Congratulations to Martin Arnold, champions of the 2017 Devonshires 5-a-side football tournament.
On Thursday 19 October 2017 we hosted the Devonshires 5-a-side football tournament; 9 teams from Devonshires, Home Group, L&Q, Martin Arnold, Poplar HARCA, Thames Valley Housing Association and Wandle Housing Association fought out a closely contested group stage. Which saw Devonshires Orange, Martin Arnold, Poplar HARCA and Wandle 2 progress to the semi-finals.
Martin Arnold edged out Wandle 2, whilst Devonshires Orange held their nerve to see off Poplar HARCA in a sudden death penalty shoot-out. The final was a cagey affair with the two highest-scoring teams of the tournament playing out a 1-1 draw.
Penalties again saw Martin Arnold take home the trophy. Billy Bennett from Martin Arnold was awarded player of the tournament by the referees after 3 man of the match performances in their 6 games.
Over £250 was raised for Devonshires’ supported charities which will be matched by the Devonshires Foundation.
Thank you to all the teams for taking part and the supporters who braved the autumnal conditions to cheer on the teams.
See you next year!