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British university sports league ends year in style

As another academic year draws to a close at universities in Britain, just before they went off to hit the books and study for exams, Tamil students from across the country came together to celebrate the climax of another thrilling season of university sports.

Held at the Kanchans Banqueting Suite in London, the event was the culmination of another even-more competitive season of football and netball, as teams from Tamil university societies battled it out to be crowned champions.

After a tough season, that saw a huge amount of talent on the football pitch, the final match came down to Queen Mary University of London and the University College London / London School of Economics hybrid team.

Only one team could take home the trophy though and a gruelling match saw Queen Mary clinch the title with their player Api Arunthavarajah going on to win the Best Newcomer Award. It wasn’t all over for the UCL/LSE team though, with Harshan Karunakaran picking up both the Best Player AND Top Goals Scorer awards!


This year also saw the introduction of the “Legacy Tournament”, a spirited one-day knock out tournament held at the Linford Christie Stadium in West London. The girls from the Kings College London ‘A’ team swept aside a spirited University College London/London School of Economics composite team, making it 3 titles in a row for the team.

In the 7-a-side football tournament, which saw players from the Tamil Eelam Football team that competed in Erbil last year also take part, the City University/London South Bank University football team were crowned winners, narrowly edging past the team from Coventry University in the final.

Hosted by the King’s College London Tamil Society committee, the night was packed with entertainment, with guests treated to an extravagant 3-course meal. The guests also saw their knowledge of Tamil cinema put to the test with a tough quiz that filtered out those who really knew their Kollywood. Try out one of the questions below!

Can you find the connection between the 4 pictures above?

DJ’s from One One 7 Resonare then got the crowd dancing the night away, with a little dash of gaana music, as they celebrated the end of another successful season.

Photos courtesy of One One 7 Resonare and Eternal Memories.

Nominations for Legacy League 2012/13  
Best Newcomer  
Harshan Karunakaran UCL / LSE
Api Arunthavarajah Queen Mary's
Steve Hirwa SGUL
Best Player  
Harshan Karunakaran UCL /LSE
Alex Windele City / LSB
Mathew Suntharesh Queen Mary's

See previous events Legacy League below:

KCL sports league celebrates first year (19 April 2011)

‘Legacy League’ celebrates another successful season (02 May 2012)

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