Intra Mural Hall of Fame

Intra Mural would like to introduce the hall of fame members from the 2012/13 season.

Choosing the legends this year has been a difficult task. A new tradition of Intra Mural Hall of Fame t-shirts have been introduced. These are even more sought after than the traditional yellow “Winners” t-shirt.

We put the following questions to each Intra Mural Legend………..
1. How did you get involved with Intra Mural?
2. Have you ever won anything if so what?
3. How many teams have you consistently turned out for? and the name of them.
4. What as Intra Mural meant to you over the past 3 or 4 year?
5. Would you look at coming back to the Alumni Tournaments we run around Easter?

Here are this years entries……………

Duncan Cleary



Most people will remember him for the “Cleary Shuffle” which he managed to master in his final year here at The University of Sheffield.

1. After successfully getting into the university team, I was made aware of intra mural through many of the SUMFC lads, and started playing regularly for Leamington Lads and Economics A/B and all the 6 a side teams, as well as filling in for numerous teams.

2. In first year I got knocked out of the first round of the champions league for all my teams, and competed in the community 5 a side league losing on penalties in the plate and Champions league! Successfully won the 11 a side knockout last year for Economics, and looking to defend it as Economics captain this season (Economics did defend their title).

3. I have regularly turned out for numerous teams, in first year : Leamington Lads, Economics, Robin Griffin, Sheffield on A Wednesday, Ratmoor Fc. Second year, I created Team Bakehouse,as well as continuously playing for all economics 11s and 6s teams. I filed in on regular occasions for English and Banana Banana, as well as teams I cant even remember the names of! I think alongside the rest of the Hall of Famers, we are the go to guys if you are short of a player or 2!

4. Intra Mural has given me the opportunity to play as much football as humanly possible, whilst paying next to nothing for it! Furthermore, it is a brilliant opportunity to meet like minded people, who share the passion for the game (and skipping uni). I have however burnt on numerous occasions, for which I blame the Sheffield tropical weather not my lack of suncream...

5. I would love to be a part of the intra mural alumni tournament, to ensure that the legacy lives on and would love to get in on the action even when I am old, fat and unfit!

Sam Strong



Sam will be remembered for being a class centre back at 11-a-side, but the highest goal scoring centre back at 6-a-side football.

1. My first involvement was through Law where I was drafted into their 11's and 6's side. From this and also my involvement with SUMFC has seen me turn out for all manner of teams just so I could get a game.

2. I won the plate last year with "Norfolk 'n' Chance". Looking to win the champs league and plate this year.

3. Quite a lot.....
Law
Rogue
Rushden and Hymens
G-Unit
Norfolk 'n' Chance
Werder Bromance
I have helped out a vast amount of teams over my 3 years including Chemistry, Biology, Econ, Bakehouse to name a few

4. Asides from potentially denying me of a 1st class degree, IM has allowed me to meet so many people who all share an enjoyment in football. You recognize so many people which is quite handy on nights out. IM has given me the chance to play football consistently and is an opportunity I will probably never have again.

5. Where do I sign up?

Jamie Hesketh



Jamie will be remembered for his commitments to his society Maths. I do not think they missed a game during his time here at The University of Sheffield. There is also a video of his team SBFC performing an awful chant going around after winning on penalties.

1. I first discovered Intra Mural when I joined one of the Maths Soc teams in my first year and playing in the Endcliffe Community league with my flat team, SBFC. I was then appointed as Sports Officer for the Maths society in my second year and was therefore responsible for all of the Maths Intra Mural sport (Football, Hockey and Netball) and so Goodwin almost became a second home. In my third year I was Maths football XI’s captain and so was involved in all of the Maths football.
2. I won the plate in the 5-a-side league with my flat team, SBFC, with a nail biting penalty shoot-out to finish off the final.

3. I honesty couldn’t count how many I’ve played for since I was always up for playing after a game if a team were short of players. But to name a few in particular:
Easy as Pi 1(maths joke).
Easy as Pi 2
Easy as Pi 3
Easy as Pi 4
Easy as Pi 5
Easy as Pi 6
SBFC
Maths Soc XI’s
PhysSoc
Philly FC
GeogSoc

4. Intra Mural will definitely be the aspect of being at university that I will remember most fondly. Despite being constantly injured, tired and missing lectures; it’s offered a fantastic way to keep fit, meet a ridiculous amount of new people and feed my unhealthy addiction to football. I’m going to be very sad without it.

