Football is arguably the most exciting line up in the intramural series. Every Wednesday 56 teams, approximately 700 students, congregate to the downs to enjoy tense matches that pitches halls of residences, societies and academic faculties against each other.
Intramural aims to combine healthy competition with enjoyment. Whilst there is a league table and teams aim to win, the focus revolves around the on pitch experience. For 2 hours students can enjoy ‘the beautiful game’ without the brutal side of hard training and performance culture.
Year after year teams come back, long standing veterans such as ‘Will’s Old Boys’ and ‘Shiatt Baker’ continue their friendships formed over intramural footie in halls into their final years.
Simply put, it’s UoB’s answer to Sunday League on a massive scale.