A day of football, fun and networking!
The sun was high, the spirit was higher! On Thursday 7th September, team Bubble joined various other local businesses for a day of football, networking, and camaraderie at the second annual corporate 5-a-side football tournament organised by Doncaster Chamber!
This year’s event took place at Goals in Doncaster, with a whopping 30ºc temperature adding an extra layer of challenge to the mix! Yet, even as the mercury soared, the spirits of the participating teams remained undeterred as everyone was eager to showcase their talents and gain local bragging rights for their business!
The tournament was generously sponsored by Synetiq, and the Club Doncaster Foundation joined hands as this year’s charity partner. The day stood as a testament to the unifying power of sportsmanship, showcasing not just football skills but also fostering relationships between local businesses and giving back to the community. It was a real privilege for team Bubble to be involved!
The format of the tournament was designed to keep the adrenaline rushing and the heart pounding! After a series of competitive matches in the group stage, the top two teams from each group secured their spots in the knockout rounds, increasing the stakes and the excitement!
Team Bubble, consisting of Rob, Tyler, Rhys, Chris P, Chris T, and Nathan, gave their best on the field but didn’t manage to make it out of the group unfortunately, although everyone managed to make it onto the scoresheet! Despite ending the group games with three defeats and one win, it was a great experience and everyone had fun playing, after all it’s the taking part that counts, right?!? There is, of course, plenty of room for improvement before next year’s tournament!
There was a post-tournament BBQ following all the matches which was a well-deserved treat for all the players who battled the heat and each other on the pitch! It provided an excellent opportunity for us to network and connect with other local businesses and enjoy a delicious burger over our shared love for football!
The tournament concluded with One Call Insurance seizing the coveted title for the second consecutive year after a series of impressive performances! A huge congratulations goes to them!
The day was more than just a football tournament. It was a celebration of local businesses coming together, building relationships, and supporting a good cause. And while we may not have won the tournament, we certainly won in spirit and camaraderie! Here’s to improving our game and returning stronger next year!