Annual football bonanza will be played in honour of Ollie Feast

The fresher passed away earlier this year

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A memorial match to pay tribute to a popular Anthropology and History first year who sadly died will take place next week.

The annual staff versus students match, which is taking place on Thursday 26 March, has been renamed The Ollie Feast Charity Cup.

The match will kick off at 4pm at the Bournebrook 3G pitches.

Team Captain, Matt Chapman, said: “Our immediate thought after hearing the awful news was we wanted to do something to commemorate him by.

“We’re hoping by renaming the cup, the department will be able to remember him and raise money for charities close to his heart for years to come.”

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Skippers’ delight: captains Matt Chapman and Alex Davis with the trophy

Last year saw the inaugural charity game take place, ending in a 7-1 victory for the students, and raising over £275 in the process.

The team will be raising money for United Through Sport, a charity which Ollie’s family have suggested would be appropriate due to his interests.

The student team come into the game on the back of a league winning season, and will be seeking a repeat of last year’s contest.

Matt added: “We’ve been made aware in no uncertain terms of the quality which Chris Hill possesses in midfield, but we’ve got a winning mentality and ruthlessness to see us through, despite the strength and ability we know we’re up against.”

On the sidelines, police have been warned of the large following which the staff team could bring.

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#Squad. From left to right: Matt Chapman, Alex Davis, Joe Parker, Will Howey, Ryan Bromley

Online forums suggest Manu Sehgal and Matthew Francis could be in attendance, having been inspired by internet sensation the Wealdstone Raider.

Upon leaving the Arts building, Chris Hill fired some parting shots warning “synthetic grass burns”. Fighting talk indeed.

It seems if the student team want some, Chris is certainly in the mood to give it them.

Predictions:

Chris Hill: Students 4-4 Staff

Matt Chapman and Alex Davis: Students 6-0 Staff

Hands off: The students team might not have it all their own way this year

Hands off: The students team might not have it all their own way this year

Students are invited to come along to support the teams, in honour of Ollie Feast.