The Jardine Ruby Murrays successfully defend their title at the sixth annual five-a-side tournament at Stanley Fort Sixteen sides competing in yesterday's sixth annual five-a-side soccer tournament at Stanley Fort have kicked $350,000 into the Operation Santa Claus pool. In the final, the Jardine Ruby Murrays successfully defended the championship, beating the team from PricewaterhouseCoopers 3-1. Winning captain Charles Kitson said he was proud of his team's achievement. 'We are a bunch of good mates. I think we won because we enjoy being together so much,' he said. 'We also practised quite often. We play in the Hong Kong corporate league. We have continued to participate for three consecutive years because we believe in the charity that Operation Santa Claus stands for.' Mr Kitson said the Ruby Murrays would 'definitely' participate next year and he expected the number of tournament participants and fans to grow. In the same tournament, the Plate final showcased an intense battle between Clifford Chance and Stanley Strollers. Clifford Chance won 1-0. Clifford Chance captain Stephen Roith said he did not expect the team to play so well. 'We never thought we could make it. The guys did so well and our dreams have come true,' Mr Roith said. 'It's meaningful that we can raise money for Operation Santa Claus.' Event organiser Brian Crockford said this year's tournament had become a 'great family day' rather than merely a fund-raising event. The action on the sidelines included juggling and balloon twisting, a bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and children's rugby games. 'We have organised this event for six years. We had some entertainment and games for children this year,' he said. 'We've all got jobs but it's the community spirit which brings us together and raises money for a worthwhile cause.' Other teams that joined the competition were EC Harris, Merrill Lynch, A and B, UBS, Roskells Blues, RSM Nelson Wheeler, Stanley Fort Coaches, ABN Amro, Lovells, CSFB, Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith. Thanks also go to those who provided sponsorship and assistance: Carlsberg, Sodexho, Future Leisure, St John's Ambulance, the Security Bureau, Hong Kong Garrison of the People's Liberation Army, Securicor, Hong Kong Referees' Association, Chameleon Workshop and Watsons Water.