Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 22nd January 2018 | Manchester, UK

Sports with the History Society

This semester the History Society has fielded four sports teams in the Campus Leagues. All four teams have proved a refreshing addition to the Campus League scene, demonstrating a competitive zeal in their efforts whilst providing the fun and relaxed environment in which History students have been able to enjoy their sport. Despite a strong start to the season from the cricket, netball and football sides, the stand-out team of the season so far has been the hockey. Pushing for promotion and already looking set as one of the strongest sides in their division, the hockey team have played an exciting and enjoyable brand of the sport.

Having caught up with ‘star player’ Will Porter in between lectures, I had an opportunity to catch his views on the season so far: ‘playing hockey for history has been a liberating experience, it’s given me the opportunity to get to know my course-mates even better in a social environment, whilst bringing a joie de vivre to the campus league scene’.

With the end of the semester approaching all the sides are looking forward to a restorative winter break, a chance to be refreshed and ready for the final push for success in the second half of the year.

If you are interested in playing in a team for History, e-mail histsport@gmail.com.

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