The Surveyors World Cup 2018 – Paragon BC win in style

On June 22nd we had 31 teams from the Construction Industry take to the field to compete in ‘The Surveyors World Cup’ at Play Football in Romford. It was probably the hottest day of the year thus far and as expected the football reached boiling point with a fantastic final.

The Surveyors World Cup 2018

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The Tournament

The Surveyors Cup now in its fourth year is growing. The first ‘Surveyors Cup’ had twelve teams competing but this year saw 31 teams taking part on the day. At one point 35 teams had signed but as with all events there always a number that drop out. Next year we plan to have 36.

The Free Kicks Foundation

This year our chosen charity was the Free Kicks Foundation. This Peterborough based Charity raise money to give terminally ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children football experience they will remember for a lifetime. Participating teams were asked if they would consider donating and we had an overwhelming response.

Alvin Martin

Ex West Ham Captain and Talksport presenter Alvin Martin hosted ‘The Surveyors World Cup’ for us. Alvin has has built a career for himself in the media, hosting events and after dinner speaking.  Alvin can be booked through Eclipse Sports

The Teams

Each team taking part was assigned a Country to represent in the Surveyors World Cup 2018 and were issued with Shirts on arrival.

CS2 – Poland
Kier London – Serbia
Merebrook – Spain
Martin Arnold – Sweden
Fairhurst – Argentina
Gillespies – Iceland
Downwell – Tunisia
Stace – Croatia
Ashe Construction – Brazil
Ridge and Partners – Costa Rica
Crest Nicholson – Panama
Dawnus – Russia
GVA – Germany
Potter Raper Partnership – France
Robinson Low Francis – Australia
Artelia Group – Belgium
NPS Group – Denmark
Wilmott Dixon – Republic of Ireland
Ingleton Wood – England
Paragon Building Consultancy – Saudi Arabia
Dandara – Nigeria
Edward Cooper Young – Mexico
Calco-  Senegal
Philip Pank – Egypt
Vinci – Japan
Galliard Homes – Korea
Gardner and Theobald – Wales
Calfordseaden – Scotland
Malcolm Hollis – Uruguay
Roka Construction – Peru
Arcadis – Portugal

The weather was very hot on the day so plenty of water and suncream was required. A big thank you  to Jamie and her team at Mckagans who provided sports massage on the day. It was certainly needed early on with a few players pulling muscles and other minor injuries.

The catering was superb and supplied by Conti Catering of Romford.

The team at Play Football Romford were very organised and had plenty of staff on hand to make sure the tournament ran smoothly.

As with previous years the tournament started with group stages with the teams finishing in the top spots going into the World Cup knock out stages. The bottom teams went into a plate competition.

The football was very competitive and of a very high standard. Stace LLP playing as Croatia who have yet to win the tournament despite reaching the semi and finals in previous years were once again unlucky. They came up against in form Paragon BC (Saudi Arabia). Martin Arnold (Sweden) defeated Galliard Homes (Korea) in the other semi final.  With Alvin Martin commentating the final was a thrilling match which ended 3-1 to Paragon BC to crowning themselves as World Champions.

In the plate competition Ridge and Partners (Costa Rica) defeated Wilmott Dixon (Republic of Ireland) in the semi final to face Edward Cooper Young who defeated Gillespies (Iceland) in the final. What a match it was with sudden death penalties deciding it after 5-5.

Downwell would like to thank all the teams that took part, despite being competitive The Surveyors World Cup played in good spirits and we hope everyone who took part had a great time.

Teams wishing to take part next year in The Surveyors Cup can email their interest to

Any feedback would be appreciated for this years tournament to help us improve next year.


Our photographers on the day were 

Rhianna Chadwick – At just 19 she is an excellent photographer and her ambition is to become a Motorsport and Football photographer. Judging by her photographs she wil achieve her ambition.

To log on and look at her work go to

We also invited 2 Students who were studying photography at Havering Technical College to use the tournament to gain valuable work experience. They were Courtney Dear and Santana Lewis. They did an excellent job and worked very hard.


Our Videographer on the day was Sam Chaoui who is at University and the resultant video is fantastic. He is an ardent Chelsea Supporter and has done a lot of work with them.
He spent the whole day at the Tournament and we are very pleased with his professionalism and the video he has produced for us. To see Sams showreel go to

Downwell will be commissioning Sam to produce a corporate video in the near future.

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I think we all agreed this was definitely one of the best corporate events we have attended

Stephen Jones

I would like to personally extend G&T's gratitude for hosting this event. It was a really well-run day with everyone in good spirits. We have played in a few of these one day tournaments now and can tell you this has been the best one yet

Thomas Cannon
Project Surveyor
Gardiner & Theobald

100 years of demolition experience


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