Friday, 16 October 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rugby League kicked off the new British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) season with a hard fought 16-16 draw at Salford 1st.

Men's Rugby Union 1st won 56-0 at home to Edge Hill 1st, but our 2nd team lost 98-21 at Salford 1st.

There were mixed fortunes for our football teams, with defeats for our Men's 1st & 4th teams and a 2-2 draw for the 2nd team at Cumbria (Carlisle) 1st.

Our 3rd team won 2-1 at Keele 1st, while the 5th team cruised to a 7-1 victory at Chester (Warrington) 2nd.

Women's 1st lost 5-2 at Leeds Beckett 2nd, but the 2nd team secured a 14-1 win at MMU Cheshire 4th.

Women's Hockey 1st enjoyed a 4-1 victory at home to Manchester 3rd, while the 2nd team triumphed 1-0 at Chester 2nd. Men's 1st & 2nd teams lost at Mancsheter Met 1st and Chester (Warrington) 1st respectively. Men's Lacrosse 1st were defeated 9-3 at Northumbria 1st and Women's 1st team crashed 14-2 at Liverpool 2nd.

UCLan Netball 1st (above) started their Northern Division 2A campaign in impressive fashion with a 60-32 win at home to Keele 1st. The 2nd team lost 35-28 against Liverpool 5th, but our 3rd team sealed a 31-9 home victory against Manchester Met 7th.

Men's Basketball 1st lost 99-66 at Northumbria 2nd, but our 2nd team romped to a 102-35 home success against MMU Cheshire 4th. Women's 1st team also enjoyed a comfortable victory, winning 121-7 at home to Liverpool Hope 1st. Men's Volleyball 1st won 3-0 at Leeds 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st & 2nd teams both lost, but Women's 1st drew 6-6 at home to Keele 1st. Men's Table Tennis 1st beat Manchester 2nd 10-7.

Men's Squash 1st won 3-0 at home to Salford 1st, but our 2nd, 3rd & Women's 1st teams all lost. Men's Badminton 1st sealed a comfortable 8-0 win at home to LJMU 1st. The 2nd team fell 7-1 against Manchester Met 1st, but our Women's 1st team battled to a 5-3 victory at home to Leeds Beckett 1st.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Aerobathon is back!

Do you want to take part in one of Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre's biggest events of the year?

Aerobathon 11 is your opportunity to do just that. The ever popular mix of Zumba, Aerobics, Samba Drumming and a little bit more Zumba returns to STFSC on Tuesday, 20th October, 5-6.30pm.

The dress code for this event is pink and black and there are also 250 limited edition 'T' Shirts available on a first come, first served basis, so get there early to receive yours.

Please email STFSC to book your place.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Meet the Athletes evening

We're looking for final year or postgraduate Sports students to work alongside the coaches and parents of the region's up and coming young talent as part of the Lancashire Rising Star initiative.

This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your CV while gaining insight into athlete development.

The Lancashire Rising Star Fund gives young athletes from across the region the opportunity to receive a grant to cover costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees, and equipment.

Each recipient also receives a package of support from UCLanSport that includes strength and conditioning services, nutritional advice and support and access to UCLan sports and training facilities.

Anyone interested please attend the 'Meet the Athletes' evening at Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Wednesday, 7 October, 6.00pm. Alternatively, please email Keith McGregor for more details.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

UCLanSport Rugby Union Floodlit Cup 2015

The UCLanSport Floodlit Cup returns this evening with Ripley St Thomas taking on Birkdale High School at Preston Grasshoppers RFC (kick-off 6.15pm).

The Floodlit Cup is the leading school competition in the North of England at under 16's level and has once again attracted a strong line-up of teams.

Lancaster Royal Grammar School (above) are the reigning holders of the cup after defeating Wirral Grammar 15-8 in last year's final.

To view the full draw please click here.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Rising sports stars receive funding boost

Twelve talented local athletes have been awarded a cash boost to help them achieve their sporting goals.

