Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 22nd January 2018 | Manchester, UK

Half Time Team Talk

Excellent defensive skills depicted here by Captain Will Kelly. Courtesy of Matt Segal

Excellent defensive skills depicted here by Captain Will Kelly. Courtesy of Matt Segal

This year saw the return of the History Society’s football and netball team, with the new additions of a hockey and cricket team. For both the football and the netball team it certainly is a new era, as most of the players have graduated and left this illustrious society. For the football team it was vital to set up trials and pick up new youth that would take the club forward for the years to come. With new talent arriving, Captain Will Kelley has labelled new recruits Tom Glover and James O’Neil, the Xavi and Iniesta of the team. Dan Bunter, who has put in some exceptional performances up front, has had plenty of interest from other teams trying to poach him, however they can’t have him, he is ours!

The netball team has gotten off to a great start, with new kits to truly reflect the winning team they are, as shown with a comfortable win against the Physics team with a score of 14-7. An overwhelming interest in the team this year has been a great boost to the team’s morale and has helped get the team off to a good start. Congratulations in particular to first years Lizzie Wilkinson, Laura Sullivan and Sinead Cross who proved vital in the last game and helped secure a well-deserved win.

The hockey team however, have really been the shining stars so far this season, with Captain Lucy Wickham leading the team to two consecutive victories out of two. For a team that had never met, never mind play together, this team is already shaping up to be contenders for the league cup this year.

Good luck to all the teams in their forthcoming games, we expect plenty more victories!

Courtesy of Matt Segal

Courtesy of Matt Segal

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