AKU has always prided itself on being a company by athletes for athletes, so if you’re going to talk the talk, you need to walk the walk. This bravado saw the entire AKU team and a few friends lining up on a 31 degree Melbourne’s day, to compete in the 2018 Australian Corporate Games, participating in the mixed 6 a side soccer competition. Running since 1993, the Games sees 15,000 national entrants from some of Australia’s biggest companies battle it out in a range of sports, from poker to go karting to soccer. Team AKU was grouped in pool 44 against EML (Workplace Insurance), ARUP (Engineering) and SUMO (Utilities) and comfortably finished the group with 3 wins and a goal difference for +23 to be seeded 1st in the knockout stage, +12 goals ahead of second place.

The knockout phase saw us play some tough games to eventually beat the Melbourne Sports Institute teams in the semi finals (5-2) and the final (6-0) to take out the tournament for 2018 with the real winner being our newly custom designed kits standing out over the day.