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28 May 2014


The Warrington alumni football team (in yellow) beat the current students' team. 

Past students from the University of Chester’s Warrington Campus dusted off their kit and polished up their boots, as they returned to Padgate to compete against current student teams in a battle of ‘youth versus experience.’ 

Almost 50 former students took part in the Warrington Old Boys and Girls sports event to compete in a host of sporting matches against current University Warrington Campus sports teams including, Netball, Basketball, Football and Hockey.
 
Alumni teams proved that they still had what it takes to reign victorious, winning every match apart from Basketball; an exciting game in which the former students were  narrowly defeated. 
 
Chester Students’ Union, Vice President of Warrington Campus, Dan Lee said: “It was great to welcome back so many former students to the Warrington Campus for the day. Current student teams put on a really good performance however alumni proved that experience matters, winning all but one of their games.
 
“The Old Boys and Girls sports event has set some really great foundations for what we hope will be an annual event, and has provided a lot of scope for development in years to come.”
 
 
Clare Wride, Alumni and Development Officer at the University, added: “We always love to welcome former students back to the University and it was great to chat to alumni and discover how they’ve all been getting on since they graduated.
 
“Despite the weather, which was a little changeable, everyone had a really enjoyable day. We hope to make the day an annual event and want to make sure that next year is even bigger and better.”
Chester alumni sports teams will be returning to the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester on May 31, to see whether they can claim the winner’s title as they play similar matches against current Chester student teams.
 
Any former University of Chester students who would like to take part in forthcoming alumni sporting events should contact Clare Wride on 01244 511005 or email: c.wride@chester.ac.uk. Further information about general alumni events can be found online at www.chester.ac.uk/alumni.      
             
Pictured above left: The Warrington students ladies hockey team.      
Pictured above right: The Warrington alumni ladies hockey team.