Search Office Space’s Managing Director, and avid Arsenal FC supporter, Richard Smith, had some exciting news to share after he was invited to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Arsenal Football Club invited their lucky Executive Box Holders to play in a 5 a-side tournament on the pitch (which has just been voted the best in the Premier League), as well as an afternoon of presentations and refreshments held at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Tuesday 8th May 2012. The day included:
- 5 a-side tournament on the famous pitch
- Opportunity to meet Arsenal Legend Charlie George – scorer of the winning goal in the 1971 FA Cup Final that handed Arsenal their first League and Cup Double
- Use of players’ changing rooms
- Pre tournament de-brief in the Arsenal Press room
- Post tournament refreshments in the Directors Box
- Directors Box Presentation to the tournament champions and runners up
Richard also invited fellow Arsenal fanatics and prominent city agents, Archie Hubble, Associate Director at Capita Symonds and Nick Pentecost, Associate Director of Colliers, who were part of a squad of 8.
The team, nicknamed Brady, after Arsenal legend Liam Brady, progressed through the league format stage with a draw and 2 wins.
They then won the quarter and semi final only to lose in the final to an outstanding “Charlie George” team.
Richard commented, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and a great honour to receive a runners up medal from Arsenal Legend, Charlie George. My team and I gave it our all but were beaten by the best team out there. I would like to thank everyone involved at Arsenal and especially Lynn Ingrey, Nicola Denham and of course Arsenal’s mascot, The Gunnersaurus, who was my player of the tournament!”
Everyone at Search Office Space would like to congratulate ‘Team Charlie George’, and wishes ‘Team Brady’ the best of luck for The Executive Box Holder Tournament 2013!