The inaugural Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football tournament took place on Saturday 11th August at Deepings Leisure Centre. 10 teams competed in two groups of 5, with the top 4 teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stages. Burmor required a penalty shootout in each of the quarter finals, semi finals and final of the competition to eventually emerge victorious. The photos below show the two finalists, Burmor Construction and Brook & Mayo, and the winning team holding the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield.
The tournament was organised in memory of Chris Dowd, who was both a Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a family member related to our family-run company, and who sadly died on Easter Sunday 2018 after a series of heart attacks. The tournament was in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and we are delighted to announce that over £1100 was raised on the day. We would like to thank the following companies who entered teams into the competition and contributed to the fund raising:
Aecom, Antares Installations, Attica, B-Safe Electrical Services, Bloom & Wake, Brook & Mayo, Burmor Construction, Floorspan Contracts, Grantham Ceilings and Interiors, MKM Building Supplies, Microbyte.
Donations are still welcome on the following website: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd
Burmor will defend the trophy in the summer of 2019 when the tournament will next be held, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.