5. Will jump at the chance.

Tristan Gretton



Tristan will be remembered for his truly outstanding talent between the 6-a-side goals. Not many goalkeepers come close and he will not let you forget it! He also proved he is a force to be reckoned with at centre back.

1. Back in 2009 i decided to create a flat team, as well as a few coursemates, the team was called Cowboys and Indians. Also trying out for the Maths team, i was selected to play in defence for the 2nd team in my first year. It progressed from here, in second year i changed to becoming a goalkeeper and my name started being spread around, so when it came to 3rd year i was being asked to play for teams who i'd never heard of just because they heard i was a keeper.

2. Last year my house team, Norfolk 'n' Chance won the Plate competition after beating FC Sparta in the final.

3. It is hard to keep count, i have played for about 4 different maths teams (11's and 6's) over the years, i have played for 3 Econ (11's and 6's) teams this season, Rogue Fc, both #Keepersoc teams, Norfolk 'n' Chance, Cowboys and Indians, the Hindu Society in 1st and 2nd year.

4. Intra mural has been a way to avoid doing any Uni work and a good way to skip lectures without feeling guilty. The amount of new friends i have found through intra mural is staggering, i cannot walk to uni without bumping into someone i know from Intra Mural, which is a great feeling. Most of all, it has meant that i can work on my tan while playing a sport i love.

5. I would definitely be interested in a return to Intra Mural action if the chance came up. It has had such a positive influence on my life that i could not turn down the chance to re-appear over the next few years.

Dhruv Gandhi



The word legend gets used a lot these days. But this lad is exactly that. I bet hardly anyone knew he had a first name. Gandhi will be remembered not only as the lad that turned into one of the greatest six a side goal keepers of all time to play Intra Mural sport but as the student face of Intra Mural.

Not only did Gandhi play for what seemed like 500+ teams, he was also the founder of #keepersoc. This is something that we all hope will live on after this year and for many years to come.

Gandhi also earned himself a place in the HOF for his services to Intra Mural in his final year. Becoming the Student Intra Mural Coordinator for football proved what an approachable person he is. Come day or night he was there to answer any questions or solve any problems.

We all dream of a team full of Gandhi’s.

1. I got involved in 1st year where I joined a society team with my first course Mansoc. As well as this, teams needed keepers so I joined to different house teams, Channel 4 News Team and Cowboys and Indians

2. I have never won anything however came very close after captaining my Law team to the final this year before losing to Chamakh My Pitch Up

3. Channel 4 News Team, Mansoc, Easy as Pi, Cowboys and Indians, Hardly Athletic, DB the Truth, Law, Ball Bag Feelers, History, Politics, Werder Bromance, FC Barberlona, FC Sion, #keepersoc, Marvin FC, #teambakehouse and Dave Page FC

4. Intra Mural has meant a lot to me. It helps those who don't make the universty team to play consistent competitve football. With the society teams, it helps you gain friends on your course and gain advice from those in the year above. It helps you meet people who also love to play football and it creates a community between all the players as everyone knows whos who at Intra Mural.

5. A few of us have already discussed the Alumni tournament and I am sure that I will be there next year with a few other of the Hall of Famers from this year and last year.

Nicola Jane Clegg



Nicola will be remembered for leading Psychology to a famous Intra Mural netball victory back in 2011/12. Nicola was also picked for “Team Black” in the very first Intra Mural Varsity Netball fixture which they won 42-9.

1. I first got intra mural by going down to psychology netball trials in my first year as a fresher, making the team and playing on a regular basis.

2. In my second year, my psychology team won the intramural league by beating SUNC development team in the final. In my final year, I played in the intramural varsity team and also won against hallam a tremendous 42-9!

3. Since my 1st year I have played every game for the psychology netball team and in my final year played for the university in the intramural varsity.

4. Intramural netball has been something I have looked forward to every week since I started university, it gives players the chance to play week in and week out ranging in all abilities and it involves everyone. More than playing netball, intramural netball is a way of making life long friends with team mates and is something I will greatly miss

5. Hell yeah! I'd be first in line! I'l have my team at the ready!

Jess Braddock



Jess will be remembered for her services to Intra Mural hockey. Jess proudly introduced already established hockey players to Intra Mural to show them the fun side to the sport. This has continued during Jess’s time here at The University of Sheffield.

