University of Nottingham’s Malaysia campus is hosting a charity cup on March 4 at their sports complex fields.

The aim of the Nottingham charity cup 2017 is to gain some goods and money for the less fortunate primary school pupils and to ease their preparations for their upcoming UPSR (one of Malaysia’s standardised exams).

It is the third year the football tournament has been held and is being organised by the UNMC Sponsorship Students Club.

The director of the event, Aniq Faidi Azizi, said: “It’s an honour that I am given the chance to direct the event this year.

“We have a vision of helping students in their studies and other activities.”

They are aiming to raise a minimum amount of RM 3500 (£633.30) cash for the pupils, not including the goods like bags and other school appliances.

Aniq Faidi Azizi added: “It is a nine-a-side tournament and the registration fee is only RM230.

“However, the teams can win up to RM 1500.”

The University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus opened in September 2000 to become the first campus of a British University in Malaysia and one of the first anywhere in the world – earning the distinction of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2001.

In September 2005, the Malaysia Campus moved to its new purpose-built campus at Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre.