Goals Galore as Glass Systems Scoop Swansea Title
Business Fives visited Swansea for the first time ever on Wednesday 7th September. 6 teams came together to score 132 goals across 18 matches at the Goals venue. Teams from across the city were playing for donations for their chosen charity with hopes of becoming the inaugural Swnasea Business Fives champions and claim a spot at the National Final in Leeds next month.
The teams raised over £2105 for charity and the top fundraiser prize was hotly contested. The W.G. Davies team raised £310 for Swansea MIND, but it was the team from the Edenstone group who claimed the award having raised a terrific £1500 for The Leon Heart Fund.
On the pitch, after the round robin it was the teams from Glass Systems and Dunbia who made it to the coveted Champions League final! After a narrow defeat in the group stage, Dunbia were keen to try and claim victory over the Glass Systems team.
However, it was the Glass Systems who secured the £200 donation for their chosen charity, Prostate Cymru, courtesy of a 6-3 win in the final. Guest speaker Lee Trundle identified Ricky Pope as the key player in the final after his four goals and this scooped him the Player of the Match award as well as his tournament top goalscorer award for his 18 goals.
Both teams secured their spots at a National Final in Leeds, on Tuesday 18thOctober.
The final qualifying spot and a £100 donation was at stake in the Europa League section as W.G. Davies awaited the winners of the semi-final between Motorpoint and Edenstone Group. It was the latter who were victorious courtesy of a 5-3 win and set up a final with W.G Davies.
The Final proved to be a goal-fest, and it was the W.G. Davies team who eventually claimed victory to become Europa League winners, after an 8-3 win! This earned a National Final qualifying spot and a £100 donation for Swansea MIND to add to their £310 total!
After the football, teams enjoyed a drinks reception and buffet and were treated to some brilliant stories from former Bristol City and Swansea legend, Lee Trundle.
Business Fives will continue to head across the UK for the remainder of our 2022 Season.
Swansea Football Tournament Timings
2:15 – Registration and Networking
3:00 – Kick Off
5:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation from Guest speaker Lee Trundle
The tournament format will be updated live on the site here as the results come in and will be announced and available here from Monday 5th September at 2pm after our Live Draw
£200 charity donation to the Champions League Winners & £100 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 £380,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.