Thursday, 28 November 2013

BUCS round-up

This week's British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixtures saw most of our teams in knockout action.

Men's Football 1st and 2nd teams both progressed, beating Liverpool John Moores 3rd and Leeds Met Carnegie 3rd respectively. Men's 4th lost at Grimsby 1st, while Women's 1st were defeated at Northumbria 1st.

Rugby League 1st are through to the last 16 after a 54-16 win at Newcastle 2nd.Women's Rugby Union enjoyed a comfortable 34-7 success at home to Liverpool John Moores 1st.

Men's Hockey 1st won 6-1 at Bolton 1st, while Women's first secured a 10-2 victory at Manchester 5th. Men's 1st and Women's 1st Basketball both slipped to heavy away defeats, but our Netball teams are both through to the next round - the 1st team overcoming York 1st 56-31, while our 3rd team won 62-32 against Manchester Met 9th.

Men's Tennis 1st won 8-4 at Liverpool 1st, but our 2nd team crashed 10-2 at Leeds 4th.Men's Badminton 1st won 8-0 against MMU (Cheshire) 2nd, while Women's 1st beat Hull 1st 5-3.

Men's Table Tennis lost heavily at Lancaster 1st, but our Women's team put up an excellent display in a tournament at Leeds. Katie Lee, Yali Wang and Becca McGrath battled hard to get though to the final, eventually losing out to a Keele University team containing two of the top ranked ladies in the country

UCLan Golf 1st team's long unbeaten streak in the league is over after they lost 4-2 at Northumbria 1st. Our 2nd team also lost to Durham 1st, but the 3rd team sealed a 5-1 win at Liverpool 1st.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rugby League in action
UCLan Rugby League moved to the top of the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Northern Division 2A with an impressive 34-12 win at Bangor 1st.

Men’s Rugby Union 1st lost at home to Leeds 2nd, and there were defeats for Men's Football 2nd & 4th teams. Men's 3rd drew 1-1 with Manchester 3rd, while the 5th team beat UCFB (Burnley) 3-1. Women's Football 1st lost 3-2 at home to Northumbria 1st.

UCLan Rams American Football team crashed 30-9 at Liverpool John Moores 1st, while it was a disappointing week in Hockey, with all four of our teams losing.

Men's Basketball 1st lost 64-61 at Leeds Met Carnegie 2nd, while the 2nd team slipped to their first reverse of the season with a 74-70 defeat at Salford 2nd. Women’s Basketball 1st lost narrowly at Manchester 1st.

Netball 1st retained their 100% record at the top of Northern Division 2A with a 39-33 win at Liverpool 2nd. Our 2nd team beat Liverpool John Moores 3rd 45-32, while the 3rd team enjoyed a 52-30 success against Cumbria 2nd.

Men's Tennis 1st & 2nd teams won 8-4 against Lancaster 1st and Keele 2nd respectively, while Women's 1st picked up their first point of the season with a 6-6 draw against Lancaster 1st.

Men's Badminton 1st drew 4-4 at Lancaster 1st and our Women's team maintained their unbeaten record with an 8-0 win at home to Manchester 2nd.

Squash 1st lost 4-1 at home to Lancaster 1st, Men's Table Tennis 1st lost 10-7 at Lancaster 2nd and the 2nd team crashed 14-3 at home to Leeds Met Carnegie 2nd. Mens & Women's Fencing teams both suffered defeats, while Men's Lacrosse 1st lost heavily at home to Bangor 1st.

Our three Golf teams remain unbeaten with the 1st team securing a 6-0 win against Nottingham 1st, while our 2nd team drew 3-3 at Sheffield 1st. The 3rd team also drew 3-3 at Leeds Met Carnegie 2nd.

(Image: Jodie Williams Photography)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

UCLan hosts National Table Tennis Championships

The best young table tennis players in the country are set to converge on UCLan this weekend for the English Cadet and Junior National Championships.

Over 250 players will battle for national honours at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, with some of England's finest up-and-coming talents scheduled to compete.

The Manager of UCLan's STFSC, Martin Baines, said: "After successfully hosting the Championships last year, we are once again looking forward to welcoming these young athletes to our sports centre to train and compete at our first-class facility.

"This builds on our successful track record with the sport after we welcomed international table tennis teams from USA and Australia to use the centre as a pre-Olympic training base in 2012."

Among the entries are Junior singles favourites Helshan Weerasinghe and Tin-Tin Ho, who are both looking to add to fine domestic records with more National titles in Preston.

Sixteen-year-old Helshan, a former Cadet National Champion, is looking for his first junior title after ending up as a losing finalist in both 2011 and 2012 to current England senior squad member, Sam Walker.

Tin-Tin swept the board last season with five titles out of five. The 15-year-old is one of the biggest prospects in English table tennis having also represented Europe in the World Cadet Challenge.

Friday, 15 November 2013

BUCS round-up

UCLan's Golf teams have maintained their unbeaten start to the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) season. The 1st team won 5-1 at Leeds Met Carnegie 1st, while our 2nd and 3rd teams fought out a 3-3 draw.

