WINCHESTER’S architects raised £200 as they launched a new five-a-side football tournament.

On Saturday (June 15), the first annual AR Design Studio invitational five-a-side football tournament was held.

Eight teams took part in the showdown at Kings’ School, with all proceeds going to Shelter, the housing and homeless charity.

The teams were drawn from seven architectural practices: AR Design Studio, ADAM Architecture, Re-Format, Lyon+Sleeman+Hoare, David Morley, Design ACB and Design Engine, whilst Mike Jacobs and S Spreadbury Roofing represented the construction industry.

The final was an ‘Architects versus Builders’ affair, as S Spreadbury proved too strong for ADAM Architecture.

Andy Ramus, founder and director of AR Design Studio, said: “We were delighted to see so many local architectural firms coming together to compete in the tournament and raise money for Shelter. The day could not have happened without the fantastic support from RIBA and BD online.”

Jonathan Rickard, Hampshire branch representative of the Royal Institute of British Architects awarded the trophies.