Last Friday, 6 members of Skyhook’s squad took part in a 5 a side football tournament consisting of various companies within the games industry! The day was organised by SpecialEffect, a fantastic charity which utilises innovative technology to improve the lives of the physically disabled.

Skyhook Games, SpecialEffect, Football

The Skyhook boys put in a real shift and showed moments of real quality! The final two matches saw a 3-0 victory and a mighty comeback from 3-0 down to 3-3 in the last game secured a third-place finish in Group A! With this, they secured qualification for the next stage of the tournament! Not bad for a team which has never played together (most of the team also hadn’t taken to the pitch for a while either).

Skyhook Games, Football, SpecialEffect

The first round of the knockout stage saw Skyhook come up against the 2022 winners. The boys gave it their best but were defeated. Some of the team were beginning to feel the effects of the game time. Perhaps some more preparation and a better warm up would have us better prepared for next time! Still, a huge well-done guys! You all worked your socks off and did us all proud!

It was great to see so many in attendance to support such a great cause. Congratulations to everyone that took part! A massive thank you also goes out to SpecialEffect for inviting us along. Now to sit down, analyse the footage, go over the tactics and get ready to do it all again next year!

If you’d like to join the Skyhook team (not just for footballing reasons), you can find our vacancies on our careers page!