BUCS Weekend Round Up

Leeds dominated the BUCS duathlon over the weekend at Castle Combe with both the mens and womens team finishing in the top 3 in the team championships.

Sam Dickinson won the individual men’s race then went on to be part of the men’s team who finished top of the team championships ahead of Loughborough in second and rivals Beckett in third. In the womens, we finished second in the team competition behind University of Birmingham with Linda Evans finishing as the top Gryphon in 5th in the women’s individuals.

sam duathlon

Elsewhere Ultimate Frisbee women competed in regional’s with the first team finishing third resulting in an automatic qualification for Nationals. The womens second team finishing 19th and the third team close behind in 21st.

ULTIMATE WOMEN

Well done to our Pool & Snooker club who won the UPC 9Ball Championships at the weekend, looking to  dominate the snooker scene as we look to host the BUCS Snooker Championships in March.

For more information and results please check out the BUCS website.

Sean Conway, Extreme Adventurer comes to Leeds

Ever considered cycling the length of Britain?
How about running the length of Britain?
What about swimming the length of Britain?

Meet Sean Conway, the first and only man to do all three.

Sean Conway is an extreme endurance adventurer and his next challenge is to complete a triathlon in one of the most inhospitable climates in the world; the arctic circle in Norway.

On December 1st Sean will be coming to the University of Leeds to talk about why he sold his business for just £1 to follow his dreams. He will reflect on what he has achieved and learnt about himself and there will be a question and answer session followed by the chance to meet Sean and have any books signed.

Tickets are only £5 + booking fee with £2.50 going towards the Gryphons Abroad charity project in South Africa.

Talk Details:

Date: 1st December
Time: 7 – 8.30pm
Location: Rupert Beckett lecture Theatre- University of Leeds
Cost: £5 + Booking Fee. £2.50 from each ticket sale will go towards the gryphons abroad charity project in South Africa.

 

 

Children in Need – Thank you!

The Edge News

A huge thank you to everybody who donated to our Children in Need collection on Friday during our cake sale. Another big thank you to all The Edge staff who helped bake and run the stall. We managed to raise a fantastic £371.23 for a wonderful cause!

BUCS Weekend Round Up

Student Sport Conference

BUCS doesn’t just take place on a Wednesday as we had multiple sports competing over the weekend with some great success.

Over the weekend University of Leeds Swim Club just missed out on top 10 team finish in the BUCS Swimming Short Course resulting overall 11th which is a fantastic result as they competed against Olympians throughout the weekend.

Fantastic swims from Will Rosson making the 200m mens freestyle final and Matt Brigham finishing 8th in the 200m backstroke final.

The final swims of the day saw Leeds smash the relays, with the mens and womens medley relay teams both finishing 7th in the A final.

swim BUCS

Down at The Edge University of Leeds boat club played hosts for the BUCS Yorkshire Indoor Rowing event which was a great success, with both the men’s and womens teams coming away medalling in the lightweight division.

rowing

For more information regarding BUCS Sport events and results please click here. 

Also a big well done to any students or staff braved the weather and took part in a very windy Leeds Abby Dash at the weekend.

BUCS Wednesday Round Up

Wednesday 5th November 2015

It was a grey day on Wednesday but that didn’t dampen spirits in our match of the day, the ultimate Frisbee men’s team got their BUCS season underway with an impressive win over Christie rivals University of Liverpool 15-9. Great preparation ahead of regional’s this weekend.

A fantastic result from men’s hockey first team, they scored the winning goal in the dying minutes to beat Edinburgh University men 3-2 under the Weetwood lights. Womens football first team maintain their unbeaten record in the league with an outstanding 15-1 win over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield University.

Overall we won 21, lost 29 and drew just the 1, with both mens and womens volley ball teams not dropping a set to take the winning points, the mens beat Northumbria 2s 3-0 and the women beat University of York 3-0.

Good luck to our Gryphons who will be competing in the BUCS dry slope Championships in Edinburgh this weekend.

