15 April 2013
RMIT Soccer Challenge is kicking goals
2013 semester one Soccher Challenge champions – Afghan Victory.
20 teams battled it out on a beautiful Sunday out at Bundoora Netball & Sports Centre to be crowned the RMIT Soccer Challenge Champions.
Great contests were a feature of the day with plenty of draws and close finishes. All students showed fantastic sportsmanship and enjoyed the social interaction between matches.
There was plenty of fun to be had during the round robin pool stages as teams of all abilities competed and enjoyed some physical activity. In a sign of things to come Pool A’s final match was between two unbeaten teams, Afghan Victory and Dejaj Nayif, this game finished in a 3 - 3 draw with both sides going through to the finals along with the top two from each of the other 3 pools.
After some excellent Quarter and Semi Finals we had our match-ups for the Gold and Bronze medal matches. Kak Limah took on RMIT City Fitness in the battle for 3rd place with the former proving slightly more skilled at passing the ball down the court, which proved to be the difference in the end as Kak Limah took home the Bronze medal.
Afghan Victory and Dejaj Nayif came together for the second time to fight for the glory of being crowned champions. In a skilful match despite tired legs after a long day, Afghan Victory established an early lead before Dejaj Nayif pulled back and were pushing hard with only seconds left on the clock. There was not enough time left however and another epic final came to a close.
Sher Safari was named MVP of the tournament after impressing the referees throughout the day as he showed off his skills with the round ball.