Published on 21/07/12


Colmore Business District was proud to hold its very own community games event in July, with a day of fun-filled activities provided by England HockeyBritish Rowing and Ping! Table TennisCommunity Games provide a great opportunity to get the local community together to take part in sporting and cultural activities inspired by, and in celebration of, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Live music opened the event, provided by reggae, blues, ska and rock n roll band – The Broombusters.  Independent business, At One Day Spa provided free of charge sports massages for participants and guests to the event.

5-aside rush hockey tournaments took place with teams from the CBD business community from 12pm to 4.30pm.  Over 20 organisations signed up with teams. The confirmed teams were:

Pool A – 12pm – 1.15pm 
Team 1 Allied Irish Bank (GB)
Team 2 West Midlands Police
Team 3 Barclays
Team 4 Turley Associates
Team 5 BNP Paribas Real Estate
Team 6 Browne Jacobson LLP
Team 7 Lloyds Bank
Team 8 Squire Sanders (UK) LLP

Pool B – 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Team 1 Amey
Team 2 Ernst & Young
Team 3 FleetMilne Residential
Team 4 Gambling Commission
Team 5 KPMG
Team 6 Pinsent Masons LLP
Team 7 Peter Brett Associates LLP
Team 8 Wragge & Co. LLP

Pool C – 3pm – 4.15pm
Team 1 Brewin Dolphin
Team 2 Computer People
Team 3 Colmore Business District
Team 4 ETC. Venues
Team 5 De Vere Venues Colmore Gate
Team 6 Eversheds LLP
Team 7 Gateley LLP
Team 8 IDEX Consulting LLP

The winners of the tournaments were West Midlands Police, Ernst & Young and IDEX Consulting LLP.

Prizes were kindly donated by The Jekyll & HydeMetro Bar & Grill and All Bar One.

Freelance broadcaster, Howard Bentham was the guest commentator during the tournaments.