On current form, England’s footie squad is unlikely to give its fans much to celebrate. Just as well, then, that the first-ever Property Week Cup will provide the opportunity to hark back to happier days.

Bobby Moore statue_Flickr_cred Matt Brown

Memories of Bobby, Martin, Geoff et al can inspire the current generation of property - Source: Flickr_cred Matt Brown

In PW’s inaugural year backing an 11-a-side property-wide tournament — which dates back to the summer of 1966 and a band of bright-eyed surveyors trying to recreate the heroics of Bobby Moore and his boys — matches will be played at QPR’s Loftus Road ground for the first time.

The all-day event on 10 May won’t just be about attempting to recreate Sir Bobby’s legacy - it will also be about enhancing it. All proceeds will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Organiser Lambert Smith Hampton says it will try to claim the trophy from last year’s winner GVA amid an eight-strong field that also includes teams from CBRE, Savills, Cushman & Wakefield, Altus, Arcadis and Gardiner & Theobald.

LSH’s captain, and senior surveyor for office agency, Jon Rea-Palmer told Property Week: As one of the longest-running property sector sporting events, LSH is proud to be supporting this exciting tournament and a very worthy charitable cause with strong links to the company’s.”

To paraphrase Baddiel and Skinner, 51 years of hurt never stopped PW dreaming.