Sport Home Results
Badminton Mens 2 University of Hull Mens 2nd 7 1 WIN
Badminton Mens 3 University of Huddersfield Mens 1st 6 2 WIN
Basketball Womens 1 Durham University Womens 2nd
Fencing Mens University of Manchester Mens 1st 129 109 WIN
Fencing Womens University of Manchester Womens 1st 135 94 WIN
Football Mens 1 Newcastle University Mens 1st 2 3 LOSS
Football Mens 3 University of Sheffield Mens 3rd
Football Men 4 University of Hull Mens 3rd
Football Womens 1 University of Sheffield Womens 1st 15 1 WIN
Football Womens 3 Leeds Trinity University Womens 1st 0 5 LOSS
Golf University of Central Lancashire Mixed 3rd
Hockey Mens 1 University of Edinburgh Mens 1st 3 2 WIN
Hockey Mens 3 Newcastle University Mens 3rd 1 2 LOSS
Hockey Mens 4 University of Sheffield Mens 3rd 2 0 WIN
Hockey Mens 5 Newcastle University Mens 4th 0 3 LOSS
Hockey Womens 1 University of Edinburgh Womens 1st 0 2 LOSS
Hockey Womens 4 Teesside University Womens 1st
Hockey Womens 6 University of Bradford Womens 1st 2 3 LOSS
Netball 2 Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Womens 3rd 39 23 WIN
Netball 4 University of Sheffield Womens 2nd 35 60 LOSS
Netball 5 Durham University Womens 4th 24 27 LOSS
Rugby Union Mens 1 Durham University Mens 1st 14 31 LOSS
Rugby Union Mens 2 Northumbria University Mens 2nd
Rugby Union Mens 4 University of Sheffield Mens 3rd
Rugby Union Womens 1 University of Sheffield Womens 1st 0 5 LOSS
Squash Mens 1 Durham University Mens 1st 3 2 WIN
Squash Womens 2 Durham University Womens 1st 0 4 LOSS
Table Tennis Mens Lancaster University Mens 1st 4 13 LOSS
Tennis Mens 1 Durham University Mens 3rd 6 6 DRAW
Tennis Mens 2 University of York Mens 1st 8 4 WIN
Tennis Womens 1 Durham University Womens 3rd 2 10 LOSS
Tennis Womens 3 York St John University Womens 1st 4 8 LOSS
Ultimate (Outdoor) Mens University of Liverpool Mens 1st 15 9 WIN
Volleyball Mens Northumbria University Mens 2nd 3 0 WIN
Volleyball Womens University of York Womens 1st 3 0 WIN
Sport Away Results
Badminton Womens 2 Northumbria University Womens 1st 0 8 LOSS
Badminton Mens 1 University of Liverpool Mens 1st 3 5 LOSS
Badminton Womens 1 University of Nottingham Womens 1st 2 6 LOSS
Basketball Womens 1 University of Sunderland Mens 1st 57 75 LOSS
Basketball Mens 2 University of Sunderland Mens 2nd 76 42 WIN
Basketball Mens 3 University of York Mens 2nd 23 56 LOSS
Football Mens 2 York St John University Mens 1st 3 2 WIN
Football Womens 2 York St John University Womens 1st 2 5 LOSS
Hockey Mens 2 Durham University Mens 3rd 1 3 LOSS
Hockey Mens 6 University of Sunderland Mens 1st 4 1 WIN
Hockey Womens 3 York St John University Womens 1st 2 3 LOSS
Lacrosse Womens 1 Durham University Womens 2nd 11 14 LOSS
Lacrosse Womens 2 Durham University Womens 4th 4 16 LOSS
Lacrosse Mens 1 Northumbria University Mens 1st 1 20 LOSS
Netball 3 University of Hull Womens 1st 31 46 LOSS
Netball 1 York St John University Womens 1st 56 43 WIN
Rugby League 1 Newcastle University Mens 1st 22 30 LOSS
Rugby Union Mens 3 Sheffield Hallam University Mens 1st
Squash Mens 2 University of Sheffield Mens 3rd 3 0 WIN
Squash Mens 3 University of York Mens 2nd 2 1 WIN
Table Tennis Mens 2 Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 1st 6 11 LOSS
Tennis Mens 3 Teesside University Mens 1st
Tennis Mens 4 University of Sunderland Mens 2nd 12 0 WIN
Water Polo Mens Sheffield Hallam University Mens 1st 8 17 LOSS
Water Polo Womens University of Manchester Womens 1st 15 9 WIN

 

BUCS Wednesday Round Up

BUCS Wednesday Round Up

October 28th 2015 

The rain didn’t dampen our Gryphons spirits as in our match of the day womens football first team made it 3 out of 3 wins beating University of Manchester 1-0 at a muddy North Pavilion.

After a slow start to the season our Rugby League mens 1st team recorded their first win of the BUCS Prem division beating Hull a very convincing 32-4, they celebrated with their own version of the haka. Enjoy.

