Entries by Lucy Wood

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Leeds Sport Blogs have landed!

A brand new blogs page has been launched this month alongside the arrival of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series, with a blog about how to strength and condition like a Brownlee. Leeds Sport, the team who deliver sport here at the University of Leeds, are a highly qualified team. From coaching to volunteering, playing socially or […]

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Strong Start for Powerlifting & Weightlifting Society

Newly formed in October 2016, the University of Leeds Powerlifting & Weightlifting society, have made an impressive start in their first year by claiming victory in the Northern University powerlifting competition. On the 6th May, the club headed to their first competition organised by the Yorkshire and North East Powerlifting Federation (YNEPF), open to all university teams […]

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Triathlon take home the team double

After taking three of six available individual medals and two gold team medals at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Standard Distance Triathlon, the University of Leeds has retained its title as number one institution in the BUCS Triathlon rankings for the third year running. A record number of students competed at this years […]

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Scholar Voted RFL University Player of the Year

Sports Scholar, James Woodburn-Hall, has been voted as the Rugby Football League’s (RFL) University Player of the Year. The Cec Thompson award is presented to the player who has performed outstandingly on the field throughout the University Rugby League season.  James Woodburn-Hall is in his final year at the University of Leeds studying Sports Science and Physiology. Having played […]

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Gryphons Take Gold at BUCS Regatta

On the 29th of April, the University of Leeds Boat Club headed to the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham for the annual British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Regatta. The Gryphons were out in full force turning out 14 boats across all 4 of their squads. To prepare for the weekend, the senior squads headed over […]

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Alumni Sports Day

Alumni sports day is back and bigger than ever before with over 20 clubs joining us for our annual  friendly day of competition. Our sporting alumni will be dusting off their old kit and catching up with old teammates as they return to Leeds for a day of fixtures against our current Gryphons on Saturday 29th April. We’re […]

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Brand New Member Benefit!

The Edge is excited to announce a brand new member benefit for all of our members; special offers for LEEDS TOTAL WARRIOR! Join 20,000 Warriors for the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the greatest courses set in the finest venues.  Leeds Total warrior takes place on Sat 24th and Sun 25th June 2017 and we are pleased to be able […]

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50th Anniversary of Student Rugby League

50 years ago, students here at the University of Leeds founded the first student rugby league team and convinced university authorities to recognise rugby league as an official sport. Half a century later there are more than 70 student rugby league clubs across the country. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Leeds Sport hosted a week of events including an […]

World Book Day Inspirations

World Book Day is all about celebrating what you’ve been reading and encouraging us all to pick up a book. That’s why our Uni Girls Can team have joined up with the Get Out, Get Active ladies to share some of their favourite books!   Recent research discovered young girls are increasingly viewing themselves as less […]