Claranet Defeat AOL To Claim The ISPA Charity Cup
Claranet, one of Europe's most successful IT service providers, won the second annual ISPA Charity Cup on 27th October 2006.
The ISPA Charity Cup is a five-a-side football tournament for members of ISPA UK - the UK's leading Internet trade association. Fourteen teams battled it out for the coveted trophy, with all proceeds going to charity.
Claranet defeated defending champions AOL in a thrilling final. The game was goalless at fulltime and had to be decided by a penalty shoot out. Claranet held their nerve to win and claim the title.
The hero of the day was Claranet's keeper, Jason Keen the Business Operations Director, who saved four penalties and converted the crucial spot kick to spark wild celebrations.
We came so close last year, reaching the semi finals, so we were determined to go one better this year. It was a great effort by all the guys and marks another great achievement in our tenth year as a successful IT service provider.
Claranet were awarded the trophy by charity beneficiaries net2work, which help the poor and marginalised of the world gain access to the best resources, teaching, work and study opportunities available.
Plans are afoot to parade the cup during Claranet's tenth anniversary party, to be held in London next month. The event will celebrate the company's success in growing from a dial-up Internet access provider in the UK to a multi-national IT service provider across Europe.
About the Internet Services Providers' Association
The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) was established in 1995 as a trade association to represent providers of Internet services in the UK. ISPA promotes competition, self-regulation and the development of the Internet industry. For a list of members or other information about ISPA, please consult the website.
Net2work was established in 2000 as a charity organisation to help the poor and marginalised of the world gain access to the best resources, teaching, work and study opportunities available.