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18 July 2016

The annual Young Professionals v Young Lawyers Rounders tournament

On 30th June we held our annual joint event with the Warwickshire Young Lawyers. As usual this took the form of a game of rounders followed by pizza and networking.

The weather just about held out and, although it was very cold, it didn’t actually start raining until the last whistle had already blown.

I’m delighted to report that we had around 50 people take part this year. The Young Professionals narrowly beat The Young Lawyers in our first ever victory. It was fantastic to see people from so many different businesses and sectors take part, including representatives from the Coventry University Law Faculty, HCB Group and Lodders Solicitors, as well as from our sponsors.

Talking of sponsors we need to thank Robert Walters, St Ives Chambers and Wright Hassall LLP who all sponsored this year’s event. Without them we would have been unable to provide the food, drinks and equipment. I’d also like to thank the Xcel Centre Coventry who allowed us to use their facilities free of charge for the evening.

Rebecca Freeman gives the team a motivational talk

Rebecca Freeman gives the team a motivational talk

Getting ready to run for it!

Getting ready to run for it!

Some praise should go to Carl Malcolm from Legal and General, who I believe scored a rounder on every go! My personal highlight was when the 15kg of pizza turned up to feed us!

Attendees munch their way through 15kg of pizza - well it's hungry work playing rounders!

Attendees munch their way through 15kg of pizza – well it’s hungry work playing rounders!

The next Young Professionals event is Summer Networking at The Moorings at Myton on Tuesday 26 July at 5.30pm. The Moorings is run by two young entrepreneurs and has a large beer garden next to the canal (but also a large indoor area in case the sun we’re keeping our fingers crossed for doesn’t appear!). Please register for your place now so we know to expect you.

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