AR Design Studio raise over £200 for Shelter in inaugural Five-a-Side Football Tournament
On Saturday 15th June, the first annual AR Design Studio Invitational Five-a-Side Football Tournament was held at Kings’ School, Winchester. Eight teams took part with all proceeds going to the housing and homeless charity, Shelter. The teams were made up of 7 architectural practices, AR Design Studio, ADAM Architecture, Re-Format, Lyon+Sleeman+Hoare, David Morley, Design ACB and Design Engine whilst builders Mike Jacobs and S Spreadbury Roofing represented the construction industry.
Despite grey skies the rain held off and at the lunch interval four teams, AR Design Studio, ADAM Architecture, Re-Format and S Spreadbury had qualified for the finals. The sun came out for the semi-finals where Adam Architecture and S Spreadbury won their respective matches to make it through to the ‘Architects versus Builders’ final. Despite strong resistance from ADAM Architecture and heroics from their goal keeper Robert Cox, S Spreadbury proved too strong, winning the match 4-0 and picking up the trophy.
Andy Ramus, founder and director of AR Design Studio commented, “We were delighted to see so many local architectural firms coming together to compete in the tournament and raise money for Shelter. The day could not have happened without the fantastic support from RIBA and BD online and we were honoured to have Jonathan Rickard, the RIBA Hampshire branch representative, to award the trophies.”
All proceeds from the event were donated to the housing and homeless charity Shelter with over £200 raised. Martin Gardner from www.spacialimages.com kindly donated his time as photographer for the day.
AR Design Studio will be organising the event again next year and if you would like to take part please contact [email protected]