The Surveyors Cup 2019 – They think its all over, it is now

After the success of the Surveyors World Cup last year the tournament reverted to the Surveyors Cup this year. It was the fifth year running that the tournament had taken place. It was jointly sponsored by the Downwel Group companies, Downwell Demolition, Inner City Scaffolding and Inner City Environmental.

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.

Group Placings
Group 1
Gardiner Theobald
Philip Pank
Wt Partnership
Quinn London

Group 2
Robinson Low Francis

GDS Chartered Surveyors

Group 3
Kier London

Henry Riley
Croudace 2
Edward Cooper Young
Fairhurst Consulting

Group 4
Stace London

Paragon Building Consultancy
Be First
Idom Merebrook

Group 5

Avison Young
Ridge and Partners
Croudace 1

Group 6
Stace Epping

Ingleton Wood
Malcolm Hollis
Volker Fitzpatrick

Group 7

Martin Arnold
Inland Homes
Breyer Group

Group 8
The Ad Group
Ashe Construction
LSY Consultants
RPS Group
Crest Nicholson

Penalty Shoot Out
The two teams that qualified for the peanalty shoot out were Fairhurst and Gillespies.

The tournament

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.

McKagans Sports Physio were on hand to keep some of the teams playing and Conti Catering provided a fantastic BBQ again.

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

Full results can be found on this link


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

Link to Home Page





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

Bradley Hill
Quantity Surveyor
WT Partnership

A fantastic and well organised Day

Liam Chapman BSc (Hons) MCIOB
Building Manager
Croudace Homes

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

Anthony Sanders
Commercial Manager
Artelia UK

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

Ewan Rockwell

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.

Michael Dalling
PA/Project Management
Stace LLP

100 years of demolition experience


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