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Thornton Sports gear up for UK Corporate Games

Thornton Sports’ 5-a-side football team have spent the past two months eagerly training for the upcoming UK Corporate Games. Held in Preston this year, the UK Corporate Games is an annual multi-sport festival where businesses and organisations of all sizes come together to compete in 20 different sporting categories.

The team are entering into the Soccer 5’s category and have been practicing for the Games at Accrington Academy, which is a pitch they are familiar with as Thornton Contracts constructed the Academy’s pitch back in 2011. The project involved the construction of a new floodlit SoccerTurf 40 M 3G pitch over an old site compound area which was left over from when the Academy building was first constructed. 

Mike Steer, Design Manager for Thornton Contracts speaks about the Games, “This is the first time we’ve entered the UK Corporate Games, and we’re all looking forward to competing. It’s a great way to bring businesses together in a fun and competitive environment. Let’s just hope we don’t get knocked out in the first round!”

The UK Corporate Games will be held at UCLan’s Sports Arena, which is another project Thornton Contracts were involved with. Thornton Contracts constructed two sports pitches, a tennis court and 5-a-side pitches at the University in 2010. Mike continues, “It will be a great feeling to compete on the 5-a-side facility that Thornton Contracts constructed. Whether it will give us some competitive advantage, we’ll have to wait and see.”

The UK Corporate Games will be held at UCLan Sports Arena on 14th – 15th July. Thornton Sports’ football team will be playing their first match in the Soccer 5’s on Saturday 14th July at 13:10 at UCLan Sports Arena Astro 5’s, Tom Benson Way. Please come down and show your support!

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