2012 Bevan Corbett Cup
– by Riley Lewis, 3rd year Mining Engineering Student
On a beautiful day on 4th of May, the UNSW Mining Society hosted its annual friendly Touch Football Day in remembrance of the late Bevan Corbett, a former Mining Engineering student at UNSW.
This year, the tournament started with the inaugural Staff vs. Student friendly game. The staff looked determined to win as they made their way onto the pitch giving the students intimidating glares and remarks. However the students were too strong (and fit) and they fought off the staff, winning 4-zip!
After this friendly, the Staff were able to cool down and relax at a BBQ hosted by the Mining Society. The students broke off into their respective years and started the round robin competition of the Bevan Corbett Tournament. Each student year puts up a fight to claim bragging rights, striving to have their year engraved on the Bevan Corbett Shield of Honour.
There was an early upset, when the 4th year’s were knocked out in the semi finals against the 2nd year’s. Particularly considering this group have won consecutively in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. The grand final matched the underdogs (3rd year team) against the strong 2nd year’s team. Both teams showed great determination to win but in the end the 2nd year’s were victorious with a 4-2 scoreline and they were awarded the Bevan Corbett Shield for 2012.
The day was a great way for students and staff to mingle with each other in a fun and social activity, while helping us remember a former member of the mining society and faculty, Bevan Corbett.
2nd year Mining Engineering student, Alexander Papaioanou, captured some great photos of the event. Click here to view them.
Bevan was a 2nd year student of Mining Engineering at UNSW. In the 2005/06 summer recess, Bevan secured industrial training in the town of Cobar, New South Wales. On New Year’s Eve, Bevan, 20, was bitten repeatedly by a brown snake while jogging. He was flown to Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick and died on the morning of 2 January, accompanied by family and friends.
Bevan commenced Mining Engineering in 2003 and became a resident of Warrane College. He was an outstanding student, sportsman and friend. He represented Warrane College in many sports and was elected Sports Director for 2005. He also represented UNSW in the Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs (AFL) squad.