Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Team Weber Shandwick were involved in the Business Fives in Edinburgh last week, taking part in a highly competitive Professional Services division. 

The event, which helps support the Trussell Trust, was held in Sitehill, and brought teams from across Scotland to play five-a-side, represent their companies and raise money for charity.

While the team didn’t quite make the impact they were hoping for on the pitch, there were positives and some fine goals scored, especially from a predatory Rory Brown and Nick Hanlon, who scored from his own half. Rory finished top scorer for team Weber Shandwick with four goals.

Niall Young of the Design team harried and closed down well, Luke Skipper and Conor Magowan from Public Affairs linked up effectively, and a special mention goes to Duncan McKay, who returned from a career threatening injury to save a penalty.

Team captain Thom Watt said: “The boys did well. We hung in there and gave 110%.

“With a bit more time to gel I think we’ve got the basis of a good team here. Hopefully we can make some additions to the squad in the coming months.

“If we’re looking at it from a PR point of view, we were ultimately eliminated by the team that went on to win the tournament, so there’s some consolation there.

“There were some weary legs the day after, but we know what we’ve got to work on, and hopefully we’ll come back stronger next year”.

Geoghegans won the tournament with a penalty victory over Harley Haddow.