The Lancashire Rising Star Fund, in association with Lancashire Sport Partnership and UCLanSport, awards grants of £500 to individuals to support the cost of travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment.

In addition to the money each athlete receives a tailored package of support from UCLanSport that includes strength and conditioning services, nutritional advice and support, and access to the university's sports and training facilities.

Up-and-coming skier Bethany Widdup (left) and promising golfer Ryan Anderton are amongst those receiving the award, which has been given to athletes across a variety of sports including football, cycling and swimming.

Adrian Leather, Chief Executive at Lancashire Sport Partnership, said: "Families can spend well in excess of £5,000 a year supporting young athletes' progress in their chosen sport. We want to help them achieve their potential and realise their dreams of competing at the highest level.

"We are looking forward to working with all 12 athletes over the next year and hopefully they might be competing for the country in future Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games."

To find out more about the latest recipients of the award or for information about supporting Lancashire’s future sporting stars please click here.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Institute golfers win USA battle

Golfers from our partners Myerscough College have retained the Mike O'Keefe Collegiate Ryder Cup after a thrilling contest against Ohio State University.

Ten students and two staff travelled to Columbus to compete in the second playing of the tournament and returned home victorious after a 6.5 – 5.5 win. The event brings together Ohio State University's Professional Golf Management Programme and the UCLanSport/Myerscough International Institute for Golf Education (IIGE) Partnership.

In addition to playing two competitive rounds at the Collegiate home of Jack Nicklaus, the Scarlet Course, the students were treated to watching the final round of The Memorial Tournament, one of The PGA Tour's premier events, held at Murfield Village Golf and Country Club.

They also played a further five rounds of golf, including at prestigious venues such as Scioto Country Club and the Firestone Golf and Country Club. The group also toured the University's 105,000 capacity American Football Stadium, watched a Columbus Clippers baseball game and visited Jack Nicklaus Museum.

A replica of the real Ryder Cup was made for the event and presented to Myerscough at the end of the contest. It's hoped the competition will be held annually, with Myerscough aiming to host Ohio next year to defend their crown.

Stuart Priestley, Course Leader for Golf Management, commented: "We've tried for a number of years to get this event off the ground and we're delighted to have finally now completed two tournaments.

"Ohio have been formally invited to return to UK next year to take on Team Myerscough to defend our title on home soil, and we'll hopefully be making the event an annual fixture in both our academic calendars - a superb addition to our already extensive provision of enrichment activities we already offer."

For more information about The International Institute for Golf Education (IIGE) please click here. To view a selection of pictures from the trip please click here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

UCLan students help England to Four Nations win

UCLanSport students Joe Gilpin and Aaron Hall enjoyed international success as England Universities retained their University Rugby League Four Nations title in emphatic fashion.

England began the tournament with a comfortable victory against Scotland, before coming from behind to defeat hosts Ireland. A final day success against Wales ensured England remained undefeated to secure their second successive title.

Head Coach Colin Baker was delighted to see his first Four Nations end in victory: "Everyone involved with the squad is over the moon to have come away winning the tournament," he said. "A lot of hard work on and off the field went into this and it's been outstanding to see us retain the title.

"It was my first involvement in the student game in an international tournament and I thought the playing standard was great. It was a really competitive tournament over the three days it was played and it was good to be a part of it and to come away as the champions."

Joe Gilpin added: "It was a huge achievement to win the Four Nations against tough opposition with a great bunch of lads and excellent coaching staff, and the experience is something I'll never forget."

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

UCLanSport Volunteers of the Year 2015

Five students have been rewarded for their volunteering efforts after being crowned UCLanSport Volunteers of the Year 2015.

Lauren Shrewsbury, Jason Seddon, Brian Tendo, Sam Hough, Joe Scargill and Nathan Lockwood were recognised for their commitment and contribution to society through volunteering at the recent Centre for Volunteering & Community Leadership Awards.

