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Sporting win as DTZ Leeds touch down

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - Sporting win as DTZ Leeds touch downDTZ Leeds has beaten off strong competition to finish first in the Wooden Spoon Corporate Touch Rugby competition at Moortown Rugby Club in North Leeds.

In a bid to raise funds for children’s charity Wooden Spoon, eight cross-team members of DTZ’s Leeds office competed against 19 other companies to win the corporate touch rugby competition. DTZ’s mixed team beat off competition from teams including WM Morrison, KPMG, DWF, Baker Tilly, Michael Page, Grant Thornton and Ernst and Young.

On route to the final DTZ played and won against Walker Morris, Deloitte, DAC Beachcroft and Simpson Millar. In the final round DTZ found themselves up against four times champions PwC. The final game was a very close fought match with DTZ eventually winning one try to nil. The final game was a very close fought match with DTZ eventually winning in golden point extra time with team captain Paul Mack scoring a length of the field intercept try to win one try to nil.

Arranged by Ernst and Young and Wooden Spoon for the 5th year running, all entrants paid £250 each for entry to the competition.  

Chris Jayne, DTZ Leeds commented: “Thanks to Wooden Spoon, Moortown RUFC and Tom Harvey, Ernst and Young for organising this superb event.  There was nothing to separate PwC and DTZ in the final and it could have gone either way right up until the final whistle. DTZ’s team showed great determination and team work in bringing this win home.”

Tim Cameron-Jones, Head of DTZ’s Leeds office and the northern region commented: “DTZ demonstrated how good team work, communication, skills and experience can really pay off - plus some South African imported grit and gamesmanship! I was very proud to see the team lift the trophy. Most importantly, the event contributed to a very worthy cause.”    

DTZ’s team’s members were: Ben Hunter (Corporate Real Estate Consulting), Paul Mack (Industrial), Jacques Esterhuizen (Industrial), Victoria Hogg (Corporate Real Estate Consulting), Hannah Thomson (Rating), Chris Jayne (Retail), Anthony Clitheroe (Development Consulting) and Philip Shopland-Reed (Professional Advisory Services).

Details for the Wooden Spoon can be found at: www.woodenspoon.com.

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 1st July 2013 (updated 08/07/2013)

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