Mattioli Woods Lift the Trophy in Leicester
Business Fives hosted its Leicester summer event with 17 companies scoring 226 goals in 46 games and raising £1,250 for charity. With £500 worth of donations on offer and 3 qualifying spots for the National Final up for grabs there was a lot to play for.
Off the pitch, TruNet set themselves apart from the rest having raised £700 for The Phoenix Children’s Foundation before the football began and secured the Top Fundraiser Award at the 5pm deadline.
Through various fundraising activities, including the Business Fives Leicester event, VOW Wholesale have raised an impressive £1,181 and counting for The Institute of Cancer Research.
A strong run going undefeated lead Cambridge & Counties Bank to the Champions League semi-final where they finally met their match as Mattioli Woods won 5-1 and secured their spot in the final.
Mattioli Woods went on to face Blue Light Card Team 1 after they beat Freeths 2-1 and both teams secured their qualifying spot for the National Final taking place on Tuesday 18th October in Leeds.
Led by man of the match Dylan Vadher, Mattioli Woods won a £350 donation for The British Heart Foundation and were crowned the new Leicester champions after a 4-0 scoreline against Blue Light Card.
It was Callum Griffiths from Mattioli Woods who was awarded the Top Goal Scorer award with an impressive total of 16 goals scored throughout the day.
In other individual awards, Lucy Farmer from VOW Wholesale was awarded the Player of the Tournament for her contribution to getting the team to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
In the semi-finals it was the Summers Inman team who managed to score the winning goal against VOW Wholesale and secure their spot in the final. They went on to play Torr Waterfield after their 5-4 victory against Global Payments.
Torr Waterfield bagged the final qualification spot as well as a £150 donation for The Spark Arts for Children after their 2-1 victory.
The players were treated after the football to stories from Gerry Taggart’s playing days at Leicester.
Business Fives continue its season in Sheffield and Newcastle before finishing off the season in September.
Leicester Football Tournament Timings
1:15 – Registration and Networking
2:00 – Kick Off
4:45 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation with Gerry Taggart
£350 charity donation to the Champions League Winners & £150 donation to the Europa League winners Awards for Top Fundraisers, Top Goalscorer, Ladies Player of the Tournament, Player of the Match in Champions League Final
Health & Safety
Alongside medical support on site as standard for our Business Fives events for any injuries that might arrive we are taking some extra steps to mitigate risks associated with events.
You can follow us on social media and both finals of the Europa League and Champions League will be streamed live. With all the coverage it’s a good time to remind you that you will be representing your company so play with respect.
By taking part you have all helped us raise over £350,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.