2015 Company Football Tournament

On 1st May, the traditional company football tournament again took place at the Knesebeck sports ground. Since last year BUTTING won the cup for the second year in a row, this year’s celebration for colleagues, families and friends was again organised by the Knesebeck family business in keeping with the motto: “Get the ball in the net!”

In dry weather, a total of 14 teams took part in the competition. This year the tournament even included teams from as far away as the location of our subsidiary, BUTTING Anlagenbau in Schwedt (Brandenburg). Teams from the following firms were involved: Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro (engineering office) , H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG(BUTTING full-time staff, BUTTING apprentices, BUTTING metal cutting, BUTTING 12-m-steel plate welding, BUTTING Schwedt), Hankensbütteler Kunststoffverarbeitung (plastics processing), Heinrichs Agrar (agricultural products), Isenhagener Kreisblatt (newspaper), LSW (energy provider), Meyer Haustechnik (home technology), Sportpoint (fitness center), Volksbank Wittingen-Klötze (bank) and the Wittinger Pflanzenhof (plant nursery).

Because of the high number of teams taking part, they were split into two groups for the tournament and played against one another in the group stage on three different pitches on small-sized fields. The ambition in the air could be cut with a knife and on the pitch everyone got stuck in. The teams took no prisoners, because of course they all wanted to win the trophy. Meyer Haustechnik and Sportpoint came through the semi-finals to meet in the final, while the Butting apprentices met the Isenhagener Kreisblatt in the third-place match.

After exciting final matches, the tournament victors were the Meyer Haustechnik team, who collected the trophy. Second place went to the Sportpoint team and the BUTTING apprentices came third. The Fair Play Cup was won this year by the Volksbank Wittingen-Klötze, which with a total of four female players was the only team to include women. The top goal-scorer award for the tournament went to Malte Gercke of the Sportpoint team.

Not only did the players on the pitch enjoy themselves, so did the large number of spectators. Food stalls kept hunger at bay, and anyone who fancied a go could play the “Wheel of Fortune” lottery for a small charge and win one of a number of prizes. The proceeds from the Wheel of Fortune, totalling € 359.50, and the entrance fees for the teams taking part, amounting to € 450, will be donated to the local team, VfL Knesebeck. The bouncy castle and the “Measure your scoring shot” system also helped to make sure that young and old were well entertained.

“The company football tournament focuses on strengthening the community of companies in our region. Everybody here can confirm that this expectation was well and truly fulfilled. It’s really good fun to be here. You can feel the good atmosphere and solidarity,” says Stefanie Tutay, Head of Personnel at BUTTING.

BUTTING congratulates the team from Meyer Haustechnik on its splendid victory and thanks all the company teams for taking part and for an all-round successful day. We’re already looking forward to the next time – which will be at the sports ground in Wittingen, since Meyer Haustechnik, as the title-holders, will be organising the event.

BUTTING – Progress by Tradition