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Bring on Brazil!

Bring on Brazil!

What a way to get us in the mood for the World Cup kicking off later this week!  A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Burness Paull Street Soccer Cup on Friday.  Basking in glorious sunshine at Powerleague Sighthill, 23 teams and over 140 players fought for the title in wonderful sporting spirit and in aid of an amazing cause.

Street Soccer Scotland is a non-profit social enterprise that delivers a range of football related services to socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland.  Its mission, inspired by the personal experience of its extraordinary founder and CEO David Duke, is to use football as a trigger to energise people who are socially excluded.  The sport related personal development and training empowers them to change their own lives for the better.  Today Street Soccer provides a range of programmes and activities across Scotland to over 5,000 people – a huge achievement.

For us, Friday was all about bringing together important business networks of Burness Paull, to have fun while raising awareness of Street Soccer and create the opportunity for Corporate Scotland to engage in the Street Soccer Business Club.  And it worked!  These personal words of encouragement from the legend Sir Alex Ferguson certainly helped.

The day’s football prowess was represented in teams from Cruden Homes, Grant Thornton, WH Malcolm, Santander, Bank of Scotland, Eric Young & Co, RBS, Adrok, Standard Life, Tesco Bank, Innis & Gunn, Principal & Prosper, Deloitte, Mazars, Highland Spring, Street Soccer and Burness Paull.  And it was a nail biting final - Burness Paull Aberdeen versus Cruden Homes.  A nil nil draw led to a highly charged penalty shoot out with Burness Paull Aberdeen stealing the prize.  A very deserving Cruden Homes were Runners Up and Street Soccer 2 took the Plate with West Sham (Grant Thornton) as Runner Up.  Other  accolades went to:  Danielle Kerr, The Innis & Gunners for Female of the Tournament and David Smith, Burness Paull Aberdeen stole Male of the Tournament and Top Goal Scorer.

So bring on Brazil – we’re good to go!

Peter Lawson, Partner

Burness admin