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World Cup Partners

Tunbridge Wells the home town of the Eland Cables FISTF World Cup and the

subbuteo world cup 2024 - Friday 20th September to Sunday 22nd September 2024


The English Association are proud to work alongside some great partners that with collectively bring the world cup to Tunbridge wells 

World Cup Title Sponsor Eland Cables


FISTF World Cup 2024 gains title sponsor in Eland Cables in build up to ‘coming home’


Eland Cables, one of Europe’s fastest growing electrical cable suppliers to critical infrastructure, will sponsor the 2024 FISTF (Federation of International Sports Table Football) Subbuteo World Cup, to be held in Royal Tunbridge Wells on 20-22 September.This global event was last staged in the UK in 2012, in Manchester - more than a decade later the table sport that originated in Royal Tunbridge Wells is heading back to its birthplace and ancestral home.Players from 32 countries will compete through group stages into knock-out rounds, to find the winners in youth and senior categories in both Individual and Team events.

A game of nostalgia with intergenerational benefits


JS Pelland, Executive Director of Eland Cables, commented: “Our involvement in the FISTF World Cup is both exciting and fulfilling on many levels - how many firms can claim to have a national champion among their own staff? Beyond our luck with Darren’s Subbuteo track record, it’s exciting to be involved in a game many of our staff and clients have grown up with. Aside from nostalgia, the communities we work with will resonate with the desire to encourage young people away from digital devices, and this great inter-generational game of skill and fun is a way of bringing people together.


”Alan Lee, Chairman of the English Subbuteo Association, commented: “Having Eland Cables onboard as title sponsor of the FISTF World Cup is a real asset. We look forward to staging this exciting event with them as we welcome players and enthusiasts, from all over the world, to the birthplace and ancestral home of Subbuteo.

Eland Cables website Link


World Cup Sponsor Royal Victoria Place




We are thrilled to announce that Royal Victoria Place has partnered with The English Subbuteo Association to hold the Subbuteo Old School World Cup Individual Event, the Subbuteo World Cup Fun Day and The Subbuteo Old School World Cup Team Events at the shopping centre from Friday 20th September to Sunday 22nd September 2024.

The three events will be located on the Upper Mall and will be free for all to see and for the general public to participate in on Saturday 21st.


Nicky Blanchard, Centre Manager at Royal Victoria Place, said: “We are delighted to be able to host these fabulous events, most especially as the game was invented by a local resident, Peter Adolph approximately 76 years ago.  We very much hope that our visitors will enjoy this unusual opportunity.”


The ESA Chairman Alan Lee said: ”We are so incredibly grateful to RVP for hosting our global event.  Players from all over the world will join the people of Tunbridge Wells to experience this very special celebration of Subbuteo. There will be fun events for people of all ages to get involved with, as we go on a journey of rediscovery of the town’s heritage”.

Royal Victoria Place (RVP) is located at the heart of the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It boasts a great selection of shops and is home to some of the town’s biggest brands. 

Royal Victoria place website link


World Cup equipment Partner Extreme Works

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Extreme Works Professional Table Soccer

equipment partner for the world cup


The FISTF 2024 World Cup Local Organising Committee is delighted to announce our partnership with Extreme Works Table Soccer.

Alan Lee, Chairman of the English Subbuteo Association said, “Extreme Works will be our exclusive equipment partner for the 2024 World Cup. We are incredibly excited to be working with Claudio and his team, as we move closer to what promises to be the biggest and best World Cup ever, in the homeland of Subbuteo, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England”.

new Eland Cables FISTF world cup 2024 pitch

Claudio Dogali, from Extreme Works added, “Extreme Works Table Soccer works with passion, innovation, and quality and it is an honor to collaborate with the English Subbuteo Association on the 2024 FISTF World Cup”.


There’ll be more exciting World Cup news coming soon from Claudio and Extreme Works in the next few months, watch this space!!.

extreme works professional table soccer website link


World Cup Partner Subbuteo



Subbuteo Website Link

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World Cup Partner University Games

University Games

University Games Website Link

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World Cup Partner Weetabix



Weetabix Website Link

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World Cup Partner Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Website Link

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World Cup Partner The Amelia Scott Tunbridge Wells


The Amelia Scott Tunbridge Wells

The Amelia Scott Website Link

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World Cup Partner Tunbridge Wells Together

Royal Tunbridge Wells Together

Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Website Link

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World Cup Partner Visit Tunbridge Wells

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Visit Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Website Link

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