I’m out of action from playing sports at the moment due to my silly shoulder popping it’s self out of the socket again But the chemistry department soccer team said they were usually short of female players so I dragged along Becky Brassett to help them out. The games are played 9 a side on a field hockey turf. Here are some photos I took at the game.
Here are some demonstrations of why NOT to play soccer on a sand turf!
First up, Graeme trying to get the ball by running through his opposition.
Next up, a girl from the opposing team wipes out quite spectacularly trying to change directions.
This aint track and field …
Graeme … WTF?
The next photo is a demonstration of why being spectator is not safe either, this blindingly quick curving kick from Becky almost hit me.
You can get away with a lot more in soccer than I realised …
Levitating ball #
They were playing with a special levitating ball. If you don’t believe me, here’s the proof …
Goalie Extraordinaire #
Nigel Alefosio did a stunning job in goal.
This kick was …
… 4 m too high … but Nigel tried to stop it anyway
The opposition team were quite a bit smaller!
But they could still kick! This one didn’t get in.
But this one when Nigel subbed off did …
Brooker bunch #
Here are some pics of my lab mates Frederick from Germany and Worku Gobeze from Ethiopia.
Stunning ball handling #
Some of the players are apparently as skilled at juggling a ball on their feet as they are round bottoms with their hands …