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Alumni Challenge Weekend 2011

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Almost 200 alumni were welcomed back to campus to re-live thier University glory days during the second annual Loughborough Alumni Challenge Weekend.  Alumni sportsmen and women dusted off their kit, limbered up and returned to their old turf in a bid to defeat Loughborough's current stars.

The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a drinks reception in JC's and a nostalgic night at Alumni FND. Then, on Saturday morning battle commenced: Alumni Vs Students across a range of sports. Competition was fierce and each player gave their all to secure victory for their team.

Photos from the weekend are also available here.

The results:

Women’s hockey
Students won the tournament 7 points – 4

Women’s football
Students won 3–0

Women’s basketball
Students won 103–28

Men’s basketball game 1
Alumni won 81–67

Men’s basketball game 2
Alumni won 72–69

Women’s rugby
Alumni won 5–1

Women’s volleyball
Alumni won 3–1

Men’s volleyball
Students won 3–0

Netball
Students won 36–24

Men’s lacrosse
Students won 9–7

Women’s lacrosse
Draw 10–10. Decided by another contest – Students victorious     

This year saw the introduction of a new Alumni IMS Challenge which saw alumni return to take on alumni and students from various halls. A six-a-side football tournament ended in alumni domination. Faraday entered two alumni teams which eventually faced one another in the final – alumni victory was guaranteed. 

The final score

At the end of the long gruelling day, alumni and students flocked to Fusion to enjoy a well-earned hog roast – and learn the final scores and players of the match.

Alumni IMS Challenge:Winner – Faraday Alumni
Faraday Alumni Team Two victoriously collected the award, having defeated their old team-mates 5-2 in the final. 

Alumni vs Students Challenge: Winner – The Students
The overall champion and winner of the Challenge Cup for the second year running were the students with seven victories to four. David Goss, former SU President, presented the Challenge Cup on behalf of the alumni to Ewan Paterson, AU President 2010-11, who accepted the trophy on behalf of the triumphant students. After the presentation, the guests enjoyed an exclusive Hey Ewe. 

We are delighted to announce that the Alumni Association will be able to donate over £1000 to the sports clubs as thanks for their hard work and effort in helping to co-ordinate such an enjoyable and successful weekend. 

See you next year... 

We would like to thank everyone who joined us. We hope to see you next year as we once again do battle for the Challenge Cup! 

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previous events

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