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The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

Round-up of the 2018 BDA Football Tournament

24th April 2018

The inaugural BDA 5-a-side Football Tournament, which was held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at "Goals Leeds", lived up to all the hype, with everyone's true competitive spirit on display as well as sportsmanship and a healthy dose of fun too!


A total of 11 teams took part; Aarsleff Ground Engineering; BAM Ritchies; Borehole Solutions; Borehole Solutions North; Bunch of Idiots (RD Drilling); Epiroc; GeoSonic; Pie Eaters & Two Toon (Tyneside Site Investigation); Socotec; Strata United and Terra Tek, split initially into two groups/league of 6 & 5 teams were drawn up and played each other in their respective group each. The top two from each group (first & second) went on to play in the "Championship" whilst the next two from each group (third & four) played in the "Plate".


Results from the Championship semi-finals were:

Borehole Solutions South 2 vs GeoSonic 1

Socotec 2 vs Bunch of Idiots (RD Drilling) 1


Championship final was between:

Borehole Solutions 2 vs Socotec 2

Socotec won on penalties 3 goals to 2


Results from the Plate semi-finals were:

Epiroc 1 vs Borehole Solutions North 2

BAM Ritchies 2 vs Terra Tek 1


Plate final was between:

Borehole Solutions North 0 vs BAM 4


Not forgetting the charity aspect, the BDA would like to say a big thank you all who took part in what looks set to be an annual event and of course the sponsors of the event, whose contribution was immensely important.

A selection of photographs can be accessed directly through the Goals Leeds website: and use the code 'bda18' in the results section (please note that the results posted on the site are not accurate).








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