School of Life Sciences Soccer Team Shines
The School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus has re-established its soccer team to compete in the Staff League against sides from the Gardens, Chemistry, and Estates departments.
Despite a patchy start to the league campaign resulting in two defeats, the team is now unbeaten in their recent league games and are top of the log!
The team has come a long way from two years ago when they were regularly defeated by the opposition (sometimes losing by double digit scores!). This year however, under the watchful eye of coach George Carelse, the team has found excellent form playing an attractive, attacking style of “pass-and-move” football.
The team comprises academic and technical staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduates. It is an international team, with players hailing from seven different countries.
The league, which plays at lunchtime on Thursdays during winter and spring, is looking to grow and develop next year. Everyone involved sees this as a great way to keep fit, make new friends, and have fun outside the workplace.
- Karl Duffy