Congratulations and thank you for your efforts from everyone at UCLanSport.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Success for Cycling team at BUCS Championships

UCLan Cycling enjoyed a productive weekend at the BUCS Track Championship 2015 held at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Ryan Whatmough (left), James Claydon and Chris Nicholson secured Bronze in the Men's Team Sprint after a hard-fought race against Strathclyde.

Whatmough also won Silver in the Men's Individual Sprint and Men's Points Race, while Claydon picked up Silver in the Men's Elimination Race.

For more information about the BUCS Cycling programme please click here.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Lancashire Rising Star Fund

UCLanSport and Lancashire Sport Partnership have joined forces once again to offer a cash boost to young sporting hopefuls from across the region.

The Lancashire Rising Star Fund gives young athletes the opportunity to receive a grant to cover costs such as travel, accommodation, training, competition fees and equipment.

On average athletes and their families can spend in excess of £5,000 per year on equipment, training, travelling and other essentials required to compete at the top level in many sports.

Each grant recipient will receive a package of support from UCLan that includes strength and conditioning services, nutritional advice and support and access to UCLan sports and training facilities.

For more information about the scheme and how to apply please click here.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Star athlete leads UCLan's first Color Fun Run

Olympic and Commonwealth athlete Helen Clitheroe led more than 300 people in a fun run that turned Preston into a rainbow of colours.

The first ever UCLan Color Fun saw participants young and old run 5km at UCLan Sports Arena while being showered with brightly coloured powder along the route.

The idea behind the inaugural event was to inspire people of all abilities to get active in a fun and relaxed way.

Helen, who is also a UCLan Honorary Fellow, commented: "I've really enjoyed starting the Color Fun run at UCLan Sports Arena. It's a great cause and great to get people running and having fun at the same time."

The Arena teamed up with cancer charity Marie Curie for the event, with runners raising more than £1,000. Sarah Fletcher, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Lancashire, said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to everybody at UCLan who organised this event to raise money for Marie Curie.

"It was an absolute pleasure to come along and meet many of the organisers and runners on the day - we had such a brilliant time, even though we did return home yellow.

"All the money raised from the Color Fun run will help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people with a terminal illness, and their families, get the most from the time they have left.

"Locally, Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across Lancashire, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Seven out of 10 carers say that people with a terminal illness do not get all the care and support they need.

"As the UK's leading charity for people living with any terminal illness, Marie Curie doesn't think that is good enough and that is why your support is so important to us. Thank you."

It's the first time Preston has ever held a race like this and organisers from UCLan Sports Arena say they're already looking forward to running it again.

Organiser and Sports Motivator Sam Cadwallader said: "The event was a great success and we're delighted that Helen Clitheroe has lent her support to our first ever UCLan Color Fun run. Hopefully this has motivated a lot of local people to stay fit and active."

To view images from the event please click here.

Friday, 24 April 2015

UCLanSport supports This Girl Can

UCLanSport introduced a range of additional activities to our sports facilities this week in support of the #ThisGirlCan and #ThisBUCSGirlCan social media campaigns.

The week has been a great success, with Sir Tom Finnney Sports Centre staging netball tournaments, women's only gym sessions and badminton tournaments which attracted participants in their hundreds.

Our social media channels became a hive of activity during the week with photos and comments on both the additional and regular activities including Zumba, Legs Bums and Tums classes, and Bootcamps.

The release of our This Girl Can video (above) has resulted in a dramatic increase in student engagement and promoted female participation in UCLan's sports activities.

The week's events created a massive buzz amongst UCLan staff and students - we are proud to be involved and champion female participation in sport and physical activity.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Women's Football 1st added the BUCS Northern Conference Cup to their D2A title with a thrilling victory against Durham 2nd.

The girls looked set for a comfortable win after leading 4-0 & 5-2, but the North East team showed great spirit to make it 5-4. Durham pressed hard for an equaliser late in the game, but the UCLan defence held firm to seal the double.

There was heartbreak for UCLan Rugby League 1st as they lost 38-10 in their final against York St John 1st.

