Touch rugby to help charity

Touch rugby to help charity

Congratulations to winners Atkins and all the players in the Heathrow ‘touch rugby world cup’.

The tournament on 16 October, at Vandals rugby club in Weybridge, raised £16,500 for charity The Lighthouse Club.

Round robin matches started at midday, with Ireland (Pod Trak) v Scotland (Dyer & Butler) and Japan (Heathrow) v Russia (Beumer). VGC represented England, in group C, with their first round against Argentina (Balfour Beatty) at 12:50 and their second match against France (Atkins) at 13:40. Atkins went on to win the tournament.

The VGC team finished well in our group, but sadly we weren’t able to progress because of the points difference.

VGC in tremendous form on the rugby pitch
VGC in tremendous form on the rugby pitch

The VGC squad consists of:

  • wellbeing adviser Mark Burgess
  • labour manager Daniel Cooke
  • contracts manager Craig Cronin
  • logistics assistant Evie King
  • projects director Jacques Kriel
  • operations director Chris Ryan
  • personnel team leader Matt Teasdale
  • recruitment consultant Dan Templeton
  • rental agent Sasha Treadaway

Other teams in the tournament:rugby team playing

  • MACE (New Zealand)
  • Wilson James (South Africa)
  • RK Air (Italy)
  • Ferrovial (Namibia)
  • Maber Construction (Australia)
  • Wales (Morgan Sindall)
  • Georgia (Turner & Townsend)

VGC has been working at Heathrow for many years.

We support client Ferrovial Agroman with skilled workforce for taxiway upgrades. In addition, major VGC projects have included hangar modification for Morgan Sindall, and a large drainage contract at terminal 2 for Ferrovial Agroman.

The Lighthouse Club provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families. It runs the confidential Construction Industry Helpline (0345 605 1956), which offers emergency financial aid, advice on occupational health and wellbeing and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.