June 29, 2018, by brzmjb1
Tri Campus Games | Day 5 and Closing Ceremony
There were only 6 fixtures remaining on the final morning of the Tri Campus Games, but there was everything to play for.
Team UK had hoped to make a strong start in the Ultimate Frisbee but it was Team Malaysia who won the opener 4-13.
Team China continued their dominance in the Basketball by beating Malaysia in a repeat of the feature game at David Ross Sports Village and there was a draw in the Men’s Football as Team UK slipped to their second 2-2 draw of the Games.
In Women’s football, Team Malaysia had their work cut out on the Jubilee 3G pitch against UNNC. The game swung back and forth but it was Team China who took a narrow victory 4-3.
When the final match of the day finished, Jubilee went rather quiet. It was all over, wasn’t it? Not even close.
As the 180 athletes headed back to their accommodation there was an air of excitement for the closing ceremony, anticipation of crowning a week of drama and emotion.
The final results were read out by Event Director, Steve Farey, who confirmed that only 1 point separated each of the teams at the end of the event, one of the closest Tri Campus Games on record.
Team Malaysia took the title with 21 points, Team China finished in 2nd place with 20 points and Team UK ended up on 19 points following a countback of the squash fixtures with the final days results looking like this.
Friday 29 June 2018
|Ultimate Frisbee||UK v Malaysia||4-13||Malaysia|
|Men’s Basketball||Malaysia v China||45-51||China|
|Volleyball</td||UK v Malaysia||15-25 10-25 11-25||Malaysia|
|Men’s Football||UK v Malaysia||2-2||Draw|
|Women’s Basketball||Malaysia v China||16-29||China|
|Women’s Football||Malaysia v China||3-4||China|
There were cheers and tears from Team Malaysia who took to the stage to collect their award.
Congratulations to them, to Team UK and Team China who will no doubt come back stronger next year in Malaysia.
The Games wouldn’t be possible without a commitment and effort that goes into its delivery, supported in the main by the professionalism and dedication of the volunteers who gave up their time to see the events run smoothly.
The Games has once again achieved many things, not least the logistical feat of transporting, managing, kitting out and accommodating over 180 students from different countries, background and cultures.
There has been a sense of unity and ambition, with students wanting to grasp this unique opportunity and create memories that will live with them forever. The honour and privilege of representing your home campus and participating in the 10th Anniversary Games wasn’t lost on anyone.
When the final results were announced and the students embraced from all University of Nottingham campuses, there were two undisputed champions, Team Malaysia and friendship through sport.