UCLan Golf 1st crashed out of the National Championship at the quarter-final stage, losing 6.5-2.5 at home to Loughborough 1st. Our 2nd & 2rd teams also exited their Trophy competition in the last eight, going down to Loughborough 2nd & Exeter 2nd respectively.

Men's Football 5th won 11-0 at home to Cumbria (Ambleside) 5th to complete their season in D7C with a 100% record. Men's Fencing 1st & Men's Hockey 2nd both slipped to defeats.

Men's Rugby Union 1st ended their league campaign with a 24-17 home victory against Edge Hill 1st. Our 2nd team lost 30-12 at home to Manchester Met 3rd, while Women's 1st drew at Cumbria 1st.

Friday, 13 March 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Men's Hockey 1st team clinched promotion from BUCS Northern Division 3A after an 8-1 win at home to Edge Hill 1st.

Men's 2nd & Women's 1st lost at home to Chester (Warrington) 1st & Manchester 3rd respectively.

UCLan Rugby League missed out on promotion from Northern D2A despite winning 58-0 at MMU Cheshire 2nd. Chester 1st failed to fulfil their fixture against Sheffield 1st, handing the title to the Yorkshire team.

Men's Rugby Union 2nd retained their 100% record with a 54-0 home victory against Chester 2nd.

Men's Football 5th team sealed promotion from Northern D7C with a 4-0 win at home to UCFB 4th. Men's 1st, 2nd & 3rd were all defeated, but the 4th team triumphed 6-4 at home to Bolton 2nd. Women's 1st lost for the first time this season as they fell 1-0 at Liverpool 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st secured promotion from Northern D2A after a 10-2 success at Manchester 2nd. Men's Badminton 2nd confirmed their promotion from Northern D4A with a 5-3 victory at home to Edge Hill 2nd. The 1st team enjoyed a 6-2 home win against Manchester 2nd.

Men's Table Tennis won 16-1 at home to Sheffield Hallam 2nd, but were denied promotion based on their head-to-head record against York 1st who now move up to Northern D1A.

UCLan Netball 2nd completed their league campaign with a 77-4 win at Bolton 1st.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Preston Guild City Games 2015

UCLan Sports Arena and Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre have been confirmed as venues for the Preston Guild City Games 2015.

The annual multi-sport event brings together local businesses, organisations and community groups, with individuals and teams competing in numerous sports and activities.

The aim is to promote participation in sport and physical activity across companies throughout Lancashire, hosted in Preston, providing positives for both the individual and organisations involved.

The event began in 2013 following on from the success of the UK Corporate Games 2012, which were held in Preston.

For full details about the Preston Guild City Games, please click here.

Friday, 6 March 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Golf 1st are through to the BUCS National Championship quarter-final after a 6-0 win at home to Merrist Wood 1st.

Our 2nd & 3rd teams progressed to the last eight of the Trophy competition with victories against Lincoln 1st & Durham 2nd respectively.

UCLan Rugby League 1st reached the final of the Northern Conference Cup after a hard fought 10-6 success at Leeds Trinity 1st. They now face York St John 1st who defeated Sheffield 1st in the other semi-final.

Men's Rugby Union 1st lost 39-7 in the league at Manchester Met 1st.

Women's Football 1st remain on course for the double after winning 1-0 in their Cup semi-final against Livepool 1st. They meet Durham 2nd in the final.

Men's 1st team exited their knockout competition at the semi-final stage after a 7-1 defeat at MMU Cheshire 1st. The 4th team lost 3-2 in the Cup at Leeds 4th and 4-2 at home to MMU 6th in the league.

Men's Hockey 2nd lost 5-0 at Bangor 2nd, but Women's 1st triumphed 3-1 at Chester 1st. Men's Basketball 1st won 56-47 at home to Sunderland 1st and our 2nd team secured a 61-38 victory at Cumbria 1st. UCLan Netball 1st lost 61-52 at Edge Hill 1st and the 3rd team fell 63-37 at Chester 2nd.

