One month to kick-off as Yorkshire Property Charity Football returns

The Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match is back for 2022.

Inspired by the recent Euro 22 success of England’s Lionesses, the teams are preparing to leave it all out on the pitch as they look to raise money for the Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust.

The event will return on 16 September, following a three-year break due to the pandemic. It will be staged where the first match was played in 2005 – the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds.

Originally starting life as a grudge match between office and industrial agents in Leeds before evolving into an Agents versus Property Professionals encounter, the event has raised over £400,000 for the Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust which supports charities across Yorkshire, with Martin House Children’s Hospice named as this year’s charity partner for the match.

The Agents team are current reigning champions having taken victory on penalties in 2019 when the last game was played.

So, this year’s Property Professionals team, which includes landlords, developers, architects and engineers, are looking for revenge and to take home the bragging rights.

The match will be followed by a three-course fundraising lunch, including charity auction, raffle and entertainment, at the recently refurbished Queens Hotel in Leeds city centre, where the last remaining tables are currently available for £1,100 for a table of 10.

Visit www.yorkshirepropertycharity.com to book and ensure you’re not left on the bench.

Attendees will also hear from the most decorated Rugby League player in UK history, Jamie Peacock, about creating champion teams, a high-performance culture and the importance of focusing on wellbeing.

Jonny Phillips of The Sheriff Consultancy, founder of the Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match, said: “It is fantastic to get the event back up and running again after the ‘pandemic forced’ pause.

“Many charities have really struggled during the past couple of years, so we are really looking forward to a brilliant day which will raise precious funds for a fantastic cause in Martin House Children’s Hospice and the Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust.”

Matthew Wright of Bruntwood Works, organising committee member, added: “We could not deliver this event without the generosity and support of our sponsors Towngate, Bruntwood Works, Walker Morris, CEG, Town Centre Securities PLC, Blacks Solicitors, Wainwrights, Oak North Bank and Oktra.

“It’s going to be a great occasion – both on the pitch and off it.”

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