The big kick-off

Workplace fantasy football competition begins today

The big kick-off is here! After all the build-up and excitement, the Premier League is back – but more importantly the Workplace fantasy football league starts in earnest.

Many of you have already joined – but there is still time to enter the competition among colleagues for the chance to win a trip to Barcelona.

To join, head over to Workplace, find the fantasy football league group, join and find the code to access our invitational league through the fantasy.premierleague.com website or App. Please note, the website doesn’t work on Royal Mail computers. For ease, follow this step-by-step process to join Workplace and the competition.

The deadline to be eligible to start getting points from the off, through gameweek one, is 6.30pm today ahead of the Brentford v Arsenal season opener. Don’t worry if you miss it though, you can join at any point during the season, which runs until 22 May 2022.

The top prize is a trip to Barcelona with two tickets to watch a match at Camp Nou for the overall league winner at the end of the season. While each monthly top points-scorer earns a £50 shopping voucher, meaning it’s never too late to join to win. Terms and conditions apply.

One man who has certainly entered is Hampshire postman and Courier editorial panellist, Paul Stewart. Paul was the brains behind a similar league run through Courier a few years ago that proved popular. He’s looking forward to seeing the competition and the banter that comes with it.

‘Before the start of the Premier League season, one thing I look forward to doing, is picking my fantasy football team,’ he said. ‘The question is how many of my favourite team Chelsea do I pick, how many players from the big six, teams promoted or looking out for those bargain buys, which can make all the difference.

‘I play in leagues, with friends and colleagues and it is such great fun and now I can play on the Workplace league and you can as well.

‘Join in the fun and the banter with fellow Royal Mail workers across the season and who knows, maybe you could be the Workplace champion come the end of the season.’

So join and invite your friends too. Let the games begin.

13 Aug 2021