The third Kent FA Business Sixes Cup, sponsored by The Merit Group, occurred on Friday 29 September, at Kings Hill Sports Park.
Eight teams from six businesses from around Kent competed in a six-a-side tournament for a chance to lift the trophy.
Two groups of four teams battled through three group fixtures each to determine the quarter-final line-up.
The first quarter-final saw TMG United defeat Kent FA, whilst Bellway Kent defeated ISG Joinery. The two teams from DFDS met in the quarter-finals, and DFDS Logistics overcame DFDS Shipping to advance to the semi-finals. The last remaining semi-final place was taken by Sota Solutions, who needed penalties to beat ISG Legends.
Both were tight matches in the semi-finals, with Bellway Kent beating TMG United 1-0 whilst Sota Solutions defeated DFDS Logistics 2-0. The final was keenly contested, and the teams couldn't be separated, so it came down to penalties, and it was Sota Solutions that emerged victorious and lifted the Cup.
Mike Newton, Director at The Merit Group who sponsored the event, commented: "This was my first time on the pitch for a Business Sixes event, and I have to say I loved it.
"It was another fantastic Business Sixes hosted by Kent FA, with some great companies from across Kent competing. Merit was delighted to be able to sponsor the event.
"Teamwork and a strong work ethic are two of our key principles, and they're also two things you need when competing in sports. It was a great day, and we look forward to next year."
We want to thank all the teams involved, the three-match officials, our friends, and event sponsor, The Merit Group and Kings Hill Sports Park for their hospitality.
Plans are already afoot for the 2024 Business Cup, so watch this space.