Whilst the football world’s attention is on Russia right now, sneaking in just ahead of the big kick-off in Moscow was Driver Hire’s own football tournament, played out in Tamworth.
Organised by Driver Hire’s Gatwick office, along with 90 minutes of non-stop goalmouth action, the aim of the day was to raise money for Driver Hire’s Benevolent Fund. It undoubtedly scored in both departments with just shy of £3,000 raised for an excellent cause.
The match pitched a Driver Hire XI, consisting of players from around Driver Hire’s nationwide network against a Driver Hire Group Services/Paystream squad. The latter is one of Driver Hire’s key service suppliers.
As promised there were goals galore with the Driver Hire XI running out winners by 9 goals to 4. There was then a penalty shootout contested by players and spectators. The winner, Tom Corcoran from Paystream, collected a Kindle Fire for achieving what England regularly fail to do in international competition.
Special thanks go to Driver Hire’s Head of Design, Jahson Warrington, who stepped in as referee when the original choice was stuck in traffic on the M1. Honourable mention also to branded business gift supplier, Recognition Express, who generously arranged printing for the kit for both sides; the cake making team, and finally, to everyone who supported on the day and contributed financially to make it both a sporting and charitable success.