Football Frenzy

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Many of us here at Web Applications UK are football fanatics and enjoy watching the game as much as playing it. We currently have a variety of football related events including a competitive fantasy football league, a weekly 5 aside game, every Thursday as well as and FIFA 13 Xbox tournament.

With it being the beginning of a new month, the excitement in the office has built up again surrounding fantasy football as the Manager of the Month for October was announced – Chris Sweeney! Starting in September and ending in April, the manager of the winning team every month wins a £10 prize. If this isn’t enough, the top three managers of the whole season also win a cash prize of £50, £40 or £30! With around 30 Webbies taking part, this is a great way to get involved, get competitive and win some prizes!

Starting in October, the most recent football related event at Web Applications UK is the FIFA 13 Xbox Tournament. Played every lunch time in the board room, a group of Webbies compete in a FIFA match against each other with the hope of winning a range of prizes at the end of the tournament. These include a personalised trophy, a large Domino’s pizza and most importantly, the title of FIFA 13 Champion 2012!
Each player has played 3 games so far, with Software Engineer, Richard Newman taking an early lead, winning two and drawing one! Even though the tournament remains in its early stages, the competition is very much established and I am looking forward to seeing how it pans out over the coming weeks!

Not everyone at Web Applications UK is football mad and we do have a range of events to suit everyone’s interests including board game club, movie night and curry club! Keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates!