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Local Businesses Help One In A Million Charity ‘Reach Towards Their Goals’ For Bradford’s Children and Young People

On 18th October 2022, local businesses came together to compete in the 10th annual One In A Million charity 5-A-Side Football Tournament, sponsored by Business Enterprise Fund, at the 5 A LIVE indoor football complex in Bradford.

Some outstanding football was on display as the One In A Million team, selected by Chief Executive Wayne Jacobs (which included current charity staff and former young people)  competed against a stellar line-up of local businesses; Business Enterprise Fund, Chadwick LawrenceNPS Engineering Group, Naylor WintersgillSchofield SweeneySwitalskis SolicitorsT L Dallas, Total Recruit Ltd, and Peace Studies University of Bradford.

The Tournament began with an evenly contested first round, leading into the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final. Congratulations to our event winners; One In A Million, runners up Chadwick Lawrence and third place Naylor Wintersgill.

Highest goalscorer of the tournament went to Patrick Sykes of Naylor Wintersgill who scored an impressive 14 goals!

What they said about the day………

Shaun Connell – Business Enterprise Fund, “We are delighted to sponsor the OIAM Charity 5-A-Side Football Tournament, a competition that brings together businesses from across the city. While all teams compete to wrestle the winner’s trophy from the OIAM team, we recognise that the real winners are the children and young people who are impacted by the important work OIAM facilitate. As sponsors, we thank all the teams for the good spirit in which they competed and the OIAM admin team for their excellent organisation. We congratulate the OIAM team for their successful defence of the tournament trophy. We also encourage businesses from across the city to support the fundraising activities of this excellent local charity”.

Asma Iqbal – Chadwick Lawrence“As proud Corporate Partners of One In A Million charity it is a pleasure for Chadwick Lawrence LLP to support their annual 5-a-side football tournament, raising money to support such a wonderful cause. All the proceeds go towards supporting children & young people living in disadvantaged communities of Bradford. Well done to all, it really was an enjoyable day!”.

Victoria Wainwright – Naylor Wintersgill“As a business we are very pleased to support One In A Million and their annual 5-a-side football tournament, which is a highlight in the calendar for our team. Well done to the One In A Million charity team, and I am naturally proud of our Naylor Wintersgill team”. 

Thank you to all teams and players for taking time out of their working day to take part. A huge thanks to Business Enterprise Fund for sponsoring this year's event. Your support helped make the day a great success raising vital funds for our work amongst children and young people living in disadvantaged communities of  Bradford and Keighley.

We would also like to thank our wonderful event hosts 5 Alive Indoor Soccer Centre in Bradford for supporting us over the tournaments' history.