NUFC Nabs Third Place in MASISWA Futsal Tournament

NUFC Nabs Third Place in MASISWA Futsal Tournament

On the 26 November 2016, The University of Nottingham Futsal Club (NUFC) has participated in the MASISWA Futsal Male Tournament at KSL Sport Sri Gombak Futsal Centre. They have emerged victorious in the group stages and during the knockout stage, upon reaching the semi-finals, won a shared 3rd placing.   The Team Players: Mutaz Abdelrahim, Hakim Annuar, Yazid Yusof, Omar Al Shweekh, Ammar Taj, Adil Afdal, Ali Wail, Kavin Kumar, Syaqil Suhaimi, Ashley Kwaramba As they had never played futsal together as a team and have participated in the tournament without prior training, the result of the games have exceeded expectations. During the group stage, they were the top with two straight wins. Below are their results for the group stage: Team Scoreboard Team 1st Game NUFC 1-0 UNIKL BMI 2nd Game NUFC 3-1 FCUC   The team warming up before the matches. As they have fought their way through the group stages and reached semi final, it was a fierce battle between the team and UNIKL BMI. Unfortunately, UNIKL BMI has successful scored a penalty shot, leading with 1 point. Below are their results for the knockout stage: Team Scoreboard Team Round of 16 NUFC 3-1 Taylors Quarter-Final NUFC 3-0 Sunway Semi-Final NUFC 1-2* UNIKL BMI *penalty shot scored by UNIKL BMI The team huddling around, giving each other encouragement. Once again, congratulations to the team for their victory!     Article by: Yap Jia Ming (SA Marketing and Communication) Photos...
UM Intervarsity Floorball Open 2016

UM Intervarsity Floorball Open 2016

On the 13th of November 2016 (Sunday), our Floorball Team: UNMC Infernos participated in the UM Intervarsity Floorball Open at the Pusat Sukan, UM Campus.   There were a total of 16 players on the Boys’ team and 8 players on the Girls’ team. Floorball is a fast-paced game with 6 players in the court with unlimited number of substitutes. Both the boys’ and girls’ team only trained for 2 weeks. Throughout the period, it was also a struggle to find time to train as all the courts in the sports complex were nearly fully booked.  The girls team had a tough time during the tournament as well since there were only 2 substitutes available but, overall, the girls put up a good fight playing against teams like UM, IUKL and etc which were more experienced.   More than half of the girls’ team were new to floorball but still managed to perform well during the game.   Results for Boys: Elimination Rounds UNMC 1 – UM 2 UNMC 0 – USM 1 UNMC 0 – GMI 2 UNMC 1 – UCSI 0 UNMC 1 – Uniten B 0   The Boys’ team made it to the next round (quarter-finals). Knock out during quarters: UNMC vs Uniten A. a score of 0-0 throughout the 18 minutes game. In the end UNMC won by a penalty shot of 1-0. The winning goal was scored by our very own goalkeeper/ president of floorball. Semi-finals: UNMC vs GMI. Lost by 4-0. Fighting for 3rd/4th place against IUKL: UNMC was leading but conceded last minute from a free hit. UNMC lost by 2-1.  ...
UNMC Nations Cup 2016: The Grand Finale

UNMC Nations Cup 2016: The Grand Finale

As all good things come to an end, UNMC Nations Cup 2016 now bid its farewell for the academic year 2016/17. In just two brief yet intense weeks, many of our UNMC sports talents have shed sweat, tears and blood. Hours, days and perhaps years of practice and effort were rewarded with the glory and honor that were brought to each country. Unity and sportsmanship were on major display throughout the competitions. The closing ceremony started off with some pumped-up kicks from the Zumba tribe of UNMC. Andy clearly touched by the overwhelming love and appreciation from everyone – it was a surprise during his speech! Winners of each sport were then taken into the lime light. They have fought gallantly in their respective disciplines, and were rewarded with medals and trophies to commemorate their participation in the Nation’s Cup. The awards also serve as a pleasant reminder of the great times they had during the games. Medalists came down to the field to accept their prizes with pride and dignity, having brought honor to their respective countries. Be it a trophy or medal, or even a jumble of medals dangling around the winners’ necks, it was clearly a joyous moment to finally receive the recognition for their prowess in the events they participated in. There was a breath-taking performance by the Cheer Club during the intermission before the award-giving resumed. For more pictures on the Closing Ceremony Award Winners, please head over to DAG’s Facebook Album for Nations Cup Closing Ceremony 2016. The link will be provided here once the album is complete. (Reminder: If you intend to use any photos...
UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Pulling through together!

UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Pulling through together!

