School of Life Sciences Soccer Team Wins League Cup
Building on last year’s league title victory, the soccer team of the School of Life Sciences in Pietermaritzburg won the Staff League Cup and finished second in the league competition.
This year the league comprised teams from Chemistry, Gardens, Estates, Mathematics, Risk Management Services, and Life Sciences. Despite a patchy start to the league campaign, the Life Sciences team lost just two games during the season.
The cup was contested between teams which finished in the top four in the league. Life Sciences won their first cup game 6-1 against Risk Management Services, and defeated a very strong Mathematics outfit 2-1 in an exhilarating final.
Under the watchful eye of coach George Carelse, Life Sciences have found excellent form and play an attractive, attacking style of football with a great team spirit. The team comprises academic staff, technical staff, postdoctoral researchers, and postgraduates. It is a truly international team, including players of all backgrounds hailing from seven different countries.
The staff league on the Pietermaritzburg campus is played during lunchtime on Thursdays during winter and spring.
The league, which wants to grow and develop next year, hopes to attract new teams to compete in the league and cup competitions. All involved see this as a great way to keep fit, develop friendship, and have fun outside of the workplace.