As the National University League enters 2022, it’s all to play for in both the Men’s and Women’s D
Round 2 of the National University League took place on December 11th, with only two matches able to be played after a coronavirus outbreak within the Cardiff Metropolitan University squad.
This meant that their men’s side were unable to travel for their matches against the University of Cambridge and the University of Birmingham.
Rules set in place ahead of the 2020 AFL England season for coronavirus-related postponements meant that these matches result in 25-25 draws.
The remaining match in the men’s division saw the University of Cambridge secure a crucial second win of the season they narrowly defeated the University of Birmingham by twelve points.
This, coupled with their draw against Cardiff Metropolitan University, sees them move ahead of arch-rivals the University of Oxford, albeit having played a game more.
Meanwhile in the Women’s Division, the University of Birmingham defeated the University of Cambridge by a single point to record their first win of the campaign. This puts them second in the ladder behind the University of Oxford, ahead of the pair meeting in Round 3 at Oxford on 29th January, 2022.
The Women’s Division will then culminate in Round 4 on 19th February in Birmingham, with all three teams playing one another to decide the minor premiers. The Men’s Division also concludes that day with the men’s sides for Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham all playing one another.