On the 30 October, a JLT EB team took part in the Risk First five-a-side football tournament. The team, led by James Melsa, beat PwC, Punter Southall, Xafinity, SEI and Risk First to take home the trophy.
Although they started slowly, finishing third in their group, the team came alive in the knockout stages, beating Punter Southall 4-2 in the quarter finals. They then set their sights on SEI and demolished them in a 6-1 semi-final victory.
The final against First Risk, which was rather one sided in JLT EB's favour, eventually ended in a 1-1 draw and sudden death penalties. James and Phil scored, and First Risk missed their second penalty, leaving JLT EB to slam home the winner, and cue the wild celebrations.
The winner's shield is being engraved with the team name, which they will get to keep until they defend it again next year. The team, made up of James Melsa, Karl Moln Page, Chris Gawke, Phil Greenland and Jonathan West were truly superb, and worked extremely hard to ensure the JLT EB victory.