The Annual Football Event from RTPI London sponsored by Indigo took place last Friday 21 September. Once we all discovered which floor of the NCP car park the tournament was taking place on, the teams registered themselves and there seemed to be an air of “focussed attention” to the task in hand. Kick off took place at 6.45pm and with each group playing on different floors it certainly kept us fit running around finding out the latest scores! After only a few minor injuries and a lot of eager anticipation the draw to the knock out stage started with the Plate cup kick off at 9.15pm. It wasn’t long before the group had been whittled down to just 4. After penalties between Planderlect (Network Rail) and NLP Planning, NLP Planning went on to meet SBFC (Scott Brownrigg) whilst Indigo faced LB Tower Hamlets. Fifteen short minutes later the final was decided and it was to be between Indigo an NLP Planning.
Meanwhile the cup had just kicked off downstairs. Once more, penalties decided the fate for NPPFC (LB Southwark) as they beat Anike Darnell and went through to the final, joining them after beating LB Camden, were LB Newham.
The plate cup winners were NLP Planning, beating Indigo 7-3. The tournament cup winners were LB Newham, beating NPPFC 8-4. So, I’m sure you will all join RTPI London in congratulating LB Newham for being this year’s tournament winner – Congrats Newham!
Sunil Sahadevan from LB Newham said “It was a fantastic tournament, played in really good sprit and extremely competitive. We are absolutely thrilled to win this again, after disappointingly falling short last year. Every game we played was really tough and we went behind in nearly every game but somehow managed to come through with a win at the end. This shows how good this years competition was. As always, the best part was catching up and socialising with the London’s Planning Fraternity, which is what these events are all about.”
James Jaulim from NLP said “Another year and another thoroughly enjoyable 5 a side tournament put on by RTPI London. The tournament was very competitive, played mostly in the right spirit and it was great for NLP to finally get hold of some silverware. Thanks also to Indigo Planning for sponsoring the event, we look forward to a rematch of the plate final again next year!”