Friday 26th February saw the Forever Manchester Football 7s Tournament raise an impressive £2,225.

Hosted by our Ambassador, Will Jarvis, there were 15 businesses from across Greater Manchester taking part to fight for the Forever Manchester shield (ooooh we hear you say).

It was game on from the off with the lovely Manc cold weather forcing our teams to run and get stuck in straight away just to stay warm. Two things that have to be mentioned are Ambassador Darren Ratcliffe’s dashing bright pink socks, and also Tunafish Media, who, if there was a booby prize wouldn’t have even deserved that with 11 goals scored against them, and none scored for them.

It wasn’t all bad, though, the overall winners were Ardwick based Data Centre, Unified Communications and Managed Support specialists, Gekko who went head to head with a team made up of Recruiters MRJ and JMW Solicitors, winning the final tie 1-0. The evening ended with a post-match social and the pies went down a treat

Ambassador, Will Jarvis said: “It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Paul, Cheryl and the rest of the Forever Manchester team to turn the idea of a Forever Manchester football tournament into a reality. We had no problem getting some of Manchester’s best businesses involved and on the night they all played in a competitive and respectful spirit to create a brilliant atmosphere.  “Well done to Gekko for being worthy winners in a brilliant final against MRJ/JMW. It was a really enjoyable way of raising over 2k for some of the wonderful projects that Forever Manchester supports.”

Huge thank you goes to all 15 companies who took part, which included; MRJ Recruitment, Digital Next, Oscar Recruitment, Luxson, Ward Hadaway, Midshire, Bennett Verby, Fatsoma, Kyocera, I-Com, Shaping Cloud, Beever and Struthers, Tunafish Media, Gekko and Pixel Kicks. A great atmosphere was created with all teams being great sports.

If you took part click here to see the photos from the night on our Facebook page.

Thanks also goes to the great hosts, FC United, whose hospitality was second to none, see above for the delicious pies they warmed up our players with after the game and to our pro referees Eddie, Taiwo and Zeyad, who kept the rule breakers at bay.

Massive thank you of course goes to Ambassador, Will Jarvis who put the whole event together, helping it to go smoothly and raising £2,225 in the process for community groups and projects across Greater Manchester.

To see what other events we’ve got coming up click here.