Thursday, 27 November 2014

BUCS round-up

UCLan's Football teams enjoyed a successful time in their cup competitions this week, with four of our teams all progressing to the next round.

Men's 1st won 3-2 at Teesside 1st, the 2nd team triumphed 1-0 at home to Leeds 2nd and our 4th team eased to a 3-0 victory at Blackburn College 1st. Men's 5th team slipped to a 4-2 defeat at Manchester Met 6th, but Women's 1st team won 3-0 at home to Keele 1st.

Men's Rugby Union 1st & 2nd, our Women's 1st and the Women's Hockey 1st teams were all knocked out of their respective cup competitions.

UCLan Netball 1st travelled to Glasgow to face Strathclyde 1st and came away with an impressive 67-53 win. The 3rd team lost 39-26 at Manchester Met 7th. Men's Basketball 1st won 85-71 at home to Nottingham 1st, but our 2nd team lost 74-68 to Liverpool 1st.

Men's Table Tennis 1st won 9-8 at Keele 1st, but the 2nd team crashed 12-5 at York 1st. Men's Tennis 1st and Men's & Women's Badminton 1st teams were all defeated.

Men's Fencing 1st and Men's Lacrosse 1st lost to Bradford 1st and Bangor 1st respectively. UCLan Squash 1st won 3-0 at home to Manchester 3rd, while Women's Volleyball 1st progressed to the next round with a 3-0 success at MMU Cheshire 1st.

Our three Golf teams all secured league victories, with the 1st team winning 3.5-2.5 at home to Birmingham 1st, our 2nd team securing a 4.5-1.5 success at York 1st and the 3rd team comfortably disposing of Leeds Beckett Carnegie 1st 5.5-0.5.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Preston Sports Awards 2015

The 10th annual Preston Sports Awards is the chance to honour the unsung heroes and local sporting champions in the city through a variety of awards celebrating sporting excellence.

The 2015 awards will be presented by guest speaker Gail Emms (former World Champion and Olympic mixed doubles Badminton silver medallist). The event is sponsored by Walker Smith Way Legal, Preston, in association with Preston Guild Hall Ltd.

There are 17 different award categories - for details of how to nominate, please click here.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

BUCS round-up

UCLan Netball 2nd team
UCLan's three BUCS Golf teams enjoyed a clean sweep of victories this week.

Our 1st team won 5-1 at Northumbria 1st, the 2nd team beat Leeds Beckett Carnegie 1st by the same scoreline and our 3rd team defeated Sheffield 1st 4-2.

Men's Football 1st drew 0-0 at LJMU 2nd, while our 2nd & 3rd teams won at Glyndwr 1st and Edge Hill 2nd respectively.

The 4th team lost 4-2 at home to Bolton 1st, but the Women's 1st team enjoyed a 4-1 success at MMU Cheshire 2nd.

UCLan Rams retained their 100% American Football record with a hard-fought 9-0 win at home to Staffordshire 1st. Men's Rugby Union 1st lost 17-15 at Edge Hill 1st, but the 2nd team won 24-10 at home to Keele 2nd.

Men's Hockey 1st won 2-0 at Bangor 1st and our Women's 1st team won 3-2 at home to Edge Hill 1st. Their 2nd team counterparts were both defeated.

UCLan Netball 1st & 3rd teams both lost, but our 2nd team enjoyed a 45-38 success at home to Liverpool 4th. Men's & Women's Basketball 1st teams lost to Salford 1st & LJMU 1st respectively.

UCLan Cricket 1st beat Manchester Met but lost to Liverpool, while Men's Lacrosse 1st lost 13-3 at Chester 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st won 10-2 at Bangor 1st, the 2nd team fell 9-3 at home to Manchester Met 1st, but Women's 1st won 12-0 at home to Huddersfield 1st.

Men's Badminton 2nd drew 4-4 with Lancaster 2nd, while Women's 1st defeated Lancaster 1st 7-1. Men's Table Tennis 1st won 10-7 at home to Manchester 2nd, but the 2nd team were beaten by the same scoreline at Sunderland 1st. UCLan Squash 1st won 5-0 at Manchester 3rd.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rams kicked off their BUCS American Football season with a comfortable 34-6 victory at LJMU 1st.

Men's Football 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th were all in knockout action and all progressed to the next round of their competitions. Women's 1st enjoyed a 3-1 cup success at home to Lancaster 1st, but the 2nd team lost heavily in the league at Bolton 1st.

