Christy Media Solutions, the broadcast recruitment specialists, recently participated in the tenth annual Broadcast Fives Competition which is run in aid of The Vision Charity.
It was a great day out, with men and women’s 5-a-side football teams from companies across the sector, getting together for one day to claim the title of ‘Best Broadcast Industry Footballers in Britain’. Teams entered this year included key players in the business such as Disney, Avid, Arqiva, Bloomberg, MTV and of course, Christy Media Solutions.
In the ladies’ football, Christy Media were only narrowly beaten by the pink clad Princess Ladies in the semi finals. The Princess Ladies went on to win the group, but Christy were strong competitors and were only defeated after a nail-biting penalty shoot out.
Christy Media Solutions men’s team, previous winners in 2007, was sadly less successful this year. Used to leading the field of broadcast recruitment, the team battled bravely, but despite some close run matches, failed to do the job in either the Men’s Cup or the Men’s Plate. Football may not have been Christy Media’s forte on this occasion, but keeping their eye on the ball, when finding the right person for the right position definitely is!
The twenty-eight teams who lost in the first round of the Cup were entered into the Plate Competition and Christy were knocked out 2-0 in the second round of the plate by the eventual winners, Bloomberg. Bloomberg were surprise participants in the Plate, as they were former two-time winners of the Cup.
With a great turn out, fifty-two teams entered the men’s competition and the Cup was eventually won by Disney who had looked strong all day. Despite their results, both Christy Media teams had an enjoyable day and raised a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.
The Vision Charity declared the day a success as over £100,000 was raised for the benefit of Blind & Visually Impaired children. The charity funds projects throughout the UK providing equipment, activities & skills to broaden their horizons and engage with the community.