Posted Saturday 15 March 2014
Sports days are all about winning and the annual alumni versus students sports day was no exception. This annual event took place at Tolworth Court sports ground where our mighty students battled it out against our awesome alumni, in netball and rugby.
First up was the ladies netball. The sun was shining, the competition was fierce, there was a lot of friendly banter. In the end though there was only one winner – the students, they won 30:32 and they were delighted.
Rosie Barsby, Drama and Creative Writing BA(Hons) student: "I joined for the social side initially, then I realised that I really just wanted to do well for the team. It's our second year playing rugby at Kingston, and 80 per cent of us have never played rugby before. To be honest my grandma wouldn't let me play!"
La'mel Clarke, English Literature BA(Hons), third-year student said: "Even though the alumni were really big and experienced, we did get to show our worth on the day."
Tom Gould, Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) graduate (2009): "I played rugby for the three years I was at Kingston. We were a really tight-knit group, one of the guys out there playing was an usher at my wedding. I now live in Richmond and work for Ferrari."
Nathan Hearn, Economics and Finance BSc(Hons) graduate (2010): "I captained Kingston's rugby team whilst I was here. I then went on an exchange programme to the US, North Carolina. I have now set up my own business, a gym in Sussex.
Scott Herdman, Construction Management BSc(Hons) graduate, left Kingston, joined the Army, did some IT work and is currently a retained firefighter.
Greg Adams, Sports Science BSc(Hons) graduate, lives and works in Qatar as a performance analyst in football: "Just back to see the boys, nice to catch up with good friends."
A final word from the captain on the day Joe Hogg, Business Management BA(Hons) graduate (2011): "We were disappointed to lose, just two points in it! I think we lacked a bit of fitness. If I'm honest I don't think my rugby really helped me with my studies, as we'd train every Monday, Tuesday, and had matches on Wednesday, but I wouldn't change a thing about my time at Kingston."
A big thank you goes to the organiser, Toby Seward, who is the president of the rugby club, who wasn't able to make the day.
View images from the day on the Kingston University Alumni Association's Facebook page.
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