School wins 2007 Alumni Challenge Cup 1- 0
Garry Merrill defends another attack
Monday, December 3, 2007
During November the School (JOMEC) hosted a 20 year Alumni reunion.
The event took the form of the inaugural JOMEC Challenge Cup football match. The game which took place at the University Sports Centre Talybont and was played on the outdoor floodlit pitch.
The JOMEC team led by Garry Merrill contained a cross section of current staff, PhDs and researchers.
The game, played in near freezing temperatures was keenly contested with the score 0 – 0 at half time.
Stephen Cushion feeds the ball past Jeremy Dear
A second half push from the Alumni who largely work in and around the London media scène threatened to take the lead with a concerted period of pressure.
Steve Busfield (News Editor of Guardian Unlimited) and Jeremy Dear (Gen Sec of NUJ) were among those representing the Alumni.
That pressure was relieved halfway through the second half when Khaled Gulam scored the winning goal for the home team following a flowing move through the midfield and into the penalty area.
Stephen Cushion who fed the ball to Gulam said, “The shot was on and I managed to place the ball in front of Khaled. He did the rest”.
The event demonstrated the breadth and quality of the journalists working at the cutting edge of UK media, who benefited from the JOMEC experience.
Khaled Gulam takes on Steve Busfield before shooting for goal
Later Garry Merril commented, “It has been a pleasure to organise this game. This yet again demonstrates the key role Cardiff plays in the UK Journalism industry.”
Official timekeeper Jo Marshall, JOMEC School Manager, awarded the winning trophy. She said “We are always pleased to welcome back our Alumni, especially when we win!”