Tuesday, 29 April 2014

UCLan Golf aim for National title

UCLan Golf 1st team face Stirling 1st on Wednesday as they bid to claim the BUCS National Championship.

After cruising to the Premier North league title, knock-out wins against Buckingham New 1st, Bournemouth 1st and Exeter 1st have taken UCLan to the final for the second year in a row.

Victory would cap a memorable season for UCLan Golf, with their achievements also recently recognised at the Preston Sports Awards.

Golf programme director David Grecic commented: "This continued success is testament to the effort and excellence of the students, coaches and staff on the UCLan Portfolio of Golf degrees delivered at our Associate School Myerscough College's campus. Their drive to constantly improve their performance has led to sustained success for all three UCLan teams and in our Golfers being voted the City's FE/ HE Team of the Year.

"This work ethic has also been reflected in some wonderful individual performances this year - most recently Louis Tomlinson's victory at the R&A Bursary Championship at St Andrew's this month. Best wishes to the team and staff - you definitely deserve all the accolades you're receiving."

The final takes place at Formby Golf Club, Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 1LQ, from 8.00 am tomorrow.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bubble Football event is a big hit

UCLanSport 4 U teamed up with former student Aneel Javed (owner of Strawberry Sport) to deliver the first ever 'Bubble Football' event.

Hosted and funded by UCLan Sports Arena The event was a huge success and booked out in record time, with 12 teams registering before adverts were even printed.

Bubble football is quickly becoming the latest craze and it didn't disappoint the UCLan students who were lucky enough to take part. All of the participants had a great time and the Sport 4 U team have received nothing but positive feedback including: 'It was the best event we've have ever been to' and 'It was absolutely awesome'.

Sport 4 U are now looking for as many retweets on their Twitter page to establish demand for a second event. To see footage and pictures from the event please visit (and like) their Facebook page.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Tigers head to Nationals

UCLan Tigers have been busy raising money to fund their participation at the British Cheerleading Association (BCA) University Nationals 2014 later this month.

Taking place on April 17th & 18th in Telford, the competition will see universities from across the country compete in different aspects of cheerleading.

We spoke to team Treasurer Hannah Tyler to find out more:

"Our fundraiser consisted of us performing our routines to showcase our skills and improvements to friends and family in the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.

"Within cheer we have the full co-ed team which consists of 32 members (including two boys) performing our full competition routine. This is made up of various jumps, dances, stunts and tumbling, all of which require dedication and intense practice to ensure the moves are clean and in time to the music.

"We also have three stunt teams, each consisting of five members, and they perform various stunts in quick succession across different levels of difficulty. We have a level 1 all girl stunt team, level 2 all girls stunt team and level 2 co-ed stunt team (three boys & two girls).

"There is also a Pom dance team, which is a choreographed dance routine with pom-poms. This type of dance requires a level of dance experience and flexibility due to its high demands.

"In addition to performing the routines we also held a cake sale, with lots of homemade cakes made by the team, and a raffle with prizes kindly donated by many shops throughout Preston City Centre.

We managed to raise over £700 which will all go towards paying for our hotel and possibly even petrol money too.

"The whole team would like to thank our Fundraising Officer Evie Oxton, Head Coach Natalie Gibson, Team UCLan and particularly the help with advertising by the staff at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre."

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Rugby lads feel the pain

UCLan Rugby League players went through the pain barrier to raise over £1,000 for charity.

A sponsored leg wax saw the team raise around £400 for Parkinson's UK and after completing the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peak walk the figure crashed through the four figure mark.

Nik Zalad organised the events to raise money for a charity close to his heart as his Mum suffers from the disease.

The team are still collecting donations, so if anyone is interested in helping please email Nik.