Tuesday evening saw a team from Southampton-based creative communications agency, Carswell Gould, travel to the home of Southampton FC to take on e-commerce management firm Green Snow’s squad, in the inaugural St Mary’s Invitational Cup.
On the night, Carswell Gould came out on top with a 5-1 win, with Rich Kell from Bacardi winning man-of-the-match for his scintillating performance on the pitch.
Players were encouraged to raise money and donate to the Saints Foundation charity, helping people fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.
The game attracted players from all over the country, from Liverpool to London, as Carswell Gould invited it’s clients to join them in its team.
The game was part of Southampton FC’s end of season celebrations, where it has opened up the pitch to local schools, businesses and fans to play on the same turf that Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse have graced in the Premiership.
Gareth Miller, Managing Director at Carswell Gould, said: “It’s been a real honour to play on the pitch at St Mary’s and a great experience to involve our clients in. We were delighted to be able to put the relative footballing talents of our agency against the team from Green Snow, and in front of one of the biggest crowds this season. We’ve won many awards for our marketing work in the past, but this is the first time we’ve competed for footballing silverware. It’s also been fantastic to get together with a few of our clients in person again, rather than via a Zoom call.”
Steve Mills, Owner at Green Snow, said: “Every day we’re working with the likes of Team GB and Team INEOS Grenadiers to ensure their customers can access their quality products online, so sport is key to our business’s DNA, but it’s fair to say that 90 minutes in the heat at St Mary’s Stadium was an entirely new challenge. It’s a great experience and nice to be able to raise some money for the Saints Foundation at the same time.”
For more information on the St Mary’s Invitational Cup visit football.carswellgould.co.uk.