May 12, 2016, the University of Antwerp Student Sports Council wrapped up the academic sports year with a Gala Night. Fifteen awards were given to the winners of 7 year long competitions, as well as some individual awards. The pool allotment for next year was drawn and two important Panathlon Fair Play prizes were awarded by PCU Antwerp President Dirk Van Oosterwijck. A reception and free beer for all participating students rounded up the night.
May 2, 2016 in the Stadion of the oldest football club in Belgium, Royal Antwerp FC, the final of the 15th Antwerp Students League was held, a football competition (11 vs 11) for Antwerp Student Unions containing mixed teams (min. 2 girls on each team). This year’s Cup was won by Sofia (Student Union of the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law), after 9 consecutive title for Wikings-NSK (Student Union of the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Economics).
The match, vs. the Faculty of Bio Sciences, was attended by around 600 students and ended in a thrilling penalty shoot-out, after the score was 2 – 2. The Cup was awarded to Sofia by Mayor of Sports Ludo Van Campenhout.
A Fair Play award for the tournament will be awarded next week, in cooperation with PCU Antwerp during a special ceremony at the University of Antwerp, Grauwzusters Cloister.
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Many panathletes and candidate members were represented in our yearly sports-personality evening, hosted at the University of Antwerp.
This yearly traditional evening symbolized innovation and a joint venture between the two Antwerp clubs (Panathlon Antwerp – PCU). A refreshment of hospitality with promo around upcoming Panathlon events.
Tom Melis, international tennis referee and experienced practitioner gave a brief summery about the role of a good youth academy and the commercialization of tennis sport.
Two awards were contributed :
– Ere Rector Francis Van Loon Student Sports Trophee: Félix Denayer
– Panathlon Antwerp Sports personality 2015: Johan Van Herck
The crowd was very thrilled about this sports meet-up and hope for more joint venture projects between the two clubs, as the panathlon credo always declares “ Ludis Iungit “. The two Antwerp presidents gave a big thanks for all volunteers which created this wonderful team spirit sport-show !