The Surveyors Cup just gets bigger and better
This year the tournament was the biggest yet with 40 teams taking part. It has come along way since 2015 when 12 teams took part. Calfordseaden were the winners on that occasion.
The tournament was once held at Play Football Romford for the second year running. Ex West Ham captain and Talksport presenter Alvin Martin was the MC for the day.
The Jermain Defoe Foundation
Every year we pick a football connected charity to use the event to raise money for. This year it was the Jermain Defoe Foundation who are based in Romford. We managed to raise nearly £4,000 kindly donated by the participating teams.
Teams taking part
We had some leading companies within the Construction Industry taking part including Calfordseaden, Gardinder Theobald, Kier London, Paragon BC, Henry Riley, Be First, Potter Raper, Inland Homes, RPS, CS2, Stace LLP, Malcolm Hollis, Martin Arnold, Avison Young, Arcadis, Artelia, Ashe Construction, Ridge and Co, ITC, 3BM, WT Partnership, Croudace and Phillip Pank.
The Surveyors Cup tournament format
The tournament format consisted for 8 groups of 5 teams. The top two teams from each group would go into the knockout stages of the tournament and the teams finishing in 3rd and 4th place into the plate competition.
This year a penalty shoot out tournament was introduced to run alongside the main tournament. Grays Athletic who are sponsored by Downwell kindly provide their under 18’s reserve goalkeeper Liam Tuitt to go between the sticks.
Robinson Low Francis
GDS Chartered Surveyors
Edward Cooper Young
Paragon Building Consultancy
Ridge and Partners
The Ad Group
Penalty Shoot Out
The two teams that qualified for the peanalty shoot out were Fairhurst and Gillespies.
The standard of football as usual was very high but played in a good spirit. As with the tournament every year the weather turned out to be very good. It was not as hot as last year which was a godsend. However plenty of oranges, mini mars bars and water was distributed to the teams.
Alvin Martin provide some excellent sports commentary in Talksport style.
Rhianna Chadwick took some excellent photos which really captured the atmosphere of the day and can be downloaded here
Kier London defeated Arcadis 6-1 in the final of the Surveyors Cup
Avison Young were the winners of the plate beating Malcolm Hollis 3-1
Fairhust Consulting won the peanalty shoot out when it went to sudden death
Links to participating teams newsletters
40 Teams crossed the line to take part in the Surveyors Cup 2019 at Play Football Romford on June 21st
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you Downwell and well done for organaising such. abrilliant event that brings together so many construction professionals
A fantastic and well organised Day
Liam Chapman BSc (Hons) MCIOB
I just want to say thank you on behalf of my team for a great day on Friday. It's a brilliant event for a great cause
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for organising the surveyor's cup again. It was a great event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all our guys, and of course a great cause
Looking forward to the event again next year where we hopefully we will do better than runners up
On behalf of Stace, just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and all the Downwell Team for inviting us to your amazing 5 a side tournament, which we really enjoyed.
As for feedback I can only say I have played in many 5 a side tournaments over the years and have to say yours is the best by far.