Benefits of football for company teams

Benefits of football for company teams

Enter your company team into the Inter7s football leagues

Over the years we have had so many companies enter their teams into the leagues, from architect firms, gaming companies to butchers. For a company the benefits from entering a team are enormous. But don’t take our word for it, google any research and you’ll find a hundred good reasons yourself. In a study of workplace sport in UK businesses by Loughborough University, the doctors research findings found benefits for team function and organisational productivity, as well as employee health.

Over the years we have had so many companies enter their teams into the leagues, from architect firms, gaming companies to butchers. If you are a company the benefits from entering a team are enormous. But don’t take our word for it, google any research and you’ll find a hundred good reasons yourself.

In a study of workplace sport in UK businesses by Loughborough University, the doctors research findings found benefits for team function and organisational productivity, as well as employee health.“Workplace team sports should be considered by organisations due to the organisational benefits, such as reduced sickness costs and increased work performance and team cohesion among those participating.”   
Full paper:  What Benefits does team sport hold for the work place

Fun is essential 

Football is the number 1 sport in the world for a reason, it’s a lot of fun.  The idea of having fun in the workplace is a key factor for employee retention. Your company can lose employees for numerous reasons, but a lack of fun shouldn’t be one of them. And how much money would that save you in recruiting and re-training costs down the road?

Activities are better than happy hours


 After work drinks and socialising are great for some employees but not for all, they place all the pressure on social interaction and conversation. With a company 7 a-side team the activity becomes the focus and the social interactions and connections will come more naturally, especially to people who might not be the best at socialising. 

Social Connections pay dividends

Getting your staff out playing 7-a-side football in a company league, means that you are creating connections outside of the workplace, which will pay long-term dividends. One of the biggest reasons employee engagement suffers is staff don't feel like they are part of the team, so why not literally make them part of a soccer team and see if this different approach boosts morale in the office?


Further company advantages of Inter7s

- As a not for profit around 25% of your fees go to good causes
- Company matching can help double the charity pay outs 
- Your companies logos on Inter7s jerseys. water bottles, mugs and more 

Main Pic: Greyhound Recyling - Winners of the 2019 Champions League, who win a team trip to Madrid. 
Pic 2: Hubspot: Winners of the 1st Division Finals 2020