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Physics football raises £290 for charities

University of Portsmouth undergraduate physics students, lecturers and researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation have raised £290 for charity in a staff vs students football match.

The money raised has been donated to the mental health charity Mind and local charity Pompey in the Community.

The two teams met at the University’s Langstone sports campus on the evening of Wednesday 16 May, cheered on by enthusiastic and vocal supporters on both sides. International football (and scientific) talent was on show from three continents, but it was the staff midfield trio of Bautista (Argentina), Ramirez (Mexico) and Cunnington (East Sussex) that allowed the staff team to take control in the first half and go 4-0 up.

The students fought back with the goal of the game – a fierce shot from the edge of the box – early in the second half, but a hat-trick from Lawrence saw the staff team home, running out winners, 6-3, in the end.

Thanks to team captains Gabriel Semple (undergraduate students) and Steve Cunnington (staff and graduate students).

Photos courtesy of Chris Pattison and Marco Bruni.

Story by David Wands, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.

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