On Thursday 14th June 2018, the annual Electronic Sourcing Industry Football Match was held at the Sussex County FA stadium in Lancing. With twelve football teams competing (compared to last year’s eight teams!) for the GELEC Cup and Electronics Sourcing Shield, it was the largest football tournament to date.
The teams who competed for the title in League A were GELEC, Farnell element 14, NCAB Group, CCL, Rutronik and eBOM. In addition to this, League B teams were Harwin, Avnet Abacus / ETI, Photronix, Electronics Sourcing, CamdenBoss and MMG.
At 10:30 am, the first round of football games kicked off. With only 15 minutes of football per game, the electronic industry teams ambitiously competed with their opponents.
After many competitive 5-a-side football matches had been played and tea / coffee consumed- the tense semi-finals got underway.
At 1:15 pm, the final for the GELEC Cup and Sourcing Shield kicked off. After many successfully played matches, the winners of the Sourcing Shield were Photronics. With a tense battle of penalty shoot-out between Avnet and Rutronik, Avnet were the proud winners of the GELEC Cup who were subsequently defeated in last year’s Electronic Sourcing Industry Football final against Premier Farnell.
With a tremendously successful football tournament and attendees, we are expecting an even greater turn out for next year which will be played on Thursday the 23rd of May back in Lancing!
Thanks to everyone’s generosity at the Electronic Sourcing Industry Football and ECSN Dinner, the local charity ‘Albion in the Community’ raised a grand total of £3,034.90. The generous donations will be helping towards delivering high-quality accessible opportunities that improve the health and wellbeing, education and aspirations of our community.