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The annual five-a-side football tournament in Defence & Government Services’ Allenby Connaught contract proved a fantastic team event and raised £1,000 for Stop Hunger in the process!
Called the ‘Carter Cup’, the competition was held at Bhurtpore Barracks at Tidworth Garrison on 3 August, and involved 12 teams from Defence locations at Tidworth & Bulford, Aldershot, Larkhill and Warminster.
The day before kick off, the teams were drawn into two leagues of six by contract director Tim Fagan and Bhurtpore services manager Shaun Williamson. The fixtures were posted on Facebook as part of an exciting build up to the day for players and spectators alike.
“Each team played a minimum of five games,” explains Tim “All the teams had to consist of players of mixed ability.”
The winner of each league then played the runner up of the other league in the semi-finals.
After a hard fought morning of matches, the competition was down to just two teams to compete in the afternoon’s final: ‘The Bhurtpore Dynamos’, managed by services manager Shaun Williamson and reigning champions ‘Murder on Zidane Floor’, managed by Warminster services manager Mick Wilson. Mick’s team finished strongly to take the title with an 8-4 win.
Tim said: “All the matches were played in good spirits and everyone had a great time, even though there were some aching legs over the following few days!”
Off the pitch there was plenty going on to keep people entertained throughout the day including a raffle, tombola, cake sale and ice cream stall, with a fantastic £1000 raised for Stop Hunger.
“A fabulous day was had by all,” said Tim. “Many thanks to all those who volunteered to help and support, both before and during the day. Events like these reinforce what a great culture and values our company has – the team I played in had an age range from 17 to 54! It was not all about the results, more about having fun collectively outside of work and raising money for Stop Hunger.”
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