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.