Sports Update!

The BTSS Football and Netball sports leagues and cups have now gone live!

The closing date for firms to enter a team has now passed, however, there are still spaces available on the BTSS Mix Netball team.

If you are interested in joining this team, please email our Sports Secretary at sports@btss.co.uk

FINAL IFT – Volleyball – Tuesday 14th October!

Gateleys are currently at the top of the IFT leaderboard, however, that top spot is still within reach for a few very determined teams – it all now rests on the final tournament! It is time to start getting your teams together as the sixth and final IFT event is 2 weeks today! The details are as follows:

Event:                   Volleyball

Date:                     Tuesday 14 October 2014

Time:                    18:30 – 21:00 (each firm’s team captain must sign in between 18.00 and 18.30. Games will commence promptly at 18:30)

Venue:                 NIA Community Hall (NIA Sports and Leisure Centre, National Indoor Arena, King Edward’s Road, Birmingham B1 2AA)

As this is the final IFT event let’s go out with a bang and make this the most well attended event yet!

 

IFT Table Update – September

 

IFT LEADERBOARD

Position

Team

Points

1st

Gateley

57

2nd

Browne Jacobson

51

3rd

Wragge Lawrence Graham

42

4th

Eversheds

36

5th

Irwin Mitchell

26

6th

Pinsent Masons

21

7th

Higgs

20

8th

Misfits

11

9th

SGH Martineau

8

10th

Weightmans

8

11th

Shakespears

5

12th

Squire Sanders

4

13th

Anthony Collins

1

 

IFT – An unlikely footballer by Rachel Pearson

Being on the BTSS committee, I always like to attend Inter-Firm
Tournament (IFT) events to support the society and meet our members. I cannot however claim to be a naturally sporty person by any means! I was particularly nervous about IFT football. I thought it would be lots of guys who knew what they were doing (showing off!). Not enough people wanted to play from my firm,so I joined another firm’s team. However, the rule that one girl had to be on
the pitch at all times meant that I ended up playing for several other firmsand misfit teams who hadn’t managed to convince a girl to come along.

Despitemy initial nerves I ended up having an absolutely great time. Turns out I am OK at tackling, but not so good at shooting on goal. The ball just seems to go in the opposite direction to where I am intending it to go. The boys on my team were nice and even passed me the ball a few times. I am proud to tell you that I scored once and performed an “assist”!

After my experience at IFT football Iwould urge all members to come along to as many IFT events as possible, even if they are unsure about the particular sport on offer. I was uncertain about
football, but ended up having a fantastic time. It also doesn’t matter if you can’t get a whole team together. I was the only person from my firm to go and there were plenty of teams I could join.

There is also nothing like three hours running around to burn off the day’s stress. If you have any questions about the IFT please contact Alexandra Simon at sports@btss.co.uk

 

IFT – Football – Tuesday 19th August

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Inter-Firm Sports Trophy – Football Tuesday 19th August!

The IFT is well underway and the tournaments played so far (Dodgeball, Rounders and Netball) have been a great success! Well done to those who joined in and congratulations to the following interim champions:

  • Dodgeball Champions – Gateleys LLP
  • Rounders Champions – Browne Jacobson LLP
  • Netball Champions – Gateleys LLP

Gateleys are currently dominating the leaderboard (see below), however, this could change following the next IFT event, details of which are as follows:

Event:                   5-a-side Football

Date:                     Tuesday 19 August 2014

Time:                    18:45 – 21:45 

Venue:                 The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 7ET

As a reminder, there is no upper limit to the number of trainees that can be involved. However, the normal team size for 5-a-side is, of course, 5. Newly qualified solicitors and other staff can also take part if numbers need to be made up and there will be a “Misfits” team for those who may struggle to put a full team together. For more details please email our Sports Secretary, Alexandra Simon, at sports@btss.co.uk

 IFT LEADERBOARD

(Following   Dodgeball, Rounders and Netball)

Position

Team

Points

1st

Gateley

38

2nd

Browne Jacobson

35

3rd

Wragge Lawrence Graham

26

4th

Eversheds

22

5th

Irwin Mitchell

14

6th

Weightmans

8

7th

SGH Martineau

8

8th

Pinsent Masons

8

9th

Higgs

8

10th

Squire Sanders

4

11th

Shakespears

1

12th

Misfits

1

13th

Anthony Collins

1

 

Inter-Firm Sports Trophy – Dodgeball Tuesday 27th May!

The annual Inter-Firm Sports Trophy Competition is fast approaching with the dodgeball event being just 2 weeks away! Make sure you get your firm’s entry fee to our Sports Secretary (sports@btss.co.uk) in time as the deadline for submission is THIS FRIDAY.

This year the competition is scheduled to run from May to October and promises a full programme of sports to meet every BTSS member’s needs.

The first event will be Dodgeball and will take place on Tuesday 27 May 2014 at the NIA.

Provisional dates for the remaining events are as follows:

Rounders – 17 June 2014

Netball – 22 July 2014

Football – 19 Aug 2014

Bowling – 16 Sept 2014

Volleyball – 21 Oct 2014

There is no upper limit to the number of trainees that can be involved. However, the normal team size will be seven. Newly qualified solicitors and other staff can also take part if numbers need to be made up and there will be a “misfit” team for those who may struggle to put a full team together.

We look forward to receiving your entries by Friday 17 May 2014 and making the 2014 competition a great success!

BTSS Netball Cup – teams needed!

The BTSS Netball Cup is almost upon us. There are still a few spaces available on a first come first served basis to play up to 4 matches depending on your progression through the various stages.

 

If you are looking for a few extra netball games or are just interested in getting involved in the Birmingham legal netball scene,  please contact us by Friday 22 November 2013. Teams who are currently in the league have automatically been signed up.

 

IFT Results

Congratulations to all of those who participated in this year’s Inter Firm Trophy. The competition went down to the wire after 17 firms battled it out across the 6 disciplines of dodgeball, rounders, netball, football, bowling and volleyball.

The final results will be announced at this year’s Annual Dinner on 1 November.

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