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Jet2.com Finish Runners Up in Travel Trade “Copa De Espana”

24th June 2011 • Posted in Community, Announcements

Copa De Espana football team from Jet2.com 

The 2011 Travel Trade “Copa De Espana” 5-aside Competition was held at Liverpool FC’s famous Melwood Training Ground last weekend. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays both entered teams which included 17 members of staff from the Leeds Bradford Office.

Organised by the Spanish Tourist Board, a total of 16 teams participated in the tournament including Telegraph Travel, Thomas Cook and British Airways to name but a few.

Both teams dominated their opening games, with Jet2holidays thrashing trade rivals Thomas Cook 4-0 to finish second in their group. Jet2.com also finished second in their group after scoring a hatful of goals, narrowly avoiding Jet2holidays in the next round.

Despite a tireless performance from Jet2holidays in the rising heat, they were knocked out in the quarter finals to Cosmos 5-3. Jet2.com won their quarter and semi final games beating last year’s winners Telegraph Travel and Low Cost Travel along the way.

In the final Jet2.com met Jet2holidays’ conquerors’; Cosmos. With the scores level at half time, a number of injuries played their part and Jet2.com eventually lost 5-1. Player Manager Trevor Caplis (Charter Sales) reflected on his team’s efforts “We are disappointed we didn’t win, but there’s always next year. It’s the first time we have taken part so we’re proud of our achievements but we want to go back next year and win the tournament.” 

Neither team left empty handed however, Joe McCarroll (Web Designer) from Jet2holidays won 3rd Best Player of the Tournament, and Andrew Papworth (First Officer) from Jet2.com won 2nd best player of the Tournament and Top Goal Scorer with an impressive 14 goals.

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