over your rivals," added Dinsey.
"We know the appetite is huge for football events amongst studios and associated development firms, so we're expecting a big event."
For more information or to enter a team contact Andy.Harding@topcorner.co.uk
Sponsorship opportunities are available via Katie.Rawlings@intentmedia.co.uk