Women's Rugby Union 1st and our Men's 2nd team both progressed to the next round of their cup competitions after wins against Bangor 1st and Chester (Warrington) 1st respectively.

Men's Hockey 1st & 2nd both crashed to heavy cup defeats, but Women's 1st progressed after a 3-1 win at Chester 1st.

Men's Basketball 1st picked up their second league win of the season with an 87-72 success at Sunderland 1st. Men's 2nd beat York St John 1st 100-81 to go through to the next of the cup, but Women's 1st are out after losing 47-42 at home to Keele 1st.

UCLan Netball 1st won for the first time this season with a 53-42 league success at home to Northumbria 2nd. Our 3rd team reached the next round of the cup after a 61-11 success at Chester (Warrington) 1st.

Men's Badminton 2nd lost 8-0 in the cup at Manchester 3rd, while Women's 1st lost 5-3 in the league at home to Sheffield Hallam 1st.

Women's Tennis 1st and Men's Fencing were both defeated in their cup competitions, but Men's Tennis 1st, Men's Table Tennis 2nd and UCLan Squash 1st all progressed to the next round.

UCLan Golf 1st triumphed 5-1 at Nottingham 1st.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

UCLan to host Junior and Cadet National Championships

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tin-Tin Ho will be among the best young table tennis players in England vying to win a national title in Preston later this month.

Ho, who was only 15 when she won her mixed doubles medal alongside Liam Pitchford in Glasgow this summer, will be aiming to add the Junior National title to her accolades as the Junior and Cadet National Championships are held at UCLan's Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC).

Opposing Tin-Tin will be the top U18 players in the country, including defending champion Maria Tsaptsinos, who caused an upset by beating Ho in last year's final. Also back to defend his Junior Boys’ title is England age-group player Helshan Weerasinghe, who this year claimed his first international singles title at the Madeira Open.

The two Cadet (U15) champions are also returning – Tom Jarvis in the boys and Kate Cheer in the girls. As well as boys and girls singles, there will also be doubles competitions in Preston.UCLan has already hosted several other international table tennis events, including a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games warm-up match between England and Australia, at STFSC.

Manager Martin Baines said: "We are delighted to once again welcome international table tennis athletes to Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and invite the local public to come along and see them in action. It's a great opportunity for people to see athletes from the Commonwealth Games compete right here on their doorstep and hopefully will help to boost table tennis interest in Lancashire."

The two day event, which takes place on the weekend of November 22/23, is open to the public and free to attend. Play will begin each day at 9.00am.

For more information on attending the event contact STFSC on 01772 895400 or email Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

BUCS round-up

UCLan Men's Football 1st team lead BUCS Northern Division 2A after winning 4-2 at home to Manchester 2nd.

The 2nd team lost 5-2 at home to Manchester Met 3rd, but our 3rd and 5th teams defeated Manchester Met 4th and Cumbria (Ambleside) 5th respectively.

Our Women’s 1st team are top of Northern D2A after a 4-3 win at home to Edge Hill 1st, but the 2nd team fell 5-0 at Manchester 3rd.

Men's Rugby Union 2nd won 26-12 at home to Chester (Warrington) 1st, while our Women’s 1st team triumphed 67-0 at Manchester 2nd.

Men's Hockey 1st eased to a 4-1 win at home to Liverpool 2nd, but our 2nd team crashed 4-0 at LJMU 2nd. Women's 1st team racked up a massive 20-1 victory at Chester 1st, while the 2nd team won 2-0 at home to Edge Hill 2nd.

It was a disappointing week for our Basketball teams, with Men's 1st & 2nd and Women's 1st all losing. There was a similar story for our Netball teams, with all three being defeated.

UCLan Golf 1st won 4-2 at home to Durham 1st and our 2nd team won 5.5-0.5 at Durham 2nd.

Men's Tennis 1st won 10-2 at Liverpool 2nd, but the 2nd team lost by the same scoreline at home to Lancaster 2nd. Women's 1st were also beaten 10-2 at Manchester Met 1st.

Men’s Badminton 1st won 5-3 at home to Bangor 1st, our 2nd team enjoyed a 6-2 success at Cumbria 1st and the Women’s 1st team won 5-3 at home to Northumbria 1st.

Men's Table Tennis 1st & 2nd and Squash 1st all slipped to defeats. Men's Fencing lost 135-61 at home to Manchester 2nd.

Men's Lacrosse 1st won 8-4 at home to Manchester 2nd, while our Men's Cricket (Indoor) team defeated Lancaster 1st and MMU (Cheshire) 2nd.