Channel Charity Cup - Post Event Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first inaugural Channel Charity Cup, which took place on the 25th May at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground.

This was a special day for everyone who took part, and even for the spectators who bravely cheered on their teams – despite the weather being one of the coldest in weeks!

Not only was it one of the last matches to be played at the historic Boleyn Ground, it was also a day of many firsts.

The first time we at Exponential-e have ever organised such an event, and the first time Eric Ascott held a microphone in his hand without singing!

A great team spirit was shown by all participants and tempers ran high at some points. Congratulations to Focus who were the tournament winners and to all team players who contributed to a great day for the Channel.

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The teams in all their glory

A cause for celebration

Here's a round up of the winners on the day.

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Tournament Winning Team - Focus Group
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Tournament Runners Up – IP Solutions

Player of the tournament
Conor Wilkins, Focus Group.

Top goal scorer
Jack Loraine, Focus Group.

Only hat trick of the tournament
Stuart Green, Opus.

Cross Bar ‘Champion’
Mason Brown, Exponential-e.

Most comedy cross bar challenge attempt
Neil Johnson, Opus.

Competitive Spirit Award
Andy Lindsell, IP Solutions.

And all for a good cause

As a valued customer of Exponential-e and a charity we look to support as much as we can we were delighted to raise £5000 on the back of our channel charity cup for Macmillan Cancer support. Pictured here is Noriko Homma, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan alongside Phil Toms from Exponential-e.

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Noriko Homma, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan.

As Noriko advised on behalf of Macmillan; "We know we have a very big task ahead of us this year and beyond. But we’re confident that we can achieve more than we ever have before, but we can only do this with your continued support. Thank you to everyone who took part in the Exponential-E charity football match. Part of the £5,000 raised could fund a Macmillan nurse for a month, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. As you can imagine this will make an incredible difference to people affected by cancer."

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And all for a good cause

If you are interested in putting a team forward for the 2017 channel charity cup please register your initial interest by emailing the Exponential-e marketing dept @

Will Focus be the winners in 2017 or will they be handing the cup to another Channel partner – watch this space!


Just some of the feedback we had from attendees:

Alternative Networks"Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for today- the teams really enjoyed it despite our lack of goals / points!"

Huw Allenson - Alternative Networks

SproutIT"Just a note to say thank you very much for yesterday. A great event, well organised and (mostly) played in a good spirit! The guys really enjoyed it, so thanks again."

Matt Torrens - SproutIT.

Alternative Networks"A great day and lots of money raised for a great cause."

Daniel Buss - Alternative Networks

Focus Group"We all had a great day and are looking forward to defending our title next year!"

Luke Hunt Focus Group

Opus Telecoms"The fact that it was the last season at Upton Park also added to it somewhat. It was well organised and the guys had (if a little competitively at times!) lots of fun. Think they are all feeling it today though. Football, some food and beers too, what more could anyone have wanted.“

Chris Terry Opus Telecoms