SU London staffmembers Alfonso Denton and Dexter Heptinstall recently accompanied SUL students to the magnificent Wembley Stadium to cheer on the England side, who were playing World Cup finalists Holland in a friendly. He’s his account, together with some pics of Alfie and friends in his finest crusading gear!
The International friendly between England and Holland was a great match. This was my first trip to Wembley, something I am a little ashamed about as I love football so much, but it was well worth the wait. Dexter and I set out from Faraday House with the students and got to the ground in good time considering we had to set out during London’s infamous rush hour! Coming out of Wembley Park allowed students to get a few snaps of the famous Wembley walk and sample the British delicacies from chip stalls. I was dressed as a Crusader so I received a number of requests for photos from both sets of supporters and caused a few laughs amongst the students!
Singing the national anthem was a unique experience and really set an electric atmosphere for what was to be a memorable game. Despite England’s poor performance during the first half, the team was able to come back from 2-0 down to finfish the game for a respectable 3-2 Holland win. The students seemed to love the experience and were in and out of their seats with excitement just as much as any England supporter in the stadium.
All in all, it was a great day out for Syracuse staff and students, shame about the result!