Lawyers and law students from across the North enjoyed the sun yet again at the fifth annual Legal Sports Day held by The College of Law in York on Saturday 24 April, with a record 32 teams competing in netball, football and rugby competitions.
College students past and present did battle with teams from York, Leeds and Newcastle universities and law firms Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, DLA Piper, Gordons, Hammonds, Harrowells, Olswang, Sintons and Walker Morris.
The event also supported the ‘Friend of EduSport’ charity through t-shirt sales and a sponsored leg wax by three of the College’s sports teams. Friend of EduSport is a UK-based charity that helps talented but poor, handicapped or orphaned African children by providing grants and sponsorship that create opportunities for young people in education and sport.
L to R: Mike Ford, Charles Boyne and Jan Oosthuizen, players for The College of Law, York rugby and football teams show off their smooth waxed legs for charity. Charles Boyne, a student at The College of Law in York and mentor of the football team met the founder of the charity while travelling and pledged his support to raise funds for the Chawana project. The project aims to raise £16k to purchase land and develop a school in this undeveloped area of Zambia.
He said: “Friend of EduSport is the perfect charity link for our Sports Day and what better way to enjoy a great day of sport and fun while contributing to improving the lives of young people in Africa through sport and education. All the teams and spectators were very supportive and we managed to raise over £650 which will go towards the project”.
Law firm Addleshaw Goddard won the ‘Rugby Cup’ while DLA Piper and The College of Law York were joint winners of the ‘Rugby Plate’. The ‘Netball Cup’ was claimed by The College of Law, Manchester with DLA Piper winning the ‘Netball Plate’.
Following a tense football final against a fellow College of Law Alumni team, ‘College Old Boy’s Blonde, Red & Northern’ finally walked away with the ‘Football Cup’. DLA Piper carried off the ‘Football Plate’.
‘College Old Boys Blonde, Red & Northern’, the winners of the ‘Football Cup’
Further information from Catherine Marshall, Marketing Manager, The College of Law on 01483 216170 (firstname.lastname@example.org)