24 Hours of Football for Charity

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24 Hours of Football for Charity

For the majority of final-year trainees at Durham, the start of Michaelmas term is controlled by talk of 3 things: argumentations, examinations and task applications. I’ll be truthful, I state most trainees due to the fact that a few of us have actually had our attention strongly repaired in other places. Whilst I make sure my easygoing mindset to job-hunting will ultimately overtake me, I guarantee I have actually been hectic doing other crucial things!

Up until now, being Outreach Secretary for Collingwood College Association Football Club (CCAFC) has actually included much more contact hours than my degree in History, specifically over the last couple of months working towards the ’24 Hours of Football’ occasion. This constant playing of the lovely video game saw us raise over ₤ 7,600 in 2015, a target we have actually set out to beat with the 2nd edition of the occasion, which begins at 7 pm on Friday 22 November

Image from in 2015’s occasion

It’s with terrific pride I can discuss the favorable relocations CCAFC has actually made over my time in Durham, ending up being more than ‘simply’ a football club, through brand-new charity and neighborhood efforts. This year’s 24- hour occasion remains in help of the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation, a charity that looks for to establish lives through sport, specifically those that have actually had a disadvantaged or impoverished start. Accompanying the football, we’re hoping that live music, entertainers, a club night and raffle, can all assist raise awareness and funds for this terrific cause! Take a look at the occasion here: facebook.com/events.

It sounds cliché, however among the nights-out and sporting components, occasions like this truly are the shining minutes of my university experience. I suggest, where else in life am I most likely to see individuals tearing around a pitch at 4 am, whilst the commentary group ridicule their every relocation? It simply does not get far better than this. There’s no questioning that my Saturday nights can be invested much better than checking out threat evaluations from Steve’s Premium Grill and battling with a measuring tape to discover an ideal gazebo area, however when the 24 hours is done, it’ll all make good sense regarding why it deserved it. You can support the occasion by contributing utilizing this link: virginmoneygiving.com

Trainee life at Durham truly is more than simply a degree. It’s simple to get overtaken the pressures of scholastic life, however it’s not something that ought to ever stop you taking extra-curricular chances. Yes, I may not wind up with that captivating function in business financing or be the legal representative my moms and dads when believed, however I will have made an effect in the trainee neighborhood that will supply far fonder memories than any other.

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Another image from in 2015

Whether, like me, you’re coming to the end of your time in Durham, or possibly simply beginning as a fresher, make the brief journey to Collingwood on the 22 nd and welcome the environment on your own. Not just are you supporting an extremely rewarding cause and having a critical break from your research studies, however you’re most likely to experience a minute that may simply stick to you for many years to come.

CCAFC’s 24 Hours of Football happens at Collingwood College

7 pm, 22 November to 7 pm, 23 November.

Callum Elson

Hi, my name is Callum Elson and I am a third-year History trainee from Collingwood. I have actually experienced a lot over my time at Durham, and intend to reveal a look of trainee life through my composing!