On Saturday, November 29th both the North and South Gym were full of futsal enthusiasts who came out to play in this year’s Annual International Futsal Tournament. The tournament is put on each year by the Athletics and Recreation Services in partnership with Diversity and Intercultural Services.
With an increase in both team and individual registrations, the tournament offered a smooth round-robin challenge to 10 teams made up of Red River College students representing all corners of campus life. With a large international student turn out, the college-wide event attracted students from regional campus, Stevenson aviation campus, the Language Training Centre, the Exchange District and Notre Dame Campuses. Teams representing countries such as Brazil, India, Germany and Armenia added a global flavor to the day.
The tournament boiled down to show off between team Farcelona and team ATO. Leading the final game, Team ATO took home the annual trophy, making their mark as the 2014-2015 champions. Big congratulations to Anderson Pires Pereira for winning this year’s tournament door prize.
The event is made possible by a combination of Red River Rebels events staff from the Athletics and Recreation Department and student volunteers from the Canadian Connection program. The students work hard to run a smooth operation, ensuring all players and spectators enjoy the day.
With an increase in our international student population, we look forward to seeing which teams and skills will take to the courts next year to play in RRC’s Annual International Futsal challenge.
Written by: Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator (EDC)