For many of our Gryphons it was Cup week, with men’s hockey 6th team venturing to Wales beating Bangor 2nds 3-1 however they have a tough challenge ahead facing fellow team’s mates of the men’s 2nds in the next round. Elsewhere the women’s 2nds smashed it in their Cup game with a 21-0 win over Liverpool John Moors 3rds. The netball club had a fantastic Wednesday with 5 out of 6 teams winning and progressing to the next round of the Cup competition.

Well done to everyone, check out more info on the BUCS Sport website.

Sport Home Competition Result
Badminton Mens 1 University of Manchester Mens 1st Northern 1A DRAW
Badminton Mens 2 University of Liverpool Mens 3rd Cup 6 2 WIN
Badminton Mens 3 Keele University Mens 2nd Cup 8 0 WIN
Badminton Womens 2 Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Womens 1st Northern 1A  2 6 LOSS
Basketball Mens 3 Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 3rd (Manchester) Cup 53 83 LOSS
Football Mens 1 University of Manchester Mens 1st Northern 1A 2 2 DRAW
Football Mens 3 University of Hull Mens 1st Cup 0 3 LOSS
Football Womens 1 University of Manchester Womens 1st Northern 1A 1 0 WIN
Hockey Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 3rd (Manchester)  Cup
Hockey Bangor University Mens 3rd  Cup
Hockey Womens 2 Liverpool John Moores University Womens 3rd Cup 21 0 WIN
Hockey Womens 3 University of Manchester Womens 3rd Cup 2 1 WIN
Hockey Womens 4 University of Manchester Womens 2nd Cup DRAW
Hockey Womens 6 University of York Womens 2nd Cup DRAW
Hockey Womens 7 University of Chester (Warrington) Womens 1st Cup 12 1 WIN
Lacrosse Mens 1 Sheffield Hallam University Mens 1st Northern 1A 11 19 LOSS
Lacrosse Womens 1 Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Womens 1st Northern 1A 23 6 WIN
Lacrosse Womens 2 Northumbria University Womens 1st Northern 2B 8 19 LOSS
Netball 1 Durham University Womens 1st Northern 1A 35 27 WIN
Netball 5 Liverpool John Moores University Womens 3rd Cup 48 23 WIN
Netball 6 York St John University Womens 2nd Northern 7B 39 37 WIN
Rugby League 1 University of Hull Mens 1st Premier North 32 4 WIN
Rugby Union Mens 1 University of Nottingham Mens 1st Premier North A 16 12 WIN
Squash Womens 2 Bangor University Womens 1st Northern 1A 3 1 WIN
Tennis Mens 1 Loughborough University Mens 2nd Trophy  10 2 WIN
Tennis Mens 3 Keele University Mens 2nd Cup DRAW
Tennis Mens 4 Lancaster University Mens 2nd Cup DRAW
Volleyball Mens 1 University of Sheffield Mens 1st Northern 1A 1 3 LOSS
Sport Away Competition Result
Badminton Womens 1 Sheffield Hallam University Womens 1st Premier North 3 5 LOSS
Basketball Womens 1 Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Womens 1st Northern 1A 13 59 LOSS
Fencing Womens 1 Newcastle University Womens 2nd Northern 1A 132 119 WIN
Fencing Mens 1 Northumbria University Mens 1st Northern 1A 94 135 LOSS
Football Mens 4 Edge Hill University Mens 3rd Plate 3 2 WIN
Football Womens 3 University of Salford Womens 1st Cup 0 17 LOSS
Golf University of Central Lancashire Mixed 2nd Northern 1A 1 5 LOSS
Hockey Mens 6 Bangor University Mens 2nd Cup 3 1 WIN
Hockey Womens 8 Edge Hill University Womens 1st Cup  0 20 LOSS
Hockey Mens 3 Keele University Mens 2nd Cup 0 4 LOSS
Hockey University of Cumbria Womens 1st Cup
Hockey Womens 1 University of Edinburgh Womens 1st Premier A North 1 8 LOSS
Hockey Mens 4 University of York Mens 1st Cup 0 4 LOSS
Netball 2 Edge Hill University Womens 2nd Cup 48 27 WIN
Netball 4 Sheffield Hallam University Womens 2nd Cup 32 59 LOSS
Netball 3 University of Cumbria Womens 1st Cup 47 15 WIN
Rugby League 2 University of York Mens 1st Northern 3A 36 0 WIN
Rugby Union Men 3 Durham University Mens 4th Northern 2B 13 35 LOSS
Rugby Union Sheffield Hallam University Mens 1st Northern 2B
Rugby Union Sheffield Hallam University Mens 3rd Northern 5B
Rugby Union Womens 1 Sheffield Hallam University Womens 1st Northern 1A 7 0 WIN
Squash Mens 1 Newcastle University Mens 1st Northern 1A 2 3 LOSS
Squash Mens 3 Sheffield Hallam University Mens 2nd Cup 0 3 LOSS

Snow Scholar soars into Team GB

University of Leeds Snowboard Sports Scholar Gillian Finnerty will be joining the Great Britain training camp in the snowboard cross early next year.

