Loughborough Alumni


2 Jun 2020

Football alumni hold virtual 5-a-side quiz

Since the year 2000, a group of Football alumni have run a 5-a-side memorial tournament in honour of former student teammates who died at a young age. This year, their event was transformed into a 5-a-side virtual quiz to raise money for charity.

Organised by alumni Mark Wheeler (Sports and Exercise Science, 2013), Lawrence Heard (Banking Finance and Management, 2014) and supported by Tim Crane (Mathematics with Economics, 1992), the quiz had 20 teams involved, ranging from current and recently graduated players to those who graduated in the 1980s.

Since the annual memorial event began in 2000, the group have raised almost £50,000 for various charities including Mind, BloodCancerUK and the Willow Foundation, a charity set up by alumnus Bob Wilson OBE.

As well as raising money and honouring former teammates, the annual event aims to allow alumni to socialise and network.

The group are looking forward to putting their football boots back on for their next event, which is due to take place next May.

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