Rugby League Trophy Champions


Our Rugby League team were crowned British University and College Sport Trophy Champions as they dominated Swansea 63-22 in the Final at Loughborough.

Our Rugby League team controlled most of the game scoring 18 points within the first 15 minutes of the match. Swansea soon woke up but couldn’t catch our teams lead as the half time score read 32-16.

Despite Swansea coming back near the end of the first half our team opened the second half with another try to extend our lead. The final score was 63-22 to us; a great confidence boost ahead of the play offs in the next few weeks. Well done to captain Ben Finder coming away as Man of the Match.

Our womens badminton team faced a tough task in the BUCS Championship final as they lost 8-0 to home side Loughborough.

The match of the day featured Chloe Birch, Loughborough’s number one facing our number one Helena Lewczynska. It was a heated match with Helena pushing England’s number 4  on every point, this soon frustrated her and when Helena was on game point she requested a new shuttlecock which could have been seen to knock Helena’s winning rhythm. The match finished 22-20 21-19 to the Loughborough student but it could have gone either way.

Our womens team have had a brilliant season and to be second best in the country in badminton is a fantastic achievement – well done ladies on your silver medals.

Both teams have put a great deal of hard work and dedication which resulted in getting to the final which is a fantastic accomplishment.

Medal in the National Lifesaving Championship for Leeds Alumni!

Life Saving

Congratulations to Ben Witz, Sports Development Officer at the University of Leeds who competed in the Royal Life Saving Society National Speed Championships at the iconic London 2012 Aquatics Centre earlier this month.

Ben is a former sports scholar at the University of Leeds and is currently working at the University as part of the Get Out, Get Active team. This year was Ben’s most successful at the RLSS Championships competing alongside the UK’s leaders in lifesaving sport including members of the GB and Northern Ireland teams.

The RLSS UK’s National Speed Championships help to promote lifesavers’ skills, knowledge and techniques and also plays an important role in spreading the society’s water safety messages as the drowning prevention charity.

Ben Witz Lifesaver


Over 500 people entered the Speed Championships and Ben fought it out to win his first ever individual medal in the 200m Super Lifesaver event, finishing in a brilliant 3rd place. He also came close to a second bronze medal with his partner in the Rope Throw event and was just 0.7 of a second off 3rd place. In the Medley Relay Ben and his 3 teammates also medalled achieving 3rd place.

Ben had a fantastic competition adding two bronze medals to his collection and coming away with 4 PB’s in his swims.


For more information on Lifesaving Sport – Visit the RLSS website