Friday Night Fever: Sports teams in charity dance off

Brace yourself for the smoothest moves you’ve ever seen…


Sports teams are set to battle it out to be crowned dance off champions.

In aid of Sports Relief, for the 4th year running, Warwick’s Classical and Modern Dance Club are running a dance off on Friday 29th November.

A selection of Warwick’s major sports teams will perform routines they have choreographed, in order to win and be crowned dance champions.

Last year, Men’s Cricket featured Irish Dancing, Hockey performed a cheerleading routine and Warwick Rowing choreographed their moves to a bit of Britney Spears…

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Let’s hope no one was sitting on the front row

The event raised a staggering £1,686, and this year they’re hoping to beat that.

Eleven sports teams are competing in the event, including: Rowing, Netball, Mens Hockey, Athletics, Ladies Hockey, Women’s Football, Lacrosse, Snow, Surf, Men’s cricket and Tennis.

It has been rumoured that Warwick Rowing will be tactically seducing their way to the top this year…

You guessed it. They’re getting naked.

To date, Men’s Hockey have smashed the annual event, winning in both 2010 and 2012.

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Men’s Hockey 2012 routine

Gabriela Lancaster, President of CMD told The Tab:

“We support Sport Relief because of their substantial involvement in using sport to increase the emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.

In the UK, Sport Relief uses the money raised to help tackle important issues such as mental health, trafficking, and giving young carers the chance to lead a normal life. Internationally, some of the main issues being faced include expanding the right to education, providing access to clean water, medicine, and so much more.”

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2012’s raffle

Aside from the good cause, preparation for the big night has strummed up some healthy competition between the sports teams. Warwick Athletics boldly claimed not to have any competition, confidently telling CMD “we’re gonna win”.

Meanwhile, Hockey fresh Dan Reader has struggled to keep up with the preparation, noting the “strict” exercise and diet regime imposed upon the dancers which have “put a lot of strain on not only [him] but work and everything”.

It would appear the previous success of Men’s Hockey has gone to their heads, having classed themselves as this year’s favourites. George Cloake complained about “being recognised in streets”, incessantly “fending off girls” and wisely noting “there are only so many free drinks you can have in one night”.

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Doubt they’re fending off girls whilst holding pom poms…

Let’s hope their bold claims are lived up to on the night. Who knows what chaos will ensue.

Tickets can be bought here for £4. The event is set to take place on Friday 29th November from 7.30-9.30pm.