Rudridge hosted their ninth annual seven-a-side sports event at Southampton FC’s St Mary’s stadium, where they swapped high-vis jackets for football kits. Playing alongside the staff at Rudridge were a number of former football legends, including Franny Benali, who spent most of his playing career at Saints, Paul Walsh, Michael Thomas, John Salako and Matt Le Tissier.
Rudridge’s annual event is supported by former England player Tony Cottee. For the event, the company was joined by a number of its customers and suppliers from across the country. In total, there were 10 teams, each of which included one of the ex-pros, competed in a series of matches throughout the afternoon, testing their skills and prowess alongside the legends.
The winning team, which included Tony Cottee, was announced as Stanton Strikers who narrowly beat last year’s victors Wavin Wanderers 2-1. The wooden spoon award went to The Aco Avalanche.
“Our annual seven-a-side football event is always a hugely enjoyable and competitive event. It is great to see everyone getting into the spirit of things and taking on the former football pros with such enthusiasm and determination. Congratulations to Stanton Strikers, who really gave the rest of the teams a run for their money,” said Clive Summerfield, Regional Director at Rudridge.
Rudridge is a civil engineering groundwork material specialist that has four branches across the South East in Farnham, Horsham, Brentford and Gravesend.