0.6 C
Utrecht
Sunday, 17 January 2021
No menu items!
Home Uncategorized Odysseus deserve Utrecht Sport Success

Odysseus deserve Utrecht Sport Success

Last updated 2 years ago by Jon Wilkins

I read that USVV Odysseus ’91 had been nominated for the Utrecht Sports award in the category ‘best sports club’ of 2018 so went back to Lisa at the club for an update on their season. She had their PR Chair email me the following article. It says lots about the club that not only plays football, but also supports charities throughout the year. Student athletes putting something back into their community. It’s a great thing!

 

“As you know our amazing club USVV Odysseus ’91 has been nominated for the Utrecht Sports award in the category ‘best sports club’ of 2018. We are very excited about this and believe that this nomination is very well deserved, since we’ve had a great year as a whole in 2018.

First of all, Odysseus had a great season from a sporting perspective in 2018. Many teams have exceeded their expectations and goals for the season. While the 2nd men’s team were able to raise the league cup at the end of the season, the men’s 8 were celebrating their beer competition victory in Odysseus’ favourite pub, The Rex!

The woman’s 1st team managed to end on a 9th place in one of the highest and toughest competitions of the Netherlands, accomplishing their goal of division preservation.

But not only on the pitch have Odysseus have a great 2018. As one of the core values of Odysseus, we strive to do something good for our society and community. As a student society we know that we are able to achieve a lot, and that is exactly what happened in 2018. Our committee, called ‘Ody Unites’, organized many events to gain awareness, raise money and unite people on kinds of subjects. One of the highlights was the charity match organized to raise money for be able to buy stuffed animals for children hospitalized in the Wilhemina kinder ziekenhuis  in Utrecht. After a match of 12(!) hours and all kinds of side activities, a huge amount of 9510 euros was collected!

As if this wasn’t enough, the committee decided to participate in the yearly event called Movember. This worldwide event is promoting guys to leave their moustache on for the month of November, to raise awareness of the deadly disease prostate cancer. Many guys (and even girls!) followed the committee, resulting in some beautiful, and some less beautiful, moustaches at the end of November. Next to the raising awareness, the brave moustache people also raised money. A lot of money. The counter stopped on the incredible amount of 3012 euro.

Next to all these great achievements in 2018 we believe that we also got nominated for our general yearly successes as a soccer club and student society at the same time. Every week, about 450 students are looking forward to Saturday, so they can do the thing they love. Playing soccer, having a beer with their teammates and participating in all kinds of voluntary committees to make Odysseus ’91 an even better club.”

 

If you would like to vote for the club, the link is here!

Take a look at the clubs web site here for more information

 

 

 

 

Jon Wilkins
Jon Wilkins
Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Popular in the last 7 days

Leidsche Rijn project is creating hope for housing crisis in Utrecht

Housing shortage in Utrecht and in the Netherlands has always been a topic spoken about. This crisis particularly affects students, young people, and the...

Binge worthy movies to watch during Christmas

The final countdown has already began! Amidst strict corona rules, it is fairly difficult to travel at places. So it is perfect to enjoy...

‘Utrecht’ is the new ‘Amsterdam’ quotes CNN

Utrecht has been labelled the new 'Amsterdam' of the Netherlands for vacationers this coming year after a post on the travel section of the...

Traveling back to the medieval era: Castle de Haar

This article looks at the Castle de Haar as a tourist attraction in Utrecht city.

More from this Author

Kings Day in Utrecht, will the sun shine?

Here we have a fascinating article from www.hoyhoy.nl telling us about the weather we have suffered every Kings Day. What exactly will it be like...

This week in 1967 King Willem-Alexander was born

On April 27 1967, Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands was, born here in Utrecht and so we will celebrate Kings Day on Saturday, April...

Utrecht Central welcomes Smera to Utrecht

A different kind of interview today, for as well as being an Indian in Utrecht, Smera is also the newest recruit to UtrechtCentral, so...

A Canadian in Utrecht

Today we speak to our first Canadian in Utrecht. Lisa moved to Utrecht from Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Her hometown is Calgary, which is...