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The Brightwater Legal Cup in aid of MS

07 Sep 2017

Brightwater was delighted to host the Legal Cup a football tournament for law firms in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event was organised by Brightwater's Legal Consultant Andrew Currie on Friday September 1st from 5pm to 8pm at Stormont Pavilion.

Last Friday September 1st, Brightwater was delighted to host the 1st Annual Legal Cup, a football tournament for law firms in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Keen to do something to give back and raise money to support the MS Society, we thought there would be no better way than to align the fundraising effort by garnering the support of a profession renowned for being as generous in giving back as it is competitive. The tournament was organised by Brightwater's Legal Consultant Andrew Currie and raised over £1,200 for MS, a condition that has had a profound effect on the lives of more than one member of Team Brightwater and continues to touch the lives of loved ones today.

The event was a huge success with the teams cheering each other on and being ferociously encouraged with drinks and snacks from the Brightwater gazebo! Baker McKenzie became the overall winners of the tournament in a closely fought final against FinTrU who were very strong from the start. The Shield was won by Axiom Law despite  a depleted team plagued by injuries so I’m sure next year they will be even stronger! Arthur Cox looked strong and had some very fancy footwork, and Allen & Overy who were also fancied at the start to go far in the tournament did very well.  Carson McDowell’s team was initially brilliant but started to fade when they lost a key player to a hamstring injury. The much coveted wooden spoon (that’s how we’re spinning it anyway) went to the Brightwater team. We had our moments with our top scorer Andrew Currie scoring 5 goals in 4 matches,  however we didn’t quite have the firepower to overcome any team.   We did enjoy playing against all of those who participated on the day and a great time was had by all at the BBQ afterwards where the Cup, Shield, medals and the aforementioned wooden spoon were handed out!  Well done also to Chris Hill, Baker McKenzie’s goalkeeper who rounded off a great evening by winning Brightwater’s draw prize of a voucher to James St South Restaurant.

We’d like to offer a huge thank you to the referees for donating their fees to MS, a lovely tribute. A big thanks to Stormont Playball for giving us a very generous discount when they heard that it was for charity, greatly appreciated. A huge thank you to Tom Mallon and the entire MS Society. They are a superb organisation who do tireless work for MS. Last but by no means least, thank you to all the legal firms who participated on the day, on behalf of the MS Society Northern Ireland and Brightwater, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity! We’re already signing up teams for next year!