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The first Football Tournament of the IT industry in Wrocław

/ 21.10.2022
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In September we held a very first edition of the Football Tournament of the IT Industry and it was a blast! The news spread among the IT enthusiasts (and not only them) like wildfire.

What was the reason behind creating such a sporting event? At VM, we put a great emphasis on in-house events to ensure our colleagues have a chance to meet-up after work in a more active manner. Our FC.VM football team meets weekly to train together, not for the sake of winning but just to have fun. They have been doing it for the past year, and we have noticed that it brings all of us a lot of joy. They all have dedicated football costumes, tailored to the league teams and they wear it proud! Such initiatives help create a bond between colleagues as team members as well as between them and the company.

The diversity of activities we participate in after hours is immense, as we try to match the wide number of interests represented by our specialists. That is why, you may find in our calendar events such as culinary workshops, ski trips, wine or beer tastings or a chance to take a course for a motorboat helmsman, which is extremely popular. This time, we also decided to involve people from other IT companies and encourage them to compete together on the football field.

You can say that love for sports and technology as well as opening up to people outside the company were the main reasons behind the tournament.  

   

A few words about the event – we wanted for the players to feel the atmosphere of a true competition. That is why, we divied the game the same way it is done during the World Cup. At the very beginning, the teams had to leave the group by winnning a match. Next, they played in quarterfinals, semi-finals and as a last stage - the finals! The game was worth a shot, as the prize for the winner was a foosball table – a great way to practice before the next edition of the tournament. Of course, noone left the game without a medal, and those who got 2nd and 3rd best place receiver dedicated cups. We wanted to make sure that despite the outcome, everyone felt like a winner.  

 

We are aware that such initiatives are aimed not only at selecting the winner of the tournament, but above all at integrating people who combine enthusiasm for the IT industry and disseminating the idea of creating such sports ventures internally in other organizations. The FC.VM football team, which meets weekly on the pitch and trains for its pleasure, has been active in VM for about a year. However, all in the spirit of professionalism and in the company colors because each player was equipped with a personal football outfit, tailored to the league teams! 

  

The number of people involved in the organization of the tournament was massive. It required cooperation between our inhouse events and marketing departaments, the captain of our football team and many many others. The level of satisfaction and fun that we achieved among the participants gave us a boost to organize even more such events in the future. Our wonderful media team captured the most iconic moments of the tournament in the video below: https://youtu.be/fZ3QuNwbyfU

 

As an organizer, we were extremely pleased to hear such a positive feedback from the participants – it is always the best way to learn whether the event is a success or not. What is more, many people expressed their willingness to participate in subsequent editions – so we have an even greater dose of motivation to act in the upcomming year. We hope that in the next edition we will be able to gather even more football and programming enthusiasts on the field.

 

As an organizer, we were extremely pleased to hear such a positive feedback from the participants – it is always the best way to learn whether the event is a success or not. What is more, many people expressed their willingness to participate in subsequent editions – so we have an even greater dose of motivation to act in the upcomming year. We hope that in the next edition we will be able to gather even more football and programming enthusiasts on the field.

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Jakub Orczyk
Member of the Management Board/ Sales Director VM.PL
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