The Nations Cup 2016 has finally come to its last day. Months or years of training have paid off for some, and the Nations Cup is but the grand showcase of all athletes’ hard work and effort leading up to this day. All sports have concluded their finals except for Tug of War (Men’s) which will be taking place this evening at 6pm at the Sports Complex, followed by the Grand Closing Ceremony!   Tug of War (Female) Finals You can see it on their faces – THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!! Results: Gold – Rest of the World (1) Silver – Malaysia Bronze – Rest of the World (2)   Water Polo (Female) Finals Results: Gold – Malaysia Silver – Sri Lanka Bronze – Maldives   Women’s  Swimming (Relay) Finals Women’s Relay paddled on for the final lap despite the pouring rain. Categories (with time): Freestyle Relay  1. Malaysia (1.20.00) 2. Sri Lanka (1.29.36) 3. Mauritius (1.44.02) 4. Maldives (2.21.12) Medley Relay 1. Malaysia (1.31.50) 2. Sri Lanka (1.54.72) 3. Maldives (2.44.97)   Results: Gold – Malaysia Dhavinya Saba Sarah-Ann Thorp Lee Ching Ching Liew Wai Yee (Estin) Silver – Sri Lanka Sashni De Silva Tormali Francis Amashi De Mel Brenda David Nipuni Nagahawattee Fathima Shabir Bronze – Maldives Alhan Hameed Layana Ibrahim Fareeh Aishath Uraiba Asif Mariyam Fathika Fayaz Aminath Saleena Mariyam Imsa Shakir   Volleyball (Men’s) Finals Great performances all around – power and strategy come hand in hand for all to witness. The final results for Men’s Volleyball: Gold – India Silver – Malaysia Bronze – Sri Lanka   While life will go on as usual after...
UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Wet and Wild

UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Wet and Wild

As the penultimate day of Nations Cup descends upon us, here is a recap of all the finals that took place yesterday with some outstanding highlights.   Water Polo Finals Country Scoreboard Country Sri Lanka 8-2 India Sri Lanka 4-6 India India 1-11 Egypt The water polo tournament was in a round robin fashion, which saw each competitor playing in turn against every other. Team Egypt was on top form with a crushing 11-1 victory for their last game in the series. The final results for Water Polo are: Gold: Egypt Silver: Sri Lanka Bronze: India   Swimming (All Categories) Finals  Various categories for swimming had been carried out, namely the butterfly, backstroke, freestyle, and men’s medley and men’s freestyle relays.   Men’s Butterfly: Gold: Tan Juinn Ming (31s) Malaysia Silver: Foo Chuan Rei (48.37s) Malaysia Bronze: Adam Busko (38.75) UK *Last due to coming late Women’s Butterfly:  Gold: Sarah-Ann Thorp (32.1s) Malaysia Silver: Sandra Njoki Mwaura (52.56s) Kenya Bronze: Yeoh Hui Wen (1.07.82) Malaysia   Men’s Backstroke: Gold: Omar Khaled Alsandouby (42.38s) Egypt Silver: Harinath (50.09s) Sri Lanka Bronze: Yew Guo Yong (1.11.25) Malaysia Women’s Backstroke: Gold: Sarah-Ann Thorp (35.89s) Malaysia Silver: Dhavinya Saba (49.35s) Malaysia Bronze: Sandra Njoki Mwaura (53.12s) Kenya   Breastroke Men: Gold: Song Jia Ming (39.47s) Malaysia Silver: Lee Hong Yang (41.15s) Malaysia Bronze: Seif Wael (43.43s) Egypt Breastroke Women Gold: Lee Ching Ching (55.19s) Malaysia Silver: Keshini Seewoochurn (57.50s) Mauritius Bronze: Sandra Njoki Mwura (1.00.24) Kenya   Men’s Freestyle: Gold: Tan Juin Ming (24.38s) Malaysia Silver: Foo Chuan Fong (29.29s) Malaysia Bronze: Adam Busko (29.70s) UK Women’s Freestyle: Gold: Sarah Ann-Thorp (30.32s) Malaysia Silver: Tormalli Francis...
UNMC Nations Cup 2016: In for Win

UNMC Nations Cup 2016: In for Win

The sports complex is getting merrier with all the competing teams and chanting fans. An exceptional number of sports’ competitions were held yesterday, resulting in everyone rushing from one end to the other, hoping not to miss any live action.   Basketball A second is a long time for each basketball player as they only have that one split second to make it right, and it takes months if not years of practice to make perfect shots each time. Spectacular passes, finishing lay ups, three pointers and rebounds were had throughout the basketball games. As each player took their shot and propelled the ball, arching through the air, rattled through the rim and down into the hoop, each carried the hopes of their team. It was all a battle of agility and accuracy. The results for UNMC Nations Cup 2016 Basketball: Men’s Category: Gold – Malaysia Silver – Egypt Bronze – Sri Lanka Women’s Category: Gold – Malaysia Silver –Sudan Bronze – Maldives     Football The night was lit as the teams went for goals on the green field. Results for the Football Finals: Gold – Malaysia Silver – Egypt Bronze – Rest of the World     Table Tennis Also another sport of which points can be won or lost in the blink of an eye, table tennis takes the spotlight as the little orange ball click-clacks back and forth across the table. As the players move swiftly around the table, focusing to strike every ball. Through the whole gameplay, one has to be quick, have strong stamina, good technique and be mentally tough. As seen in the finals...
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