A team of property professionals from the Midlands have retained their title for the sixth year running in the Tri-Regions Annual Surveyors Challenge Charity Rugby Tournament, raising money for the British Heart Foundation in the process.
The tournament which took place at the Leeds Carnegie Stadium in Headingley, saw property professionals across three teams from the Midlands, North West and Yorkshire take each other on to compete for the coveted title.
Each of the games was well contested with competitive performances from all three sides. The first game saw the North West reprise the ‘Rose Bowl’ in a tough encounter which saw them beat their Yorkshire counterparts to be crowned Northern Champions. Yorkshire was ultimately well beaten in the second game against the Midlands, following a titanic arm wrestle where the Midlands executed a well rehearsed victory.
The final game, a decider with the North West keen to secure the Tri-Region Championship for the first time and Midlands Property keen to retain the Tri-Regions trophy and secure a sixth year victory. Despite storming to an early lead, the North West ran out of steam and were ultimately out classed by the Midlands who secured a 26 – 12 victory.
The event was sponsored by leading developer, Stoford, Graftongate and Henry Boot Developments.
Jonathan Robinson, Associate Director at DTZ captained the winning team whilst Joshua Groom from Taylor Wimpey was named Man of the Match.
Jonathan Robinson said: “We are delighted to have retained our title in the tournament for the sixth year running but more importantly, raise significant funds for the British Heart Foundation. The afternoon provided excellent entertainment and a proved to be a great networking opportunity for those who attended. A big thank you to our sponsors and everyone who has supported us.”
Dan Gallagher, Joint Managing Director at Stoford , who also took part in the tournament, added: “We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to support yet another successful tournament for the Midlands Property Rugby Team. Let’s hope next year we can make it a lucky seventh win!”