Men's Table Tennis 1st are through to final of their Cup competition after a 9-3 win at home to Northumbria 2nd. They play Newcastle 1st in the final. Men's Tennis 2nd drew 6-6 at Keele 2nd, but Women's 1st lost 12-0 at Keele 1st.

UCLan Squash 1st lost 4-1 in their Cup semi-final against Manchester 2nd. Women's Badminton 1st crashed 7-1 at Sheffield Hallam 1st, but our Men's 1st team enjoyed a 5-3 home win against Manchester 3rd.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Wheelchair Basketball set for lift off at UCLan

UCLanSport is proud to be able to offer many different types of activities at the University.

As the North West Regional Centre for British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB), we're working hard to establish regular sessions at UCLan for this ever-growing sport.

Wheelchair Basketball is the only fully-inclusive sport offered at UCLan, providing opportunities for disabled and non-disabled students to play on the same team.

Our students can take advantage of free or subsidised courses and qualifications provided by BWB.

Tournaments and outreach work offer students excellent opportunities to put what they learn into practice and gain invaluable experience.

UCLanSport is also looking to establish its own team, with the ultimate aim of securing a place at the University Wheelchair Basketball Championships 2016.

Getting involved in the sport as a player, official or coach offers excellent experience for students embarking on careers in a range of areas including PE teaching, sports coaching, sports development, sports management, sports marketing, sports science and therapy.

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC) is hosting two events during the next fortnight which provide opportunities to get involved.

On Thursday, 5th March, 2-4pm, there is an open session for students being held as part of the University's Disability Awareness Week, whilst on Tuesday, 17th March, 10.30am-2pm, the North West Regional Schools Inclusive Zone Basketball Competition will take place.

For more information about UCLanSport Wheelchair Basketball activities, please email Jess Macbeth.

Friday, 27 February 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rugby League kept their BUCS Northern Division 2A promotion hopes alive with an 82-0 victory at home to Salford 1st.

Men's Rugby Union 2nd clinched the Northern D5A title after a 31-7 win at Keele 2nd. Women's 1st lost 21-17 at LJMU 1st.

Women's Football 1st celebrated their promotion from Northern D2A with a 3-1 win at home to Manchester Met 2nd.

Our Men's 1st team's hopes of reaching Northern D1A are over after they crashed 5-1 at home to LJMU 2nd. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th teams were all successful, defeating Glyndwr 1st, Edge Hill 2nd and Bolton 1st respectively.

Men's Hockey 1st lost 3-1 at home to Bangor 1st and our 2nd team were defeated 12-0 at Bangor 2nd. Women's 1st won 2-1 at Edge Hill 1st, while our 2nd team triumphed 5-1 at home to Glyndwr 1st.

UCLan Netball 1st exited their knockout competition at the quarter-final stage after falling to a 59-32 defeat at Birmingham 1st. The 2nd team's league struggles continued as they lost 42-33 at Liverpool 4th. Men's Basketball 2nd lost 71-63 at home to Glyndwr 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st are one win away from promotion to Northern D1A after an 8-4 success at home to Bangor 1st. Women's 1st drew 3-3 at Huddersfield 1st.

Men's Table Tennis 1st team's hopes of promotion were dealt a blow as they lost 9-8 at Manchester 2nd. UCLan Squash 1st lost 3-2 at Manchester 3rd. Men's Lacrosse 1st won 11-6 at home to Chester 1st.

Friday, 20 February 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Men's Football 1st team are through to the semi-final of the BUCS Northern Conference Cup after a hard fought battle with our 2nd team.

Neither side could find the net in normal time, and the extra period failed to find a winner as the teams shared four goals.

The 1st team held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out and now face Manchester Met (Cheshire) 1st in the last four. Women's 1st progressed to the semi-final of their Cup competition after a 3-1 win at home to Chester 1st.

UCLan Golf 1st finished runners-up in Premier Division North after a 4-2 success at Nottingham 1st. They now await confirmation of their last 16 opponents in the National Championship. Our 3rd team moved to the top of Northern D1A after winning 5-1 at Sheffield 1st and 6-0 at York 1st.

