Sheffield Medics reach semi-finals of NAMS tournament 2018

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Twenty women’s teams representing medical schools from across the entire of the United Kingdom came together, and two of these teams were entered by Sheffield, with 25 players representing Sheffield Medical School.

The Sheffield 2s team were just edged into third place in their group stage, after battling performances against eventual champions Leeds Medics and Dentists, Nottingham and Dublin, and an excellent win against Leicester 2s. The Sheffield 1s teams qualified in first place from their group with four wins out of four and progressed to the quarter-finals against Leicester 1s. A fantastic performance saw the 1s knock out Leicester and reach the semi-final stage for the second year in a row – where they were unfortunate to lose to the 2017 champions, Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’s.

The tournament was won by Leeds Medics and Dentists – ensuring the trophy at least remained in the North, even if Sheffield could not bring it home!

Rebekah Graseby, Team Captain said, "NAMS 2018 was another excellent tournament for both teams of Sheffield Medics Women’s Football Club – as for the second year in a row we were able to enter two teams and reach the semi-final stage. None of this would have been possible without the support and funding from our sponsors Zilico Ltd, which allowed us to bring so many players to Manchester and represent the club."

For the 2017-18 season, Sheffield Medics Women’s Football Club have been raising money and awareness for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, in partnership with Zilico. We made pink – the colour of Jo’s – our theme for the weekend as a continuation of this and were proud to fly the Jo’s Trust flag on and off the pitch.

We will be hosting a charity 6 a side tournament on Sunday 29th April 2018 11am – 2pm as our final major fundraising effort for Jo’s Trust at the Goodwin Sports Centre, Sheffield. We hope people get involved and support this fantastic charity supporting women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer.