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Jacksonville Jaguars win LGT Vestra's seventh annual dodgeball tournament
11/05/2018 , Cityfly

Jacksonville Jaguars, the UK’s NFL home team triumphed taking first place in LGT Vestra's seventh annual dodgeball tournament, officiated by Dodgeball UK.

Named the ‘Average Jags’ the team battled in fancy dress against 29 other teams from across the city, the most number of teams ever entered in the event at the HAC (Honourable Artillery Company) on City Road, London, yesterday (10/05/2018).                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                     Jacksonvilles Jaguars' 'Average Jags'

Dressed in their official Jacksonville Jaguars sporting attires the American based football team won the cup title by beating Winterflood Securities’ ‘Winterflood Salad Dodgers’ team.


                                                                         Winterflood Securities’ ‘Winterflood Salad Dodgers’ 

Last year’s tournament saw, accountancy firm Saffery Champness triumph for the second year in a row beating asset manager Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

The charity sporting event, held this year raising funds for The Prince’s Trust, also featured a raffle competition and a prize for best fancy dress which was awarded to London Metal Exchange’s ‘Pour Some Sugar On LME’.  

Although no certain figure of the amount raised yet is confirmed, a spokesperson from Vestra told thewealthnet that this year’s event is “expecting to be our most successful fundraising year.”

Ben Snee, chief executive of LGT Vestra said: "Thank you to all the teams who joined us for our 7th annual Dodgeball tournament yesterday. We were delighted to be joined by so many in support of our charity partner, The Prince's Trust. This year's tournament was our largest to date and saw a great level of competition, as well as some fantastic fancy dress. We look forward to welcoming the teams back next year."

PAM Insight who acted as the official media sponsor for this year’s dodgeball tournament came in third place. 


                                                                PAM Insight's 'Should I Dodge or Should I Throw'


About The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is a UK youth charity helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people aged 11 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Many of the young people the charity help are either leaving or in care, homeless, have mental health issues or have been in trouble with the law.

Through a number of support programmes The Prince’s Trust gives young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives by helping them develop key skills while building their confidence and motivation. 

Over the past four decades The Prince’s Trust has helped 870,000 young people and continues support over 100 more each day. The charity has returned  £1.4 billion in value to society through its help for disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone. 

 Pictures: Jonathan Marriott

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