Varsity Match victory for Cardiff
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Cardiff 2007/08 postgraduate football team
The seventh Journalism Varsity match football contest between Cardiff and City has been won by Cardiff.
The match, played in Regent's Park last Sunday (March 9) saw Cardiff victorious by 4 goals to 1.
The match was sponsored by Bloomberg, the business and financial news agency established by New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.
The company provided both teams with team kit, paid for a professional referee and gave refreshments to both sides. The cup was presented by Paul Addison of Bloomberg.
Cardiff score from close range
Since the competition - between the postgraduate Diploma courses - was inaugurated in 2001, Cardiff have won six times to City's one.
David English, deputy director of the Centre for Journalism Studies in JOMEC said "Cardiff and City are the two oldest university journalism courses in the UK and have been described as the Oxbridge of journalism courses by many in the media.
Paul Addison presents the cup to the winning team - Cardiff
"In 2002 we thought it would be a good idea to set up the challenge trophy as a means of establishing greater links between postgraduates at both institutions. It seems to have worked very well since then.
"We are, of course, delighted to have won again and would like to thank Bloomberg for their sponsorship, which has given the match a much more professional profile this year."