31.08.2016 - Waste company hope to clean up opposition

In the week that the New England Manager made his first squad announcement and transfer deadline day has taken over the sporting world, football fever has kicked in elsewhere. Friday 2nd Sept, representatives from 24 of the biggest business ‘players’ in the Waste industry will do battle on the pitch, hoping to scoop the prestigious ‘Waste World Cup’ title.

Northampton University, who provide a number of academic courses relevant to Waste Management and the recycling sector, will be the setting for the football tournament. The fun-filled day provides an opportunity for industry friends, colleagues and leaders to test their skills, gaining bragging rights over their nearest competitors.

The competition has been running since 2003 and Mick George Ltd will be hoping to break their duck in their quest for glory. The six-a-side contest is a mixed gender tournament with rules stipulating that at least one male or female must be present on the pitch at all times.

Valpak claimed the honours in 2015, but competition looks greater this time around with a record number of teams contesting to become triumphant.

Chris Gunkel, Head of Sales Operations at Mick George Ltd said: ‘’Historically we haven’t performed as well as we would have like in this event, it has however created many humorous talking points around the office. As captain, I’ve taken a slightly different approach to the selection process this time around, in hope of a change in fortune.’’

Gunkel continued: ‘We must not forget the day has a real purpose. It provides a great networking opportunity and serves to raise funds for the PODS Charitable Trust. For over 35 years, the PODS Charity has been bringing music, fun and laughter into the lives of over 20,000 children in hospitals each year to relieve distressing situations.’’

To bring a little more fun to the occasion, a BBQ, cold buffet and subsidised bar will be provided. As will the chance to take home prizes in various challenges, that include; Wheelie Bin Challenge, Cross Bar Challenge and new for 2016 the Top Bin Challenge (as seen on Soccer AM).

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