Last week I had the opportunity to combine two of my great loves.
Networking and football.
I’m a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, so I often go to meetings and networking events organised by them.
And as you know, I am a HUGE footie fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out where their next big event would be held.
None other than the England football team’s training ground, St George’s Park.
Of course, I signed right up!
In the run up to the event I was like a kid counting down to Christmas. It couldn’t come soon enough. Eventually, the big day came and I hopped in my car and made my way to Burton on Trent.
It was a brilliant event, as always. More than 60 people attended and the quality of the network was very high.
I caught up with some old friends and made some new acquaintances too. Always good for a business like mine.
I was hoping for a tour of the facilities. It’s usually possible for people visiting for events to get a peek behind the scenes. But unfortunately it wasn’t to be this time because the England team were on site, so security was on lock down.
Although I would have LOVED a behind the scenes tour, I was excited to have ticked another thing off my Bucket List and stepped foot inside the infamous St George’s Park… Just metres away from the England team!
Maybe next time I get the behind the scenes tour too…