On 3rd June 2014 at The Westin Sirey Bay Hotel, Khun Wirat Patee – Director of Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, Khun Saroj Angkanapilas – President of Phuket Sports Association, Piyapong Pue-on – former Thailand footballer and Paul Parker – former English footballer, jointly held a press conference to announce the Emerald EPL Masters Tour Phuket 2014 which is to be hold on Sunday 10th August 2014 at Surakul Stadium. The Masters Tour will see a team of former English Premier League players and stars such as David James, Lee Sharp, Teddy Sherringham, Robbie Fowler, Paul Parker etc. take on a team of former Thailand national team players. In addition to the big game, from 7th-10th August 2014 players will partake in a number of activities including a football clinic for local children
Sports Authority of Thailand & Football Association of Thailand are holding the activity to promote tourism in Phuket after the island has suffered from a loss of tourists due to the country’s political problems, and money from the event will go to various charitable foundations in Phuket.
Tickets will go on sale from 13th June 2014 and will be available from Central Festival Phuket and Jungceylon Patong.