Festive charity football fun

14 teams from across the university kitted up and took part in a staff 5 a side football tournament this week raising money for the local charity, Leeds Mind.

The tournament, which took place on Thursday 19th December at the Edge, was open to all staff members at the university with proceeds going directly to Leeds Mind.

A total of £131.80 was raised for Leeds Mind which was made up of team entries and extra donations.

Teams from all corners of the university community entered the tournament- Sport and Physical Activity, Communications, LUU, the School of Politics & Wellbeing Safety & Health to name just a few of the teams that took part.

Teams were split into two leagues and games were 5 minutes long to accommodate the large number of teams and fixtures.

There was some fantastic football on show with a competitive final taking place between LUU Rovers and Real Politik. The champions of the tournament were LUU Rovers; they won 1-0 in the final.

Congratulations also to the other semi-finalists who were Things Are About To Get Messi and Weetwood Wanderers.

Well done to all involved! It was great to see so many people taking part in the tournament and raising money for a worthy cause.

If you fancy getting involved in future tournaments, we will be hosting a staff netball tournament next April. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about this!