Emsleys and Connect Housing Association 5 a Side Cup Tournament

The annual Emsleys/Connect Housing Association 5 a Side Cup tournament was held on on Friday 13th July, at Goals in Leeds, supported by 11 teams drawn from the world of Social Housing in Yorkshire, with teams travelling from across the county.

This year the Emsleys team were augmented by close season signing, (for one night only) the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC who put in a solid midfield performance, creating a last minute goal from nowhere, but sadly that was not enough to propel us into the final. I tell my team every year it would be wrong for the host team to win, and every year they absolutely take that on board.

Keir was gracious enough in his shared defeat to award the prizes to this year victors. The 2012 Champions were Sanctuary Housing, who beat Huddersfields' Sadeh Lok in the final. Congratulations to Sanctuary's efforts, and to Sadeh Lok for picking up the air Play and Golden Boot awards.

Thanks to all the teams that took part:

  • Accent Housing
  • Action Housing and Support Ltd
  • Chevin Housing Association
  • Connect Housing Association
  • Emsleys
  • Leeds Action to Create Homes
  • Leeds Federated Housing Association
  • Pennine Housing 2000 Ltd
  • Sadeh Lok Housing Association
  • Sanctuary Housing Association
  • Yorkshire Housing Association
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