Posted 2nd Nov 2012

Students Union Weekly Sports Update 4

Firstly, sorry for the delayed update.

I have been in Manchester since Tuesday where the company was fantastic at NUS Union Development Zone Conference 2012; the weather however; not so much.

Student Union SportNow is also probably as good a time as any to let you know that I am sitting on NUS’ UD Zone Committee for 2012-13. This means that I can have a direct feed into national policy and help push sport and activities further up the national student agenda!

In my absence Score also sold out in just two hours. If you don’t want to miss out next week you’ll have to make sure you’re even quicker than that!

Onto more local happenings now and our Ultimate Frisbee First Team managed to qualify for the Division 1 nationals. This ensures that next month they will be competing for BUCS points. They finished third behind Southampton and Bristol while beating Cardiff, Plymouth and Exeter.

It was also a very successful weekend for our rowers. The Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships provided great experience for the senior squads. With competition from Olympic gold medallists the standard was high, but we came out with some good and unexpected results!

The men’s squads put some strong competitions against some very experienced crews. The highlight of the weekend was Sara Parfett and Maria Stack, in the Women’s Doubles, who managed to bag a silver medal. A fantastic result that the club and SU sport is exceedingly proud of – well done girls!

This, coupled with a great set of competitive results yesterday means that we have snuck our way up to fourth in the National Standings, just 30 points behind second place. So let’s aim for that next week!

Special mention goes to this week’s team of the week – the Men’s Rugby League Team who beat the Premierships’ leading team UWE, 20-16.

Today also marks the start Movember 2013, whereby you can grow a moustache in aid of Prostate Cancer research. The UK currently leads the global standings after just one day, with nearly 250,000 registered mo’s. Also, keep an eye out for an event at the end of the month – to award some prizes for the best (and worst) mo’s on campus.


Finally some things you may want to get involved with in the coming weeks:

If you loved the Olympics you may want to get involved with the Sports Leadership Qualification being delivered by Bath Council, it’s a great opportunity to develop valuable work skills! Currently there is also a 50% off discount.

Or alternatively get involved with the Sports Maker Sessions taking place at Bath Rugby Club on
16 November 1pm – 3pm.

Many thanks and happy Movember,

Jon Gleave
Sport Officer

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