Guts or Glory on Campus


Utahloy International School Zengcheng, providing one of the top school facilities in the region, has been seen doing more and more community events around campus. On April 15, a special Open Day was held with the first Utahloy Football Cup Challenge. Along with Brazilian BBQ, classroom workshops, robotics displays and family activities, the Football Cup Challenge invited eight teams from the Dongguan community to enjoy a sports day out.

Organized by experienced Brazilian coach Mateus Martins, eight local football clubs from Brazil, Italy, Ireland and China were divided into two groups, according to the qualified matches. The four winning teams competed against each other for the Gold Cup; the losing teams fought for the Silver Cup. In the end, Latin FC took the Gold Cup and Os Pernas de Pau grabbed the Silver.

“It was the school’s principal’s, Mr. Evans, idea to open the amazing campus to the Dongguan community and together we came up with the football challenge,” said parent Marcus Soares who arranged the Brazilian BBQ. Surrounded by a pleasant environment with three natural grass soccer fields, lakes and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, the campus also hosted Dongguan’s first contact rugby tournament on May 6, attracting adult football 10’s clubs from South China and Hong Kong. “This was the first of many others to come,” added Marcus.

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