On Saturday 21st July we (The FD Centre) took part in our first competitive football tournament. We were invited to the 7 aside tournament by our partner and sponsor, Barclays. Money raised from the event was donated to the West Ham foundation which will help run a number of activities for the local community, including programs provided by the Premier League, and children’s soccer schools.
The venue and one of the draws to the event was that it was being held at West Ham training ground. The pitches were a replica to that of the Olympic stadium and the West Ham owners, players and ex-players were in attendance. There was fun for all the family on a beautiful hot sunny day.
The FD Centre team consisted of JP Mills (Regional Manager) as striker, Jamie Mills (Commercial Director) and Paul Cooper (Barclays) as Mid Field. Defenders; Wayne Smith (Financial Controller), Mike Tibbetts (FD for Thames Valley), Phil Drury (FD for South East) and Darren Cox (FD for South East). Lastly our goal keeper was Matthew Allen (Regional Director for London Central West).
Although it was a great day, unfortunately The FD Centre team could not quite manage to bring the trophy home. However, they did not let themselves down in a highly competitive yet good natured tournament.