Grimsby hosts ABP World Cup

September 3, 2018

Left: 10 teams competed for the coveted ABP World Cup trophy at Bradley Pitches

This weekend, Bradley Football Development Centre in Grimsby hosted the 2018 ABP World Cup. Over 100 keen footballers took to the pitch on Sunday (2nd Sept) to battle it out for the coveted company trophy.

The tournament, which was launched in 2017, predominantly featured teams from across ABP’s operations on the Humber, but also saw colleagues travel across to compete from ABP’s port in Southampton and its rail terminal in Birmingham.

Immingham port tenants DFDS also put forward two competing teams, one each from their Logistics and Seaways branches.

Each team raised money for their own local charities in the five hour showdown which ultimately saw DFDS Seaways beat the ABP Hull and Goole Engineering team 1-0 in the final.

Iain Hutchison, ABP Employee Communications Manager and organiser of the event said: “Congratulations to DFDS Seaways for winning the ABP World Cup. We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at the Bradley Football Development Centre; their team was really helpful with the logistics of the whole event. We decided to ‘pitch’ our event up here for the second year running because as well as the pitches being good quality, it’s a fantastic opportunity for our teams from across the company to come to a region with so much on offer.”