Birm­ing­ham’s big week­end

The Jewish Chronicle - - News -

BIRM­ING­HAM’S STU­DENT com­mu­nity has en­joyed its busiest week­end of the year with three ma­jor events in as many days.

First up was a J-Soc-pre­pared Fri­day night din­ner. In the past five weeks, the so­ci­ety has pro­vided 750 Shab­bat din­ners for stu­dents in the city.

On Sun­day, more than 200 Jewish foot­ballers from cam­puses across the UK took part in the an­nual five-a-side com­pe­ti­tion, the Juefa Cup.

This year saw the in­tro­duc­tion of a women’s league which was won by UJS of­fice team The Pretty Com­mit­tee, with star striker Emma Rick­man scor­ing six goals and walk­ing away with the golden boot.

The tour­na­ment also fea­tured a bar­be­cue, and teams took part in the Cross­bar Chal­lenge.

Men’s Juefa Cup win­ners Joel­ton Ath­letic’s 2-1 victory in the fi­nal saw them re­warded with a trip to the Bern­abeu sta­dium to see Real Madrid play.

Event or­gan­iser Josh Col­man said: “More then 70 per cent of the play­ers weren’t pre­vi­ously J-Soc mem­bers. It is great that UJS is of­fer­ing an al­ter­na­tive way to get in­volved.”

The fun cul­mi­nated that evening with Ju Rave, the new and im­proved ver­sion of Booze 4 Jews.

More than 800 neon-clad stu­dents took part in the club night.

Emma Stone, J-Soc pres­i­dent, said: “This term could not have started any bet­ter. We have a fan­tas­tic mix of Jewish stu­dents in Birm­ing­ham.”

Back of the net: The Pretty Com­mit­tee were win­ners of the in­au­gu­ral women’s league at the Juefa cup

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