[Kieran Dempsey | Contributing Writer]
When it comes to playing football at the University of Hertfordshire, there’s no denying that UH Campus Football drives the way. The programme hosts Futsal and 6-a-side but its marquee format is the 11-a-side league, which once again this semester provided thrills, spills, laughs and talent!
In a hotly contested title race, the opening weeks instantly proved that anyone was capable of defeating anyone. In League A, last semester’s champions, Mouthampton, drew with 2G1C and other former champions; Jagerbombs were held by newbies, Cheeky Wednesday. Over in League B, last season’s whipping boys, Bayern Eunuch picked up two great wins, whilst FC Royalty struggled to gain any consistency.
At the end of five fixtures, and with the leagues now merging into one, Intayanan FC led the way but with Hangover 96, Chickos, Jagerbombs & Baines on Toast with Cheese all in touching distance. The drama continued though as Baines on Toast with Cheese and Intayanan FC both lost momentum, whilst others like Dixie Normous had a big final flurry. Ultimately though, Intayanan FC held onto the top spot solely on goal difference, and they were crowned the Semester A UH Campus Football champions!
The programme is now accepting applications for Semester B. To be a part of the best way of playing with your friends and fellow students on a weekly basis, visit the AU or go online at uhsport.co.uk/social-sports/uh-campus-football for an application form. It costs just £385 for a squad of 14 to compete, that’s just £27.50 per player, with team playing shirts included and a guaranteed qualified official refereeing you in this County FA affiliated league!
No team has retained the title in over six semesters; can you find enough courage and determination to knock the current champions off their perch? Prove it and become a part of our popular intramural league!
If you are an individual looking to join a team or a team hunting for those final few players, come along to the established Get into Football Day on Wednesday 20th January 2016 on the de Havilland pitches from 12.30pm. For any further information, visit us on facebook.com/UHCampusfootball or contact James Tierney (Sports Development Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.