On a rain soaked Sunday in September, an athletic group of Regent's College alumni took on the cream of the current student football team at the beautiful game. The stakes were high as this was the first meeting of these two teams and neither side wanted to come away without the trophy.
The alumni team was beset with problems before the match had kicked off as London traffic jams kept players from reaching the field of play and injury deprived them of their captain, Francesco Capotorto. To compensate for this the team was supplemented by a number of students to help make the sides more even.
The match was highly competitive from the kick off and as it progressed the alumni team began to rely on the skills and youthful exuberance of student players in their ranks. Although the match was relatively even in the early stages it wasn’t long before the student team took a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
After conceding a series of unanswered goals the alumni team fought back to level the tie at five-all but this wasn’t to last. As tiredness and lack of fitness started to play its part the student team pulled away again and eventually ran out winners with the score at 11-8.
The match was documented by a team of photo journalism students from Regent's College and you can see their photos from the game in the flickr photo gallery.
A huge thank you to the alumni team for taking part with such enthusiasm – your team was Behrouz Behzadan, Muthu Kumar, Adilson Lopez, David Ronson, Zak El Rhzari, Hugo Salvaterra and the injured Francesco Capotorto. Thank you as well to all the students who played in the game and those who took photos.