UCLan Rugby League made it four wins on the spin with a 32-16 success at Lancaster 1st. Men's Rugby Union 1st lost 43-5 at Sheffield 1st, while Women's 1st fell 39-20 at Chester 1st.

Our first four Men's Football teams all crashed to defeats, but the 5th team won 1-0 at UCFB Burnley 3rd. Women's 1st triumphed 8-0 at home to MMU Cheshire 1st.

Women's Hockey 1st won 8-4 at Manchester 4th, but Men's 1st and 2nd lost at home to Keele 1st and Liverpool John Moores 2nd respectively.

Netball 1st won 48-28 at home to Manchester Met 1st, our 2nd team lost 57-46 at Liverpool 3rd, but the 3rd team enjoyed a 56-49 success at Keele 3rd.

Men's Basketball 1st lost 78-74 at Newcastle 1st, but the 2nd team won 89-77 at home to Glyndwr 1st. Women's 1st lost 80-43 at Bradford 1st.

Men's Fencing 1st and Men’s Lacrosse 1st were both defeated. Men's Table Tennis 1st beat Liverpool 2nd 14-3, while the 2nd team won 10-7 at Sheffield Hallam 2nd.

Men's Tennis 1st retained their 100% record with an 8-4 win at Keele 1st, while our 2nd team drew 6-6 with Bangor 2nd.

Squash 1st lost 12-5 at Keele 1st, while Men's Badminton 1st and 2nd lost 6-2 at home to Keele's first two teams. Women's Badminton 1st remain unbeaten after a 5-3 win at Liverpool 1st.

Friday, 8 November 2013

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rugby League maintained their 100% start to the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) season with a 28-6 home win against MMU Cheshire 2nd. Women's Rugby Union enjoyed a 17-15 cup success at Manchester Met 2nd.

Three of our Men's Football teams were also in knockout action. The 1st team won 5-1 at Edgehill 2nd, our 4th team beat Bradford 2nd 2-0, but the 5th team lost 3-0 at Lancaster 2nd. Women's Football 1st also lost 4-2 at Liverpool John Moores 1st.

Men's and Women's Hockey 1st teams are through to the next round of their cup competitions. The Men beat Liverpool John Moores 2nd 3-0, while the Women beat Edgehill 1st 2-1. Both our 2nd teams slipped to heavy defeats.

Men's Basketball 1st won their league encounter with Manchester 1st 65-60, but the 2nd team lost 62-85 to Sheffield Hallam 2nd in the cup. Women's 1st lost 65-35 at Lancaster 1st. Netball 1st enjoyed a 50-29 cup win at Northumbria 3rd, but UCLan Rams American Football and Men's Lacrosse 1st both slipped to league defeats.

Men's Tennis 1st secured an 8-4 cup success at Liverpool Hope 1st, Men's Badminton 2nd progressed to the next round with an 8-0 win at Bangor 1st, while Squash 1st went through after a 3-0 win at Edgehill 1st.

Our Golf teams have made a strong start to their new league campaign. The 1st team beat Loughborough 1st 6-0 and our 2nd team triumphed by the same score at Liverpool 1st. The 3rd team drew 3-3 with Sheffield 1st.

Friday, 1 November 2013

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rugby League continued their unbeaten start to the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) season with a 44-14 win at home to Chester 1st.

Men’s Rugby Union 1st lost 36-10 at home to Leeds Met Carnegie 2nd, while our Women’s team were beaten 34-10 by Edgehill 1st.

Men’s Football 1st moved to the top of Northern Division 2A with a 6-0 win over Manchester 2nd. Our 2nd team drew 0-0 with Lancaster 1st, while the 3rd team lost 7-3 at home to Manchester Met 3rd. Women’s 1st lost 5-1 at home to Manchester 1st.

Men’s Basketball 1st beat Lancaster 1st 86-73, while the 2nd team won 53-47 at Liverpool 2nd. Women’s 1st lost 28-62 at home to Newcastle 1st. Netball 1st won 58-36 at Lancaster 1st, but the 2nd team were defeated 78-37 by Salford 1st. Our 3rd team cruised to a 58-8 success over Salford 2nd. Men's Hockey 1st and 2nd both crashed to heavy defeats.

Golf 1st and 2nd enjoyed victories over Birmingham 1st and Leeds Met Carnegie 2nd respectively, while the 3rd team drew with Durham 1st. Women’s Fencing 1st lost 135-55 at Newcastle 2nd.

Men’s Tennis 1st notched their third whitewash of the season with a 12-0 win over Liverpool 3rd. Women’s 1st fell by the same scoreline to Liverpool John Moores 1st. Men’s Badminton 1st won 5-3 at Liverpool 2nd, while the 2nd team prevailed by the same score at Cumbria 1st. Men’s Table Tennis 1st lost 11-6 at York 1st, but our 2nd team enjoyed a 12-5 win at home to Keele 1st.