Saturday 13 December saw our annual David Allen sponsored match day at Aspatria Rugby Club. Over 300 clients, colleagues and friends from the local community joined us for an afternoon of corporate hospitality as a thank you for their support throughout 2014.
Throughout the morning rain had been threatening but by kick-off at 2.15pm, though cold and windy, it stayed mainly fair and we were all treated to a great game of rugby. This year the Black and Reds were up against Furness RUFC. The match started off with a bang as Jack Clegg scored the first try for Aspatria just over a minute after kick off. By half-time the home team’s score had reached 31-0 and despite fierce competition from Furness right until the final whistle, Aspatria were unbeatable with a huge 50-0 win.
Pre-match our guests had the opportunity to make some predictions about the game by guessing the team that scored the first try and at what time, as well as what the half-time score and full-time score would be. Once the game had finished we were delighted to hand out our prizes to the winners. This was followed by the rugby club’s own raffle that was drawn by their very own Barney Clegg.
The day was a great success and gave us the opportunity to get together with clients and professionals in an informal environment. Not only did we all have a fantastic time but a productive one too with some forward thinking and positive chats with our clients. I would like to thank all of our guests for joining us, as well as extend a huge thanks to all at Aspatria Rugby Club for their wonderful hospitality. Everyone involved made it a truly enjoyable day.