On a freezing night (16 October2023) at Padel Derby on Pride Park, Bates Weston’s 5 a side football team took on Innes England, Clowes Developments and Chevin Homes in a friendly tournament, instigated by the guys at Chevin.

We made it to the final, and in a thrilling match, where Bates Weston were 2 goals ahead at one point, Innes England equalised making it 2 all at full time.

The dreaded penalty shoot out ended with Bates Weston 2 – 1 up.

Result!The winning penalty

Our sincere thanks to Chevin Homes for organising and to the teams from Innes England and Clowes for taking part.

Wayne Thomas, Bates Weston’s Managing Partner and player /manager for the night comments:

“It was a really enjoyable night played competitively but in a great spirit, with thanks to Dan, John and James for arranging the court, referee and the refreshments. Unfortunately (for everyone else) there can be only one winner but we’re looking forward to doing it all again sometime in the new year.”