10k Race and Fun Run
1 Oct 2021
Sunday morning on the first weekend in December, and the University of Cambridge Sports centre opened its doors for our third charity event, a football tournament aptly titled SUPER SUNDAY. The iconic venue, constructed by SDC back in 2013, held the hopes and dreams of the 15 teams who arrived to try and take home the trophy.
The teams arrived and signed in, before changing into their football shirts and posing for team photos. Once everyone was warmed up and briefed of the rules, the day could begin!
The group stages kicked off with winners and runners up advancing to the quarter finals of the Champions league and the 3rd and 4th placed teams progressing to the quarter finals of the Europa League.
After the eight quarter finals attention turned to the semi-final matches with 2 keenly contested games in each competition, with Munro vs Tradeline Recruitment, and SDC Team 4 vs SDC All Stars in the Champions League, and the University of Cambridge Sports vs CPS, and SDC Team 3 vs Scott White and Hookins in the Europa League.
SDC Team 4 led by Dan Changer, and Tradeline Recruitment’s team then went head-to-head for the Champions League title, with Tradeline taking the trophy! The Europa League final saw University of Cambridge Sports Team take victory over SDC Team 3 which was led by Carl who had organised the event.
After the excitement and drama of the final, the teams sat down to some well-earned food and refreshments. Carl took to the stage to thank the ex-pro players, Andrew Johnson, and David Norris – who had given up their time to support SDC and the chosen charities. Carl then thanked the referees, teams, volunteers, and spectators who attended the day. Adam Knaggs, Managing Director, then presented the Campions League Runners Up with a silver trophy, before Francis Shiner, Chairman, congratulated the winners and handed over the all coveted gold trophy and the prize, the opportunity to spend a day at the England National Teams training facility at St Georges Park.
There were also individual awards for the Golden Glove which SDC’s Tom Fenner received, and the Golden Boot which was won by Kieran McNally from the University of Cambridge. Thanks was given to the sponsors, and presentations were made, with MTW Architectural and University of Cambridge Sports receiving a framed football shirt and match day programme. The day concluded with the donation of £5000 to each of the chosen charities, EACH and the Lighthouse Club Construction Industry.