Delight for DAC Beachcroft in Newcastle
Business Fives hosted the 8th qualifier of the summer events in Newcastle as 21 companies combined to score 266 goals in 66 games raising £1,605 for charity in the process.
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, Norton Rose Fulbright picked up the first trophy by raising £550 for MIND before the football began with ITPS coming in a very close second with a fantastic £430 raised for Mental Health Matters.
A strong run going undefeated lead Nigel Wright to the Champions League semi-final where they finally met their match as Metnor Construction won 1-0 and secured their spot in the final.
Metnor went on to face DAC Beachcroft after they beat Mandata and both teams secured their qualifying spot for the National Final taking place on Tuesday 18th October in Leeds.
Led by player of the match Rizwan Shahid, DAC Beachcroft won a £350 donation for Cancer Connections and were crowned the new Newcastle champions after a 3-0 scoreline against Metnor in the final.
In the Europa League semi-finals Curtis Gabriel found their scoring form in their match against Lambert Smith Hampton as they won 4-0. They went on to play Black & White Engineering after their 7-1 victory against mkodo.
Black & White Engineering bagged the final qualification spot as well as a £150 donation for The NUFC Foundation after their 3-2 victory in the final.
It was Matthew Johnson from Black & White Engineering who was awarded the Top Goal Scorer award as he lead his team to the Europa League title.
In other individual awards, Sophie Johnson from CMR Group was awarded the Player of the Tournament for her contribution to getting the team to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
The players were treated after the football to stories from Geordie Alan Thompson from his playing days at Newcastle Utd, Bolton and Celtic.
Business Fives continue its season with further events in Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bradford, Tees Valley and London before finishing off the season at the national finals in October.
Newcastle Football Tournament Timings
1:45 – Registration and Networking
2:30 – Kick Off
5:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation with Alan Thompson
£350 charity donation to the Champions League Winners & £150 donation to the Europa League winners, Top Fundraisers, Top Goalscorer, Ladies Player of the Tournament, Man 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 £300,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.