Men's Rugby Union 1st triumphed 13-7 at home to Keele 1st, but the Women's 1st team were defeated 39-15 by Manchester Met 2nd.

UCLan Rams American Football team's play-off hopes are over after they lost 33-22 at Tarannau Aberystwyth. Women's Hockey 2nd won 3-0 at home to Bolton 1st. Women's Volleyball 1st lost 3-0 at Bangor 1st.

UCLan Netball 1st are through to the last eight of their knockout competition after a 64-44 win at Edge Hill 1st. Men's Basketball 1st failed to progress after losing 72-62 at home to Salford 1st.

Men's Table Tennis 1st reached the semi-final of their Cup after a 9-2 victory at home to Sheffield 2nd.

Friday, 13 February 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rams are one win away from claiming the BUCS American Football North West title after a hard fought victory against Manchester Tyrants.

Rams defeated the Tyrants 19-14 and now face Tarannau Aberystwyth to decide who finishes top of the league.

Our Golf 1st team's hopes of retaining their Premier North crown are over after a disappointing week. Defeats to Durham 1st & Northumbria 1st and a 3-3 draw at Birmingham 1st sealed their fate.

The 2nd team won 4.5-1.5 at home to York 1st and 6-0 at Leeds Beckett Carnegie 1st, while our 3rd team also defeated Leeds 5.5-0.5. Victory for our 2nd team against the 3rd team in their final game will see them clinch the Northern D1A title.

Women's Football 1st need just one point from their final two games to secure promotion after winning 4-1 at Edge Hill 1st. Men's 1st won 4-2 at Manchester 2nd, but our 2nd & 3rd teams were beaten by Manchester Met 3rd & 4th respectively. The 5th team remain unbeaten after an 11-1 win at home to Glyndwr 2nd.

Men's Hockey 1st still lead Northern D3A after a 3-2 success at Liverpool 2nd. Women's 1st won 2-0 at home to Chester 1st and our 2nd team triumphed 10-1 at Chester (Warrington) 1st.

Men's Rugby Union 1st lost 26-0 at Keele 1st, but the 2nd team are still unbeaten after a 65-0 victory at Chester (Warrington) 1st. Our Women's 1st team also retained their 100% record with a 60-7 win at home to Chester 1st.

Men's Basketball 2nd won 116-34 at LJMU 2nd, but our Women's 1st team lost 74-15 at Liverpool 1st. Women's Netball 2nd lost 63-21 at Liverpool 3rd.

Men's Badminton 1st fell 5-3 at Bangor 1st, but our 2nd team remain on course for promotion from Northern D4A after a 6-2 win at home to Cumbria 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st are top of Northern D2A after and 8-4 win at home to Livepool 2nd. Women's 1st lost 8-4 against Manchester Met 1st.

Men's Lacrosse 1st lost 10-3 at Manchester 2nd, but Men's Volleyball 1st enjoyed a successful week with victories against Edge Hill 1st (twice), Salford 1st & Bangor 1st.

Friday, 6 February 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Women's Football 1st team moved a step closer to promotion from BUCS Northern Division 2A with a 2-0 win at home to Lancaster 1st.

The 2nd team lost heavily at home to Liverpool 2nd, and our Men's 1st, 3rd & 4th teams also slipped to defeats.

Men's 2nd won 5-1 at home to Cumbria 2nd and the 5th team triumphed 3-0 against UCFB 3rd.

UCLan Rams' unbeaten streak in the American Football North West Division continued with a 32-6 victory at home to Lancaster Bombers.

Men's Rugby Union 1st enjoyed a 31-21 success at home to Manchester 2nd.

Men's Hockey 1st remain top of Northern 3A after a 2-2 draw at home to promotion rivals Chester 1st. Women's 1st lost 3-2 at Manchester Met (Cheshire) 1st, but our 2nd team secured a 1-0 victory at Liverpool 4th.

