Dent United: UBC Rec Champs again!

May 8, 2014

Intramural sports fans jumped for joy on March 26, 2014, when Dent United won the Student Recreation Centre Futsal League 2014 (winter) tournament.

The men’s UBC Recreation team for Dentistry secured the title of Men’s Tier 2 Divisional Champions. Futsal is a fast-paced variation of soccer normally played indoors.

Dent United futsal champs

Dent United futsal champs, from left to right: Mudhar Al-bayati, Omar Al-Bakri, Tanmeet Singh, Matthew Chin, Graham Macdonald, Ashkan Afshinkia, Kiavash Hosseini, and Fran Rhee.

The team has done well garnering champion titles across several sports tournaments over recent school terms. Starting with their latest futsal title:

  • SRC Futsal League 2014 (winter): Men’s Tier 2 Divisional Champions
  • Handley Cup Soccer, 2013 (fall): Men’s Tier 2 Campus Wide Champions
  • Point Grey Flag Football League, 2013 (fall): Division 1 Men’s Football Champions
  • Point Grey Flag Football League, 2012 (fall): Division 1 Men’s Football Champions

Sports have always been a big part of Tanmeet Singh’s life. The fourth-year dental student has been a Dent United team member since his first year and has been proud to represent the Faculty of Dentistry through various sports offered by UBC Recreation.

“I am grateful to be able to take away great memories of playing under the lights with great friends,” he says, “and we have been fortunate enough to put together some championship seasons.

Tanmeet hopes the winning tradition keeps going for Dent United. “I encourage everyone to give it a try; it’s a good excuse to get away from the books.”