1. Got involved through ManSoc my society playing hockey, already played for the uni club and people there said to play both. Wanted to be able to play mixed hockey.

2. NO, gutted we (mansoc) got robbed in the final last year against big rivals EconSoc, still a little bit bitter about that one.

3. Have always played for ManSoc, but this year played a bit for history because they were short but loyalty 100% lies with ManSoc!

4. Intramural to me has meant playing with a different group of people to whom I'd normally play with. Means getting to play with players of varied skill which is always fun. To me its been an hour of enjoyable hockey every Tuesday afternoon for as long as I can remember and I'll definitely miss it!

5. Potentially yeah, the uni club run their own tournament over Summer and around easter is usually when league finals etc are but depending on dates maybe!

Intra Mural would like to introduce a hall of fame from 2012.

We will add participants from all sports that Intra Mural has to offer. Gaining entry into the Intra Mural Hall of fame will give you cult status amongst your fellow students.

Just remember you don’t have to win a famous yellow t-shirt to gain entry.

So here are the entrants from 2012 and a little description as to why they are here……….

Bill McGrail

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If you were to ask anyone from 2009 to 2012 who deserves to be given this status they would say Bill McGrail. He has played 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 11-a-side football over the past 3 years. He has won finals and lost finals. Bill is often described as one of the best players to never have played for The University of Sheffield’s Men’s Football team.
Here are just a few teams he has played for over the years:-
Wigan Pier, Double Dutch, Smack My Pitch Up, Dyslexics Untied, Economics, Boro Youth, Elite 6, Harcourt Harriers, Mechsoc and more!

Daniel Padfield

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If you were to ask anyone from 2009 to 2012 who deserves to be given this status then if they don’t say Bill McGrail they will say Daniel Padfield (Paddy). Paddy has also played 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 11-a-side football over the years. As captain of The University of Sheffield Men’s Football from 2011-12 Paddy is well known by most teams.
However, the main reason Paddy has made the hall of fame is due to the fact that he has never won and Intra Mural Final. He came close to winning the Plate this year with FC Sparta; however this was not meant to be.
Unlucky Paddy!

Chris Grindley

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How can you not put this prolific goal keeper into the Intra Mural Hall of Fame. Over the course of 3 years Chris has plied his trade with Politics playing for A, B, C and D teams. But it didn’t stop there, Grindley also went on to play for History 1, History 3, CSS, Dave & Kids, David Page FC, Underdogs, Manchester Road, Gone Frog and Sociology.
This puts Chris Grindley up there with one of the most capped Intra Mural players in its history.

Michael Fraser

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This lad is especially known by all the Economics footballers. Michael Fraser (Fraser) became one of the first Intra Mural Society Sports Reps in 2012 and is one of the most organised Intra Mural Participants.
Over the years Fraser has competed for several teams:- Banana Banana, Althletico Derwent, Bayer Neverlosen but is mostly known for his victory in the 11-a-side 2012 final with Economics.
Im sure all Intra Mural Economics participants will agree that its been a pleasure to play for their society and this is a credit to Fraser.

Moo Stringer

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Moo has been extremely loyal to all the teams he has played for. He always received offers from an abundance of teams but turned them down. Again Moo has been seen as one of the better Intra Mural footballers by his team mates.
He is mostly known for his hard work and determination and is a genuinely nice guy.

Jen Williams

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Intra Mural Netball has seen several umpires over the past several years. However Jen has to be up there with one of the best. I have nothing but compliments about the standard of Jen’s umpiring.
Jen has also been extremely helpful over the past year with re-arranging fixtures etc.
Not only has Jen umpired but she also helped Sunc A achieive a perfect league season and help them get to the Intra Mural Final.

Christina Woods

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I think every Intra Mural Hockey team over the past 3 years would be able to tell you who Christina Woods is. This isn’t just because she has been an integral member of The University of Sheffield’s Hockey team, but she is an all round genuine person. Christina has been there done that and got the t-shirt, a couple of them actually with Fresh Bean.