Sports Relief Charity Event
CONEL’s Sports Relief Charity events last month (Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 March) were a great success! There was friendly rivalry where staff competed against students in the Basketball and Football matches. Many other staff and students attended to cheer on their peers. The Sport Relief Football and Basketball events raised a total of £75 for charity.

The staff conquered at the Football match that took place on Wednesday 16 March. The academy players were initially in the lead at 3-0, until they realised they were playing with an extra player. The sides were evened out and the score was reset to 0-0. The staff won with a score of 7-0, Jonathan Silman, Head of School for Sports and Public Services, was amongst the goal scorers for the staff team.

Jonathan said: “I was delighted to take part in this event to raise money for Sports Relief. I am encouraged to include this event in the college sporting calendar as the staff and students clearly enjoyed the occasion. I feel that the students were surprised that the staff actually won!”

Olawade Oyewole, an ICT student stated: “The event was fun and I enjoyed competing against the teachers especially the sports coaches whilst raising money for charity.”

The Basketball game took place on Friday 18 March, was again won by the staff team. This was a slightly closer game with the staff winning 46-44. The staff team which contained Basketball Academy coaches Mike Martin and Mark Gayle were strong players contributing to winning this game with both scoring late points in the game, to secure the victory.

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