On another lovely summer day, 16 teams came down to Hartpury to compete for the 4th Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup. The annual corporate touch tournament offers teams a great opportunity to enjoy a day out of office, team bonding and networking.
Title defenders Rolls Royce managed to make it to the Cup final once again, however this year it was their opponents Deloitte, which had the last word in an exciting and very tight contest which ended 4:3. Hosts Hartpury lost to Deloitte in the semi-finals while Rolls Royce beat Safran Landing System in the other Cup semi-final.
It feels a bit like a home tournament as the Bamboos team returns to their training facilities at the stunning Shaftesbury Park to compete at the Godfathers Rugby Charity Touch tournament this Saturday.
The only corporate touch rugby tournament in Gloucestershire returns this week with 16 companies competing for the annual Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup. The fourth edition of the tournament features businesses from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol and Cardiff during a unique and action-packed day at Hartpury College and University.
For the first time, the event will take place on a Friday offering participating teams the opportunity to finish a hard-working week in style. The Challenge Cup was launched for the first time in 2015 as part of the World Cup Trophy Tour and is now a regular fixture in the busy rugby calendar of the college.
The annual Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup is back this summer, and it promises to become the biggest and best edition yet. Now, in its fourth year, this corporate touch rugby tournament has developed into a unique and action-packed day for businesses from and around the South West.
The event takes place on the 20th of July and has been moved for the first time on a Friday afternoon to give the 16 taking part teams the opportunity to finish a hard-working week in style. The competition was introduced in 2015 as part of the World Cup Trophy Tour and is now a regular fixture in the busy rugby calendar of the college.
Besides the Hartpury Sevens, the Corporate Challenge Cup is the second mayor rugby event 7 Bamboos Rugby organisesin partnership with Hartpury and the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.
For the participating teams, this is not just a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day out of the office together but also to generate valuable new links to other businesses in the area.
The teams comprise female and male players and matches last 18 minutes. After a round-robin style pool stage, the best four sides compete for the Cup trophy while the bottom four will target the Plate.
Previous participants include teams from all industries, such as Rolls-Royce, Deloitte, and Everyone Active. Co-hosts Hartpury College are also competing with their very own team of college staff.
The entry fee for a team is £125 and each team will get a touch rugby ball and free sports massage treatment provided by Dean Seeliger and his sports therapy students. To enter your team, please just visit the event page here or contact us.
Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup | Website
Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup | Invitation
The fifth edition of the Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup will take place on the 19th July 2019. The annual corporate touch tournament invites businesses, charities and educational institutions to get involved in this fantastic event.
The tournament is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day of team bonding, networking and of course loads of fun playing touch rugby, together with fellow workmates.
For the third time, the annual Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup returns this Wednesday in order to host some of the region’s biggest and most successful businesses for a day full of action.
The 10 participating teams from Gloucestershire and Bristol are coming together for a whole day of touch rugby at the glorious facilities of Hartpury College. The event was introduced for the first time in 2015 as part of the World Cup Trophy Tour and has since then developed into a regular fixture in the busy rugby calendar of the college.
In addition to the Hartpury Sevens, the Corporate Challenge Cup is the second mayor rugby event 7 Bamboos Rugby organises in partnership with Hartpury and the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.
For the participating teams this is not just a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day out of office together but also to generate some valuable new links to other businesses in the area. The teams consist of female as well as male players and matches last 18 minutes. After a round-robin style pool stage, the best four sides compete for the Cup trophy while the bottom four will target the Plate.
Last year’s winners and co-hosts Hartpury College will lead Pool A together with the second team of Safran Landing Systems, consulting experts Deloitte, car manufacturer Rolls Royce and the leisure centre chain Everyone Active.
In Pool B, Cup-finalists of 2016, Safran Landing System go head-to-head with Business West, South Gloucestershire Council, HCR Law and Osborne Clarke.
Website | Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup
Fixtures | Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup
Summer is almost here (finally) and spaces for this year’s Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup on the 20th July are filling up fast.
This year, we made a little change in the rules, which makes it much easier to get a squad together:
- Participating teams can include a maximum of two players, which aren’t employed by the company.
- In addition, teams are permitted to include family members in the squad, i.e. wives, brothers, sisters or children (15 years or older).
Please don’t forget minimum squad sizes are six, with at least two female players.
The other great change at this year’s corporate touch tournament is the day of the event. We moved the competition from a Wednesday to a Friday afternoon. We understand that for most organisations, it’s much easier to book time off for such an event when it is at the end of the working week. Plus, it’s a cheeky reason to stay around for a cold drink and some BBQ ?
In order to enter your team, please just get in touch or visit our event website.
HCCC2018 | Invitation
HCCC2018 | Information Pack
The fourth edition of the Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup is set to become the most popular one yet. This year we are expecting 16 corporate teams to participate. For the first time, we will welcome two Welsh-based sides in addition to businesses from Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Bristol.
At the third edition of the annual Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup, the team from Rolls Royce won the top tier title at their debut appearance. In a high-quality final against hosts and title-defenders Hartpury College, the world-famous engineering company scored 5 tries in order to secure the Cup trophy. Until the final Hartpury stayed unbeaten and managed to finish the pool stage in top-position.
During two intense Cup semi-finals, Hartpury beat Business West 4:3 to book a place in the final while Rolls Royce had to go all the way to extra time in a cracking match against last year’s finalists Safran Landing Systems to book the ticket for the final.
The losers of the Cup semi-final went head-to-head in order to play for the Shield trophy. And yet again it was an extremely tight affair with the slightly better end for Business West who beat Safran 4:3.
However, Safran Landing System still finished the day with silverware as their second team won by the Plate final in another close and thrilling match against a squad from the gym-chain Everyone Active.
Ten teams participated at this year’s competition split into two groups of five. The teams travelled from Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol to the stunning rugby facilities of championship side Hartpury RFC and Premiership outfit Gloucester Rugby. Touch rugby is an extremely popular format of the game and social as well as competitive leagues are held in many cities across the South-West.
A special thanks goes to the brilliant referees from the Gloucestershire and Bristol Refereeing Society as well as Dean Seeliger and his fantastic Sports Massage Students for their outstanding service.
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Results Group Stage & Finals | Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup 2017
Website | Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup 2017
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