UCL Faculty of Laws


Faculty of Laws football match a success

30 May 2018

Staff and students were cheered on by friends and family

Faculty and staff play football in Camden

Last Saturday, the first annual UCL Laws Staff v. Student Football Match saw the students emerge victorious in a final score of 7-4. The game was held at Coram's Fields astro turf in Camden.

The student team was led by Marcus Lee, 2nd year LLB, and scorers included Tom Jarman (1st year LLB) and Ignacio Martin Fernandez-Pacheco (LLM).

The staff side comprised academic staff, professional services staff, and PhD students, with Professor Ben McFarlane scoring a hat trick and Dr Alex Mills also scoring.

Prof McFarlane said:

'This was a good match and a fun way to mark the end of the league season for Bentham Academicals, the Faculty’s 8-a-side team that features both students and staff. The quality of play (of the goalkeeping at least) would not have been out of place in the Champions League final that took place later that day.’

Georgios-Nikiforos Dougenis, incoming Sports Secretary for the UCL Law Society, said:

'The faculty v student football match was the first official one of its kind, but given its success we are hoping that it will turn into a tradition. It was great to get to know our lecturers on a personal level, as well as meeting students from across the LLB and LLM programmes. The event reminded me once more that UCL Laws is one big family, where everyone is a teammate. Most importantly of all, it was a great day of football!'

The perfect sunny weather was enjoyed by about 20 spectators including students, friends and family of the players. The next time students and staff face off will be on the cricket pitch, 2nd June.

UCL Faculty of Laws staff and student teams in the 1st annual football match