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.