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Hilton-Baird sponsors ABFA 5-a-side


The inaugural ABFA 5-a-side Tournament kicked off at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire on Friday, 8th July, where the asset based finance industry’s finest footballing talent sought to get their hands on the brand new trophy.

Thirty teams, including the wonderfully named BDO Stoya Bucharest and Invoice Caledonian Thistle, formed six groups, with the top two from each group qualifying for the last-16 knockout stage of the ABFA Cup along with the three best third-placed sides.

The 15 sides that narrowly missed out were then entered into the Hilton-Baird Group sponsored Plate competition, which saw MCR beat Smith & Williamson in the final. Captain, Andrew Stoneman, was presented the trophy by Alex Hilton-Baird.

In the ABFA Cup, RSM Tenon Recovery – captained by Alex Meares – emerged victorious, defeating Generally Entertaining (GE Commercial Finance) in the final to scoop the major prize.

Congratulations to both teams on their triumphs and to the ABFA for organising such a successful and enjoyable event.