The Club was very pleased, recently, to welcome Wandsworth Council chief executive, Paul Martin, and council leader Ravi Govindia, to meet with the care leavers group during the Easter break to record a discussion for the local SWL.TV as part of its recruitment campaign to find a new Director of Children’s Services. Please enjoy the discussion here
The Men’s Match
In recent years the men’s match has often been keenly fought. This match however proved more one-sided once Devas had penetrated the Univ defence. Goals came regularly so much so that Devas team,, enjoying themselves, had reached 8-0 at half time, exploiting some weaknesses on the Univ side. In the second half Univ came back with fresh gusto, but despite several very narrow misses, in the end they just failed to score, much to the disappointment of spectators and players alike. The final score was somewhat shrouded but was certainly in double figures. This match was in contrast to a recent duel which had ended – memorably – at 4-4 with an equalising goal from Univ with the final kick. With Univ students coping with ever more commitments, it is proving harder to find time to train and play.
The Women’s Match
The Devas team once again showed their all around superiority storming into a healthy lead despite lending a couple of players to their opponents. The match was played in a good spirit and much enjoyed by all with all round encouragement to both teams, from coach Dave Crilley. Devas led by 7-0 at half term and this increased in the second half, with Devas proving themselves generally fitter, more skillful and more savvy, especially in front of goal. Credit goes to team captain, Manhoor Rauf, who led her team ably. It bodes well for Devas that another women’s team was also in action at the weekend.