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Fun-time Friday for annual Football Tournament

Dougies Dynamos defeated Olivia and Liesel’s Legends in a hard-fought battle at this year’s annual Russells football tournament.

  • Date:
    07th Jun 2023
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Staff from across the business joined one of the two teams or cheered on from the sidelines down at Didsbury Sports Village teams one Friday afternoon earlier this month.

With displays of incredible talent and sheer luck, there were goals galore and not too many injuries recorded.

It was a tight finish with the Dynamos pipping the Legends to the win 5 goals to 4.

The event was organised for the second year in a row by Building Student trainees Nathan Gollins and Kieran O’Connell.

The pair wanted to arrange a fun team building afternoon for colleagues in construction, homes, planning and business support, and were delighted with the response.

Nathan, who is going into his fifth and final year of the training programme, said: “We asked around what people fancied and there seemed to be a lot of interest in a football match. Last year was great but this year was even better and we were able to field two teams with subs. Anyone not wanting to play was invited to become a manager or come along to watch.

“We wanted an event to bring people together and get to know each other better, and this has definitely done that, everyone was getting excited in the run up and chatting about it afterwards. For the Building Students in particular, you’re new to the business and working on a specific project often out on site, so the event was great for them to get to know other people in the company who they will work with in the future.

“It was great fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves, Kieran and I were just a bit gutted to score three goals between us and still be on the losing side!”

Legends co-managers Liesel McQueen and Olivia Lea were also disappointed with the loss but were proud of their team.

Liesel said: “Everyone took the game very seriously and played brilliantly. It’s hard to lose when you’ve put four goals away, but it just goes to show the quality of the team we had out there. Well done to Paul Douglas and the Dynamos, we’ll see you again for a rematch next year.”

The goalscorers for the Dynamos were:

  • Sam ‘Dicko’ Dickenson (3)
  • Gary Smith
  • Marcus Crawford

And for the Legends were:

  • Nathan Gollins
  • Kieran O’Connell (2)
  • George Carus