Men's Fencing 1st lost 135-88 at home to Liverpool 2nd, Men's Lacrosse 1st fell 10-2 at Bangor 1st and Men's Squash 1st slipped to a 5-0 defeat at Keele 1st.

Men's Tennis 1st drew 6-6 at Liverpool 1st. Men's Badminton 1st beat LJMU 1st 5-3, while our 2nd team won 7-1 at home to Liverpool Hope 1st. Men's Table Tennis 1st cruised to a 17-0 victory against Liverpool 2nd.

UCLan Netball 1st drew 47-47 at Northumbria 2nd. Men's Basketball 1st lost 118-41 at Newcastle 1st, but our 2nd team won 108-56 at home to Manchester Met 3rd.

Friday, 30 January 2015

BUCS round-up

UCLan Rams maintained their 100% record in BUCS American Football North West Division with an emphatic 46-0 win at Keele 1st.

Men's Football 1st won 2-1 at Bangor 1st, but our 3rd team lost by the same scoreline at Salford 1st. Women's 1st are still unbeaten after an 8-0 win at Bangor 1st.

UCLan Golf 1st opened up a four point lead at the top of Premier Division North with a comfortable 5-1 success at Durham 1st.

Men's Hockey 1st lead Northern Division 3A after a 3-2 win at Cumbria 1st. Men's 2nd team lost 7-2 at home to Manchester 5th.

Both our Women's teams enjoyed home victories, the 1st team winning 3-1 against Manchester Met 2nd, while our 2nd team beat LJMU 3rd 3-0.

Men's Basketball 1st won 61-58 at home to Northumbria 2nd, while our 2nd team triumphed 100-25 against Manchester Met 4th. Women's 1st put up a spirited show at Edge Hill 1st, eventually losing 69-67.

UCLan Netball 1st won 50-43 at home to Durham 1st. Men's Fencing 1st lost 135-81 at Leeds 1st and UCLan Squash 1st lost 4-1 at home to Manchester 2nd.

Men's Badminton 1st drew 4-4 at Lancaster 1st, our 2nd team won 6-2 at Manchester Met 2nd and Men's Table Tennis 1st also enjoyed success, winning 12-5 at Lancaster 2nd.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sports Centre hold Health Assessment Day

The Fitness Team at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC) recently hosted a Health Assessment Day for UCLan staff and students.

Following the success of previous Assessment Days, the team organised a wide range of different tests including Body Fat Percentage, Waist to Hip ratio and Body Mass Index.

Carrying out regular health tests allows individuals to set specific goals and targets for themselves, whilst allowing them to understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

A range of people attended, all of whom had different targets and goals in mind.

Some individuals, by using the results of the tests, set weight loss and general fitness goals, whilst others used the tests to track their current progress as an athlete or fitness professional.

The event was very popular, with all the available slots being filled within a few days. As a result of this the team will be looking to run another Assessment Day later in Semester Two.

To view images from the event please click here.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Lancashire Sports Awards

All roads lead to the coast tomorrow night, as the largest celebration of amateur sport in Lancashire takes place at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.

The Lancashire Sports Awards 2014, sponsored by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, have been developed in partnership with each of county's local authorities in order to celebrate sporting achievement and showcase best practice throughout the region.

The Awards aim to pay tribute to those, young and old, that show dedication to perform at the highest level or those who work tirelessly to support individuals or clubs week in, week out, for the love of sport.

UCLanSport are proud sponsors of the Coach of the Year Award which is always a hotly-contested category. Colin Robson (above) from Preston City Trampolining Club won in 2013 and there are eleven nominees hoping to follow in his footsteps this time around (click here for the full list).

Sports stars Scott Fitzgerald and Rebecca Romero are guests of honour for the event. Preston-based Scott won Boxing gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, whilst Rebecca won Cycling individual pursuit gold at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

For more information about the Lancashire Sports Awards please click here. Please also check out our blog sites for UCLan Sports Coaching & Sports Development and our Institute of Coaching and Performance.