The Oxfordshire contractor wins the cup in Building’s inaugural charity five-a-side tournament
Contractor Leadbitter triumphed in the inaugural Construction and Property charity five-a-side event held at the David Beckham Academy in south-east London on Tuesday.
The Oxfordshire-based company beat a team from quantity surveyor Gleeds 1-0 to earn a match against a team of “legends” composed of former players from clubs including Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
The final game was a tightly fought affair with scores tied at 0-0 after the allotted 15 minutes. Leadbitter then triumphed in a penalty shoot out.
The legends included Spurs players Graeme Roberts and Micky Hazard, Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic goal keeper Bob Boulder; Clive Walker who played on the wing for Chelsea and Sunderland; and radio presenter and ex-Spurs player Jason Cundy.
The event was held to raise funds for the Willow Foundation, a charity that arranges special days and events for seriously ill people aged between 16 and 40.
In all, 17 teams took part in the tournament jointly organised by Building and Property Week.
The pictures show some edited highlights from the beautiful games played in the David Beckham academy on the Greenwich peninsula. The tournament was contested by teams from QSs Gleeds, Gardiner & Theobald and Butler & Young; specialist and M&E contractors NG Bailey and SAS; consultant engineer Ramboll Whitbybird; fit-out contractors Ibex Interiors and Connaught Mason; facilities manager Telereal; printing company Print Select; consultant MPG; construction services company Aqua; contractors Canary Wharf and Leadbitter; and Building and its sister magazine Property Week