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 …
They were playing with a special levitating ball. If you don’t believe me, here’s the proof …
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 …
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 …