SharePoint Best Practices Conference – Football Tournament

That’s ‘soccer’ to North Americans and Australasians Smile


Yes, that’s right, I have decided to organise the traditional curtain raiser for the European Best Practices Conference – a five-a-side football tournament.  Game On!

The general idea is to bring together as many conference attendees, speakers and organisers together for a fun afternoon to catch up, play some football or simply spectate and grab a beer from the bar.  Many people will be travelling on Sunday from all over the world to meet at THE No1 SharePoint Conference, and this is a great way to meet up and literally ‘kick-off’ the week.

Here are the details:


Powerleague London City – 5-a-side pitch, all weather outdoor, bar on site (nice).  It is located between Old Street and Liverpool Street tube stations (about 10 minute walk from either).


Sunday 10th April, 4pm-6pm


Last years ‘World Cup’ didn’t pan out to well thanks to the infamous Ash Cloud, and I have decided this year will be more of a Wacky Races style event with teams as follows:

– Combined Knowledge

– Lightning Tools

– Team US

– Team UK

– Team Rest of the World


I currently have a list of approximately 15 people who have expressed a wish to play.  If you do wish to play, please get in touch ASAP via email ( or Twitter (@m_macrae) or via a comment on this post.

I will contact all players shortly to inform them of kit requirements etc.


The more the merrier – just turn up if you can make it.


Obviously none of this comes for free.  Currently my organisation Intelligent Decisioning Ltd are sponsoring the pitch hire, but if anyone would be interested in sponsoring the SharePint afterwards for example, please let me know.