WFBA's football team get off to a flying start in the aid of a local charity

The WFBA football team was back in action again last week, this time partaking in an AECOM sponsored charity football tournament in the aid of ‘Friends of PICU’ where a total of £654 was raised by the 19 competing teams including AECOM, Morgan Sindall Construction, Stride Treglown, TNG Consulting and well as many others.

The WFBA team which consisted of Yousef Al Hilly, John Comer, Louis Cornell, Fabio Parisi, Bruce Harper, Sam Wicks and Ed McDade got off to a flying start with a 4-2 victory but were eventually eliminated by TNG Consulting on goal difference.

The ‘Friends of PICU’ charity was started by parents of children who have been cared for in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton University Hospital. Friends of PICU works to provide vital equipment and services to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton University Hospital that is not always provided by the statutory authorities. For more infomation visit friendsofpicu.org.uk or click here to donate.

 

WFBA’s Football team in action at the AECOM sponsored charity football tournament in the aid of ‘Friends of PICU’

 

Latest recruit to the cycle club inducted!

An early morning introduction ride for our latest member of the club, Eddy Byfield.  Eddy is our summer placement student from Portsmouth University and only started on Monday but was keen to join in.  A very small party this morning with Patrick Fisher and Nick Groves taking Eddy around the short induction route.

 

WFBA Cycle Club members (left to right) Nick Groves, Eddy Byfield and Patrick Fisher

 

Tour de France Route Cyclist Brian Fundraises for Prostate Cancer

Its only 4 years since Brian Morton, 52 from Totton started to keep fit by entering cycling events across the UK, now he is to participate in the Grande Depart Classic on the 29th June which uses 120 miles of the imminent Tour De France route from Brussels.  Brian, encouraged by fellow cyclists and colleagues at Romsey based consulting civil and structural engineering company WFBA is targeting to raise at least £1000 through sponsorship for Prostate Cancer UK.    

“This will be a challenge for me as the furthest I have tackled to date is 100 miles in the Midlands Velo in May.  I’m told the route is reasonably ‘flat’ so that should help me cover the extra 20 miles,” said Brian Morton.

 Nick Groves, fellow cyclist and Managing Director of WFBA, said that the company will sponsor Brian with £250 on top of individual sponsorships from his colleagues and contacts within the construction industry.

 “We are keen to promote a happy and healthy workplace to fight against the stress and challenges of the busy company. Alongside cycling we also have a 5-A-Side football team which competes regularly against other businesses within the construction industry,” said Nick Groves.

 Anyone wishing to support Brian and donate to Prostate Cancer UK can visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brian-morton67

 

(left to right) Steve Hollick, Yousef Al Hilly, Brian Morton, Nick Groves and Patrick Fisher.

 

Firms Fitness Initiative Creates Football Team

If you work for a civil and structural engineering consultancy, there is a high probability that most of the working day is spent seated using an IT system.  Being keen to promote a happy and healthy workplace, Directors at the Romsey based consultants WFBA have encouraged their staff to form a 5-A-Side football team which competes regularly against other businesses within the construction industry.   

“It’s a great way of offering a challenge to the guys to get away from their desks and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The football has become a weekly team building exercise with us training together and playing monthly competitive matches,” said Technical Director Steve Hollick, who used to play as a semi pro goalkeeper and is a former goalkeeping coach and manager for AFC Totton. 

The matches also act as a networking opportunity.  “It’s a superb way for the younger members of staff to meet their contemporaries from other companies we work with and put a face to a name.” said Steve.  “The WFBA team have enough players to challenge teams at 5, 6 or even 7 a-side and are able to travel to matches to suit our opposition, but normally the games are hosted around the Southampton area.” 

With spring approaching, the formation of a cycle team is now in progress so that other members of the company can participate using their rural office location as a base to enjoy the Hampshire lanes and countryside. 

Any business wishing to play against the WFBA team can contact Steve.Hollick@wfba.co.uk

 
 

A better way to start a Friday?

What better way to start a Friday than a little outing around the Test Valley with the ever expanding WFBA Cycling Club. A chilly start but some stunning scenery in the early morning sun greeted the Peloton which welcomed Jamie Harper for his first outing along with Steve Hollick, Patrick Fisher, Nick Groves and yours truly.

#cycling #scenery #structuralengineering #WFBA

 

Left to Right: Brian Morton, Steve Hollick, Nick Groves, Patrick Fisher and Jamie Harper

 

Having a blast!!

#WFBA #cycling club taking full advantage of the milder weather this morning for a quick blast around the Test Valley area. Today’s peloton included Brian Morton, Patrick Fisher, Alastair Craig and the Birthday boy Steve Hollick.

#WFBA #cycling #structuralengineering #itsfriday

 

Left to right: Brian Morton, Steve Hollick, Alastair Craig and Patrick Fisher