Entries by Lucy Wood

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New Year, new Varsity series

Leeds Varsity is back. Our 9th annual Cross Country Varsity kick started the 2018 series and saw each university claim a point in the race for the title. Each January we take on local rivals Leeds Beckett in our first Varsity event of the year. With two separate races, a 9.5km male race, and a 6.2km female […]

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Tackle mental health at Mantality retreat

Mental Health is a continued hot topic at the University of Leeds recently, with Rugby League and American Football clubs leading on a mental health campaign “Talking Tackles It”. In a continued effort to help raise awareness and opportunity to discuss this topic, Leeds Sport has worked alongside Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward to offer […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fight their way to bronze at UKBJJA

Brazillian Jiu Jitsu took bronze at their first competition of the year with five gold, three silver and two bronze individual placings. On the 25th November, the Brazillian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) society competed in a UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) competition at Warwick University. BJJ is a grappling combat sport where competitors aim to […]

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Gryphons Crowned Women’s Dry-Slope Champions

For the first time in recent history, University of Leeds Snowriders were announced as this years Women’s British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Dry Slope Champions with stand out performances from Sports Scholar Gillian Finnerty and team mate Jenny Davies. In the women’s snowboard event, Finnerty retained her gold medal title in the big air […]

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BUCS Girls Can

Since it’s launch in 2015, This Girl Can has swept the nation encouraging and empowering women to get physically active. Each academic year British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) coordinate a special week of female-focused action, engaging with universities across the country. If you didn’t already know, we run our very own ‘Uni Girls Can‘ […]

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Leeds Varsity parkrun, be a part of the series

Leeds Varsity are excited to announce that following last years success, Varsity parkrun is back for 2017. If you’ve always wanted to be involved with the greatest sporting event in the university calendar, you can! So how does it work? Each runner and volunteer will score a point for their University, the University with the most points […]

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Dream Test Debut for Alumni Toby Roland-Jones

University of Leeds alumni, Toby Roland-Jones, called up to the England cricket side for their latest test against South Africa, had his dream debut taking four wickets and scoring 25 runs with the bat. Middlesex medium paced bowler, Toby Roland-Jones took an impressive four wickets in his opening 33 balls in his first Test cricket […]