The Band Football Cup 2023 was an unforgettable event that united the Austrian music scene in a unique football tournament.” With the aim of promoting social engagement, violence prevention, and female empowerment, the tournament not only showcased sporting highlights but also made a strong statement about social responsibility.
At the end of the exciting tournament, Christopher Seiler’s team emerged victorious, taking home the golden BFC Cup. Another significant success of the event was the impressive sum of 20,000 euros that was raised for the Wiener Frauenhäuser and White Ribbon organizations.
Vedrana Ceric, Head of Global Marketing at Adriatic Group, emphasized the significance of the event: “It’s impressive to see how music and sports come together to bring about positive changes in society. As a proud partner of this event, we are thrilled by the response and the commitment of all involved.”
Roman Gregory, the initiator of the Band Football Cup, also expressed positivity about the collaboration with Brajlovic: “The participation of Brajlovic GmbH as a partner of BFC 2023 underscores the shared values of our event. Their commitment to social responsibility and community is exemplary, and together, we are sending a strong signal for violence prevention and female empowerment.”
The tournament, which took place at SV Donau in Vienna Donaustadt, supported the Wiener Frauenhäuser and White Ribbon organizations. These organizations tirelessly advocate for domestic violence protection and prevention to prevent femicides in Austria.
At an event like this, of course, Herbert “Schneckerl” Prohaska couldn’t be absent. Together with Andi Ogris, Sara Telek, and Maria Wolf, he significantly contributed to fair play on the field.
Christopher Seiler wins
After numerous exciting matches and spectacular goals, the deserving winners were crowned in the evening: Christopher Seiler and his team, consisting of Chris Steger, Lizz Görgl, and many others. They secured the victory with a confident 3:2 score..
As a reward, the team received the unique golden BFC Cup, which was crafted from a recycled football shoe donated by Hans Krankl and an old guitar contributed by BFC initiator Roman Gregory.
The event was not only about sporting competition and fun but also served as an important statement against violence towards women. To help those in need, generous donations totaling 20,000 euros were collected in support of the Wiener Frauenhäuser and the White Ribbon organization. With pride, Roman Gregory presented this donation, which serves as a strong signal against violence towards women.
“This money is a powerful statement against violence towards women! We hope that our dedicated afternoon kick contributes to making the world a bit fairer and safer for women,” emphasized the BFC initiator. He thanked the players, the audience, as well as the partners and sponsors for their support. He particularly highlighted his life partner, Irena Blagojevic, who was the driving force behind the entire tournament, and without her tireless dedication, this event would not have been possible.
Finally, we would also like to express our gratitude to all those involved who made this day so special. It was an honor for us to be part of this magnificent event and to work together for a better future.