UBAFC's historic season in review

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By Alex Huntinho, UBAFC Club Captain 2018/19

The Men's Football Club secured their highest ever position (4th) in the BUCS table, thanks to a hugely successful season as the 1s came out winners of the Western 1a division, while 3s, 4s & 5s all secured promotion from their respective leagues.

The 1s’ title race went down to the last day, with UBAFC achieving a 2-1 victory away at fellow promotion chasers Southampton to secure the division title. A brace from midfield majestro Alex Huntinho was the difference on the day.

March 13 will go down in Bristol University history, as student coach Aaron Farr and his 3s secured promotion at Fortress Dingle on the same day as Arthur Leventhorpe’s 4s, topping off fantastic season for the clubs.

The club were blessed with a talented first year intake, many of whom played a vital part in Nathan Winner’s 5s’ league title, marking a third successive promotion for the 5s team.

Finally, the 6s marked an impressive first season in BUCS with a second place finish. Jack Haire recovered from a difficult start to the campaign to become a consistent consistent performer in the team. The 2s secured a top half finish, while reaching the semi-finals of the Western Cup, a strong outing for Stefano Guardiola’s first season at the club.

Off the pitch, highlights included a fantastic Movember campaign which raised over £2600 in aid of men’s health issues, while UBAFC began a fantastic partnership with VITA accommodation to offer first year welcoming events.

While the 1s ultimately failed to achieve promotion to the BUCS Premiership following a playoff defeat away to Chichester, the season will be remembered as the most successful ever for the club.

Featured image by Freddie Keighley


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