UWIC women are BUSA football champions
THE women’s football team from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) can now call themselves BUSA champions after beating Northumbria in a recent final.
Coach Kerry Harris took her all conquering side to Loftus Road, the Home of Queens Park Rangers, where the final score was 1 - 0.
The UWIC Women’s football team have not lost a game in BUSA this year, they have also won all of their league matches playing in the Premier South League, finishing in first place.
Kerry Harris, Team Coach, said: “The girls have worked tremendously hard this year on and off the field and as a club we have made some considerable achievements but this was the icing on top of the cake!
“Having beaten the highly-favoured Leeds Metropolitan in the semi finals we were confident that this was our year. However, we knew that we would have to raise the bar once again as Northumbria were a strong side and the only other team to have beaten Leeds Met.
“The girls should be highly commended for their professionalism, preparation and performance. They have done themselves, the club and me very proud and fully deserve this title.”
The team progressed to the knock-out rounds of the BUSA championship where they beat Essex 1-0 in the last 16 and Exeter 5-0 in the quarter final.
They then had to travel to Hertfordshire for the semi-finals where they faced Leeds Met. With the teams tying 1-1 after extra time, UWIC gained their place in the final with 3 – 1 on penalties.
In the final, both UWIC and Northumbria battled hard in the heat and at half time the teams were level at 0-0. After 15 minutes of the 2nd half, UWIC took the lead through Bethan Price, a lead that UWIC held onto thanks to some heroic goal keeping by Jo Price. In the 80th minute Northumbria were awarded a penalty, however, Jo Price managed to pull out another save, securing the title and the coveted ‘Player of the Match’ award.
This win puts UWIC in a unique position having won three of the five BUSA Women’s Blue Ribbon Events; Basketball, Football and Rugby Union.
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