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Cardiff and Met HC News and Events

Cardiff & Met News and Events

Cardiff Team up with 200 Degrees

Uncategorised Posted on 11/27/2019 2:18 pm

Jack Rhodes from M1s is delighted to be sponsored by 200 Degrees Coffee for the 2019/2020 season. The first event of season took place on Friday, organised by Jack and the 200 Degrees team, as a handful of the M1s went down to the store on Queen Street for a round of flat whites and to meet manager Mike, and the Cardiff 200 Degrees team.

This was the first event that aimed to connect 200 Degrees with Cardiff & Met HC who have visions of developing sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship. All members are encouraged to keep an eye out for future events with 200 Degrees and the Cardiff Queen street store.

In the meantime all club members are encouraged to pop in if they are passing for a coffee or bite to eat. When you do so mention you are a member of the club to one of the store team and share your experience on social media, helping our cause and the future relationship between Cardiff & Met HC and 200 Degrees.

Drink Better Coffee

Producing 200 Degrees Coffee is a labour of love. All of our green coffee beans are ethically sourced, with our signature Brazilian Love Affair espresso blend coming 100% from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Our coffee has been perfected through meticulous testing in our roast house and our own coffee shops. We ‘small batch’ roast to order, with every finished roast sampled by our Master Roaster before dispatch.

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Cardiff & Met @ Sulton of Johor Cup – GB U23

Uncategorised Posted on 11/27/2019 10:23 am

The Sultan of Johor Cup is an invitational tournament in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Two current Cardiff & Met players travelled with the 18-man Great Britain team – Ioan Wall, who was making his first appearance at the tournament, and Callum Mackenzie, making his third appearance. The team entered the tournament looking to retain the title they had claimed the year before.   The week-long tournament consisted of six teams; Great Britain, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India. 

The first three games of the tournament showed Great Britain to be strong favourites, beating New Zealand 2-0, Japan 2-1 and Australia 1-0, with Wall scoring a PC against Japan. The results meant a draw was needed against the hosts to ensure a place in their third consecutive final. GB struggled, losing 1-0 in a scrappy game, meaning the final game against India was all to play for. The game finished 3-3, with Wall contributing to the score sheet with a PC, therefore both teams would face-off again in the final the following day – a repeat of the final from the previous year.  The atmosphere throughout the tournament was amazing; consistent drumming and chanting made it hard to hear anyone on the pitch. 

The final was played in front of a packed stadium, with no spare seat in sight. The final was end to end, counter attack after counter attack, with India having the better chances throughout. Going into the fourth quarter, all was square at 0-0.  India scored first with nine minutes left to play, but the lead was short lived with GB scoring just a minute after. This made for a tense final few minutes as India battered GB. With 25 seconds left on the clock, Wall fired a notorious slap into the circle. After the ball bounced around, it was finally turned in with 19 seconds left on the clock. The game finished 2-1 Great Britain, meaning they retain the title and become the first team to have won the tournament three times.

Ioan Wall
Callum Mackenzie (right)