On the 3rd of June 2015, BBL Manpower were lucky enough to be invited to take part in an industry exclusive football tournament organised by media provider, Offshore News at the magnificent AZ Alkmaar stadium.
Among the 8 teams that were present, BBL were presented with a fantastic opportunity to meet, greet and network with our Dutch industry colleagues and share some thoughts over a game of football. Upon arriving at the stadium, BBL relished the opportunity to absorb the sheer magnitude of the stadium and to grab some quick photographs. We were then given a private tour of the grounds and corporate boxes by the club director before kicking off the first game of the tournament.
BBL Manpower kicked off the first game against Vroon, with a smashing 5-0 victory. The day proceeded with a number of 15 minute, knock out style matches. As the sun continued to fill the stadium, BBL continued with victory after victory going through 5 games undefeated bringing home the tournament trophy and confirming 10 seats at the next AZ game.
After the tournament concluded, we fired up the grill and enjoyed some fantastic BBQ and had the pleasure of breaking ice with the large network industry professionals introduced by Offshore News. BBL were taken away by the sheer level of detail that Offshore News had put into the event from the helicopter drone video cams, to the team kits, the stunning stadium views and 5* culinary experience. The event provided BBL with the perfect platform to understand our Dutch colleagues better, discuss business and share thoughts/ideas on how we can better the experiences of our candidates and clients.
The full line-up of teams competing in the tournament consisted of:
Vroon offshore services bv