Team Frankie’s

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WJ’s Sporting Success

At WJ we are defined by our people, and in order to allow them and the company as a whole to flourish and reach new heights, teamwork and a healthy body and mind are crucial.

 

WJ have a long established sporting pedigree on all levels with their involvement with Team Frankie’s, who have taken part in the prestigious Tour of Sharjah cycling races, to helping support Eton Manor Rugby Football Club Ladies’ Under 13 team, and WJ’s Middle Eastern Offices have got in on the act by helping to support and encourage all employees to get active!

 

It started with just two HR staff, who were eager to play badminton for fun and exercise, however this group grew rapidly to include other colleagues who were eager to join in.

Once WJ received an invitation for a local Basketball and Indoor Cricket competition it became a perfect opportunity to encourage more staff on all levels to get in on the act, and with the financial and supportive backing of the management Cricket and Basketball teams were formed.

The sports teams have proven to be very popular with the staff. Payroll Officer Tausif, appointed to the prestigious position of captain of the cricket team, said:

“Being assigned as the Captain of the Cricket Team is somehow a big responsibility which tested and improved my leadership skills. In the team, I always make sure that we practice enthusiasm and positive attitude. Sports really is a key for good communication and teamwork. Personally, I felt like my stamina has increased because of joining these sports. I want to suggest adding more sports in the future like chess, volleyball or bowling.”

Not only does the formation of these sports teams help employees enjoy their spare time, but the bond between players will help improve teamwork within the company, which we can take from the cricket pitch to the construction site. Design Manager Warren believes this will benefit employees and the company as a whole:

“This sports activity that we are having is like a team building. I believe this activity gives our Labourers a feeling of importance. It makes them feel they are really part of WJ”

This feeling was reiterated by Admin Assistant Anu:

“It is creating a good relationship between staffs and Labourers. Playing sports with your colleagues form a Team Spirit”

Head over to the Gallery to see more of our sporting stars in action!

 

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Dan CarpenterWJ’s Sporting Success
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UAE Update – Team Frankie’s – 2016 So Far!

So far 2016 has been a year of mixed fortune for WJ Groundwater-sponsored cycle squad Team Frankie’s. One of the biggest changes is the reduced racing calendar. However, the team continues to grow apace and nowadays it has a healthy mix of locals and ex-pats from across a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

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WJ GroundwaterUAE Update – Team Frankie’s – 2016 So Far!
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A Merry Christmas from all at WJ Groundwater

A very Merry Christmas to all our friends, valued customers and suppliers from the entire WJ Groundwater team.

We hope that you all have an enjoyable and relaxed holiday break.

Please note the our offices will be closed from Christmas Eve until we re-open on 4 January.

See you in the new year and here’s to an excellent 2016!

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Out-of-hours Contacts

In the event of an emergency, please contact our operatives-on-call on one of the numbers below between 29 and 31 December:

 For the North West Region: Josh Soma: 07979 652656

For South Wales and and the Midlands: Steve Thomas: 07909 992715

For Scotland: Paul Barnes: 07979 652663

For London and the South East: Ilir Shabani: 07887 522539 or Charlie Bradburn: 07979 652669

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WJ GroundwaterA Merry Christmas from all at WJ Groundwater
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Team Frankie’s: Tour of Sharjah 2015

Extraordinary tales of ordinary cyclists.

Rare are the sports where professional athletes compete against amateurs. A football match between Manchester United and that local middle-aged Dad’s team is virtually unheard of, yet in the world of cycling this does happen. The Tour of Sharjah that takes place in the UAE is one such event where this occurs. It is a battle between David and Goliath, only here, Goliath is guaranteed to win.

12295448_1081673755206101_4956736487594232442_nOnce again, WJ Groundwater-sponsored Team Frankie’s formed a motivated squad of talented amatueur cyclists. In-house members counted: Levi Angelo Denys, David Williams, Youcef (Paul) Cummings, Neil and Richard who were joined by guest rider Bader Thani, the former Arabian Sprint Champion.

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WJ GroundwaterTeam Frankie’s: Tour of Sharjah 2015
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Team Frankies Excels

WJ-sponsored cycling team Team Frankie’s continue their quest for road domination.  Middle East Director, Paul Turner is a stalwart of the team and was instrumental in setting up the sponsorship deal between Team Frankie’s and WJ Groundwater.  There are a number of keen cyclists in the company including  WJ’s Managing Director, Richard Fielden.  Check out our extensive article in Issue 27 of our in-house magazine, The Wet End, here.

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