DMUFC Weekly Blog: November Week One

Hello and welcome to the first ever DMUFC Weekly Blog!

This is where you can find all of the news surrounding the club, including all fixtures and results, news about upcoming socials and the charity events the club are running.

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Here Luke Williamson, a first year Single Hons Journalism student – and centre half for the DMU fourth team, rounds up the week’s news. 

We start with last week’s results, and it was a pretty good return for the club with the third and fourth teams picking up wins.

The highlight of the week was at Beaumont Park in Beaumont Leys, the home of DMU. Last Wednesday, DMU fourth team took on local rivals, University of Leicester’s fourth team.

The fourth team were on the right side of a dominant win, powering past the University of Leicester fourth team 4-2, including an extraordinary free kick from Ben Bates to give the fourths their first three points of the season.

The first team picked up a very credible draw away at Loughborough Seconds, the game finishing 1-1.

The seconds suffered a defeat at the hands of local rivals University of Leicester, falling to a 1-2 loss at home whereas the third team were victorious at Beaumont Park, cruising to a 3-0 win over Birmingham City University Thirds.

Away from the pitch, the club remain busy raising money for a great cause.

Movember is underway and every member of DMUFC are growing their facial hair to raise money to support men through prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health issues and for suicide prevention.

This is a cause close to all of us at DMUFC and we urge everyone to help us reach our goals and help support all dads, sons, brothers and mates all over the world.

The club recently surpassed their goal of £1000, and are looking to raise even more over the next few weeks.

Wednesday doesn’t just mean match-day, it’s also the day of Social. So, if you want to come along, whether you’re a member of a team or not, you can.

We meet at Locker Room Sports Bar and Lounge on Belvoir Street, before eventually heading to the Student Union.

We also occasionally host Sunday Socials where it’s not all about the booze. We meet to watch the Sunday football and it’s a great place to get to know some more of your teammates away from the pitch.

There is also a DMUFC radio show where our chair and vice-chairman sit down and recap the week from a DMUFC perspective and, of course, play some timeless bangers, at 11am on Sundays.

This week, two teams are in action on Wednesday with the First and Second teams hosting Oxford Brooke’s Firsts and Anglia Ruskin Firsts respectively in 3pm kick-offs.

The Fourth team’s game has been moved to Monday 11th November, where they face Coventry Fourths in a 7:30 kick-off at Beaumont Park.

If you want to keep in the loop with everything that goes on with DMUFC, then make sure you follow our Twitter page, @DeMontfortFC, where you’ll be able to find out all of the details about upcoming fixtures and results and much more.

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