At the start of the year I thought it would be a good idea to try and see if any of my course mates were interested in participating in a D&AD football team if I were to set one up. Anyway a few of the boys declared an interest so I sent off the required paper work and had us entered in the student league that would take place every Wednesday. So myself Arran Murphy, Alex Hoggarth, Fran Roberts, Ben (sicknote) Almond, Oliver Rew from 1st year and an interactive arts friend of mine organized into some form of team, due to everybody else’s ineptitude I was given the responsibility of goalkeeper, initial results were shaky to say the least. The biggest problem was fitness one; every player had all the hallmarks of a person who spends a large part of their day sat over a laptop or sketchbook. We purchased personalized shirts from a cheap Internet site so we at least looked the part if nothing else. In the end the results didn’t matter to us (because we kept losing) although we did pull off a couple of memorable victories. As well as my short but sweet goal scoring cameo appearance outfield that will live long in the memory of all who witnessed it... I think we found it was just good fun to meet up with everyone and have a small escape from the massive workload that would await us when we got home.
(Edit - Ben Kither's one appearance should not be forgotten as he did us a massive favour & Paul your commitment at the beginning was very questionable, i expect big things from you next year)