Dental School Staff vs BDS1 Football

Published: 1 March 2017

The Dental School 11-a-side staff football team has been re-formed by Dr Marcello Riggio after an absence of many years from the scene.

The Staff and BDS1 football teams

The Dental School staff 11-a-side football team has been re-formed under the management of Dr Marcello Riggio. Their first match was played against BDS1 students at noon on Saturday 25th February at the University of Glasgow Garscube Sports Complex in Bearsden and refereed by our very own qualified official, Mr George McDonagh, who commuted in from Irvine specially for the occasion. Fortunately the weather brightened up and remained dry and pleasant for the entire match.

Although the match was delicately poised at 0-0 at half-time, the staff defied the odds and their advancing years to win the match 4-1. The staff and students who participated made it a truly enjoyable event, with the match being played in a true sporting spirit. The intention is that the staff football team will play against all of the BDS years on a rotational basis and occasionally with other staff teams within the University of Glasgow. The next match which is current being planned is staff vs BDS3 students, with obvious pressure now on the staff team to maintain their winning start.

The Dental staff football squad

First published: 1 March 2017