University of Buckingham Football Club won Trophy Final
20 April 2016
On Wednesday 20 April 2016, in what proved to be an exhilarating and memorable night, our University football team defeated Willen FC 4-2. The event was hosted by Buckingham Athletic Football Club. Our team immediately took the lead by scoring 3 goals in the first 45 minutes. During the last minutes of the first half Willen FC scored a goal which created some pressure for our players. In the second half, the opponents scored again and made it 3-2. Eventually, we won a penalty and ended with a final score of 4-2.
The team was formed in 2011 by a small group of passionate students. Now, three of our Applied Computing students are part of the winning team and we are very proud of them.
Joshua Uvbiekpahor is a tricky winger with the ability to beat players nonchalantly. He has improved as a player over the course of the season, and his two assists in the semi-finals were instrumental in getting the club to the final. Abubakar Bobboi plays right back or right of midfield and is a good passer and crosser of the ball. Thanks to his excellent skill of reading the game he knows where to be at any time. His great performances have been indispensable for the club. Last, but not least, we have Monjed El Mashri who joined the club this season and has already cemented his place as centre back. His tenacity and ability to keep the opponent from getting past him has been crucial to the club’s progression to the final.
We want to put our Computing students in the spotlight because we are extremely proud and all three of them deserve big congratulations. One by one they have proven themselves to be real champions. Together with the whole team they played an outstanding game and they can now celebrate their victory! This achievement proves that it’s not just about studying at the University of Buckingham, it’s also about getting involved and enjoying student life.
“Every player exemplified the ethos of the BSU (Buckingham Sports Union), “Passion, Inspiration, Commitment”, and with such accomplishments come experiences and memories that will last for years to come.”
Stefan Ridley, Sports Officer
Kim Courthouts (Applied Computing Intern)