Staff and trainees at TTE have been trying to emulate Boro’s Gaston Ramirez and Alvaro Negredo at its annual 5-a-side charity football tournament, which raised £160 for children’s hospice Zoë’s Place.
Playing as hard as they work at TTE’s training centre in Middlesbrough, sixteen teams entered the tournament that took place at Goals Teesside, one of which was made up of TTE’s trainers and another of international trainees from Equatorial Guinea, who are on a 26-week residential course.
The Mechanical Engineering Team won the tournament overcoming the challenge of the Instrumentation Team in the final.
Each player donated £2 to take part in the tournament, which will be donated to Zoë’s Place as part of TTE’s continuing support for the charity. Earlier in the year 42 learners and staff took on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the children’s hospice. The contribution of the football tournament has help TTE raise over £5,000 for Zoë’s Place.
TTE Trainer Rory McIntosh, who organised the Three Peaks Challenge and the Football Tournament, said: “Our annual football tournament is always very competitive, but played with great spirit.
“Our trainees often work as a team in our training centre, which is an important part of their development, and it was great to see it transferred onto the pitch. And, just like the Three Peaks, it’s an excellent ways to bring our trainees and staff together, but perhaps not as tough a challenge!”