Supporting Barnardo’s in Yorkshire...
Date announced 12th September 2013
The 2013 game will once again take place at MEPC's Wellington Place scheme in Leeds city centre followed by a dinner at The Queens hotel.
Having raised more than £100,000 for good causes over the last four years, the organising committee has set a record target of £35,000, with all money being donated to children's charity Barnardo's.
Jonny Phillips, of Beach Baker Property Recruitment, who founded the game with GVA's Iain McPhail nine years ago, said: “with the event now a mainstay in the property calendar and following last year's success, we are aiming to raise our biggest ever target for Barnardo's which is a fantastic charity supporting vulnerable children, amongst others, in the local community.”
Almost 500 business professionals attended last year's dinner, which followed a match between property agents and their clients, and will once again feature a comedian in September.
Committee member Craig Burrow, director at Bruntwood in Leeds, urged companies interested in sponsoring the event to come forward.
Mr Burrow said: “We have already had a huge amount of interest from firms wanting to attend this year's event and given we sold out last year I would hate for anyone to be disappointed if they miss out on table. "There are a number of sponsorship packages which offer excellent exposure to the Yorkshire property market at very reasonable prices.”
It is hoped that a number of 'big names' of the football world will play in the game, which was last year won by the property agents who beat the developers and clients team for the second year running.
In 2012 Property and business professionals from across Yorkshire helped raise more than £25,000 for charity at the Yorkshire Property Charity Football match and dinner. TV comedian Milton Jones joined former professional footballer and Sky Sports pundit, Dale Tempest, as well as a host of businessmen from across the county for a match that saw Yorkshire Property Agents beat Yorkshire Property Professionals 6-4.
David Woolman of Town Centre Securities scored a hat-trick for the professionals team, but the man of the match award was awarded to Agents goalscorer, Matt Lapianka, of Savills, by Wellington Place marketing manager, Dominique Simcox. Milton Jones then performed at a special sports-themed post-match dinner for more than 400 people at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds, where auction prizes included a trip to Las Vegas, a signed Manchester United football shirt and a shirt signed by the country’s top referees, which was kindly donated by match-day referee, Martin Atkinson.
The match was played on the purpose built, full sized football pitch at MEPC's Wellington Place scheme. Ms Simcox said: “This is the second time we have hosted this match. It is such a fantastic event and it’s great to get everyone together and competing for such worthwhile charities. “It was great that so many people wanted to get behind this event again this year and helped to raise much-needed funds for Barnardo’s and The Yorkshire Cancer Centre. “Although it was all in the name of charity, the teams really gave it everything they had during the match and did themselves and their companies proud. “As you would expect, some of Milton Jones’s skills kept both the opposition and his team mates guessing, but his real star turn was at the dinner, where he had everybody there crying with laughter.”
Organising committee member Jonny Phillips added: "We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the game and attended the dinner.
"It was a fantastic occasion and really demonstrated the generous nature of business people in Yorkshire."
Media partner for this year's match is TheBusinessDesk.com.
To sponsor the event, take a table or for further details email Jonny Phillips at
If you would like to make a donation to Barnardo's in support of this event, please email Kirsty Guy at