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Sellick Partnership’s VII Annual Football Tournament Round-Up

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25 Oct 2016
Sellick Partnership East Midlands FootballAnother year, and yet another realisation of how unfit I am. It is one thing hoofing the ball up the pitch in an 8 vs 8 event, whilst giving myself a pat on the back for having made my not so Guardiolaesque contribution for the next five minutes. In this 5 vs 5 format, on a very small pitch, there was nowhere to hide. Having said that, the 2016 Sellick Partnership 5-a-side football tournament was a huge success with business professionals from across the Midlands who came together to raise funds for the Maria Hanson Foundation

This year, 17 fantastic teams from across the Midlands took to the pitch with both great sportsmanship and skill were displayed. Despite the pleasantries, people had come to win. The University of Derby’s football team seemed to run rings around many a team on the day, and our own team were lucky enough not to have to play them. It is no wonder then that they ended up the overall victors. Tequipment matched determination with steel after losing their first couple of games, to win a very hard fought contest with it coming down to the wire against Essential Recruitment.

But the reason we were all there was to support the incredible Derby based charity, the Maria Hanson Foundation. As members of the 100 Club, it is our pleasure every year to organise the event. We raised over £1,500 in entry fees and our raffle tickets.

A special thanks to Soccerdome for organising the event, to our partners who donated so generously to our raffle and helped us push the total contribution sky high, and of course to our teams who without them none of this would have been possible.

We are proud to hold this tournament year after year, which proves consistently popular amongst local businesses that are willing to rise to the challenge and show their support for our local charities.
For more information on the East Midlands Football Tournament and how to submit a team for 2017, please contact me on 01332 542 580 or email

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