#PlaythePitch for Perennial

WHEN: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 08:00 - 12:00
WHAT: Six-a-side football tournament fundraiser
WHERE: Leicester
PRICE: £600 per team


Gavin Jones were crowned #PlaythePitch Cup winners and Super Cup champions at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Tuesday 23 May in a nail biting penalty shoot-out.

Sixteen teams from across the horticulture industry arrived at the home of the 2015-2016 Premier League champions bright and early for the Group Stages draw. The top two teams from each group progressed to the Cup quarter finals, whilst the bottom two went through to the Plate competition. The winners of the Cup and Plate finals then faced each other in a Super Cup final.

The on the pitch action finished with a Beat the Goalie competition, which saw Perennial’s new Chief Executive Peter Newman amongst those who stepped up to take a shot, before heading up to the Walkers Lounge to lead the speeches and trophy presentations.

Many thanks to all who made the day possible: Leicester City Grounds Manager John Ledwidge and team; sponsors ICL, media partner LAPU; Ady Dayman and the tournament officials who volunteered their time. Most of all thank you to the #PlaythePitch teams who played in a such fantastic spirit and helped raised vital funds to support their colleagues.

Read the full report here.

Our official matchday photographer Carl Harrison has a gallery of images available to purchase here.

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