Film and TV students play football in aid of mental health charity

Students from the media department recently went head to head in a charity football match.

Two teams drawn from the Film Production and TV Production courses travelled to Oxstalls Sports Park at Plock Court, Gloucester, on Friday February 7, before kicking off at 3pm. The final score was 5-3 to TV Production.

The event was co-ordinated by TV Production student Luca Williams and Film Production student Rahul Dewan, both in their final year. They had originally had the idea for the match in their first year, but more recently decided to do it for charity.

“It was a really good game,” Rahul told UniVersal after the match. “That’s all we wanted ‒ winner or loser, we wanted it to be close, everyone to have a lot of fun, and I think that’s exactly what happened.”

The game was played in aid of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charity that aims to eliminate male suicide. As of writing, Luca and Rahul have raised £1,037 for the charity, £307 of which came from ticket sales.

“[CALM] is something I’ve wanted to get involved with for a long time,” Rahul said. “Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 35 in the UK, so having all of us lads and girls come together for a good cause like this was really, really special.”

Watch the full interview with Luca and Rahul below.

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