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KCL sports league celebrates first year

As the end of  Britain's university academic year draws closer, the last week of March saw the finale of the newly-formed ‘Legacy Sports League’ hosted by King’s College London (KCL) Tamil Society.

After an intense season in which football and netball teams from universities across London battled it out to be champions, their efforts were celebrated at an elegant awards ceremony.

The event was held at Tuli, a popular Asian fusion restaurant located on the capitol's famous Tooley Street and extending into the arches of London Bridge.

More than 80 people, many dressed to the nines, attended the eagerly anticipated and sold-out event.

The evening kicked off with a humorous review of the highlights of the league’s first year by comperes ‘Tixy’ and Sujan.

Guests enjoyed a spectacular 3-course buffet meal whilst awards were handed out to the top players of the season as voted for by the leagues captains and players.

Shoban Rahulapaskaran, Sports Officer for KCLTS, hailed the success of the first year.

“So many players and teams joined up, making for very competitive struggle for the top. We couldn’t ask for a more promising start and foundation for the future.”

All the money raised by the KCL Tamil Society would be going to the Sivan Arul Ilam Charity in Mannar.

A video produced by the committee showed the hardship that the Tamil children in the Northeast had endured during the war, and how the money raised would be making a real difference to their lives.

KCL Tamil Society also used the event to show their support for the “Boycott Sri Lanka Cricket Campaign”, asking guests to sign postcards to be sent to the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The night ended with the netball champions, King’s College London A, and football champions, Kingston University, being presented their trophies.

Guests then made their way down to the after-awards party a short walk away at T47 Sports Bar, to dance the night away and celebrate in style the end of a successful first season.

Pictures by freelance photographer Arjuna Chandrakumar. For more, see his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/achussnaps


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