11 October 2014, Manchester; Maldivian students and families together with the High Commission of Maldives in London took part in a friendly game that saw Maldivians from the North of the UK take on the Maldivians in the South of the UK. The match was held in Manchester and saw many students and Maldivian families travel from all over the country to participate in the event.
Both teams put on a competitive and spirited display but it was ultimately the South that claimed victory albeit by a narrow margin with the final score finishing 9-7. The High Commission of Maldives sponsored the pitch and trophy.
The event was a huge success and was enjoyed by players and spectators alike. More than 60 Maldivians attended the event. It is hoped that this will be turned into a regular event and that students from the North will have the opportunity to avenge this narrow defeat in the near future in London.