Gillian has had great success this past year dominating the BUCS snowboarding circuit and recently won the Indoor England and British Championships in snowboard cross.

Despite freestyle being her favourite discipline she was advised to give snowboard cross a go. At the recent talent ID event she clocked second fastest time just behind Olympian Zoe Gillings and was quickly asked to join the GB side for training out in Austria at the beginning of 2016.

Snowboard cross is where four or six snow boarders race on a course filed with banked turns, kickers, rollers and other obstacles. The fastest people go through to the next round until there’s a winner.

“It’s basically like being on a snowboarding rollercoaster in a form of a race. It’s really fun providing you don’t end up crashing!” Gillian beams.

Gillian has decided to have a two month suspension of her PhD studies at the University while she focuses on her Snowboard cross.

“This is a really great opportunity for me and I’d like to thank the admin staff for the Bioenergy CDT and my supervisors for being so supportive and allowing me to do this.

“I’d also like to give a shout out to my snowboard sponsors; Raven Snowboards, Volt Snow Co, Misguided Fools, minus-nine and NUCO. And of course a big thanks goes to my parents for helping me with the costs!”

Gillian has dived straight into it as the indoor season begins and has won the British the indoor SBX champs most recently. She will be based with the team in Zell am Ziller in Austria, from the end of December until end of February. She will then go on to the BRITS in Tignes to compete in all disciplines, and then compete for the University at BUSC main event, getting those all important BUCS points for Leeds.

Best of luck or the year ahead Gillian!

BUCS Wednesday

BUCS Wednesday Round Up

21st October 2015

We are into our second week of the 2015/16 BUCS season and after learning that our Gryphons do not travel well after the shaky start last week we have hit the ground running. With 55 fixtures played we had 26 wins, 19 losses and 10 draws across the Wednesday.

Our match of the day saw one of our top teams, men’s water polo dramatically loose out to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Hallam 22-2 in the BUCS Prem, our side were missing a few key players and struggled against the water giants.

Lacrosse women 1st team kept up their winning ways as they travelled away to beat Liverpool 19-3, with the men 1st team securing their first win of the season against Man Met in a nail biting 9-6 win away from home. Our squash men came away victorious with 3 wins out of 3 on the day, they have started the season dominating the BUCS circuit.

Please see all the results from this week below.

Sport Home Result
Badminton Mens 1s University of Sheffield Mens 1s 8 0 WIN
Badminton Womens 1s University of Nottingham Womens 1s 5 3 WIN
Badminton Womens 2s University of Sheffield Womens 1s 4 4 DRAW
Basketball Mens 1s University of Huddersfield Mens 1s 41 49 LOSS
Basketball Mens 2s University of Huddersfield Mens 2s 78 53 WIN
Basketball Womens 1s Bangor University Womens 1s 33 61 LOSS
Football Mens 3s Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 5s 3 0 WIN
Football Womens 3s Newcastle University Womens 2s 0 2 LOSS
Hockey Mens 2s Northumbria University Mens 1s 1 6 LOSS
Hockey Mens 4s Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 3s 4 1 WIN
Hockey Mens 6s University of York Mens 3s 5 0 WIN
Hockey Womens 1s University of Nottingham Womens 1s 2 2 DRAW
Hockey Womens 2s University of York Womens 1s 1 1 DRAW
Hockey Womens 3s Northumbria University Womens 2s 4 0 WIN
Hockey Womens 4s Newcastle University Womens 4s 2 3 LOSS
Lacrosse Womens 2s Sheffield Hallam University Womens 1s 6 18 LOSS
Netball Womens 2s Sheffield Hallam University Womens 1s 23 25 LOSS
Netball Womens 3s University of York Womens 1s 38 33 WIN
Rugby Union Mens 3s Northumbria University Mens 2s 32 20 WIN
Rugby Union Womens 1s University of York Womens 1s 51 0 WIN
Squash Mens 2s Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 2s 3 0 WIN
Squash Womens 2s Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Womens 1s 0 3 LOSS
Tennis Mens 3s Sheffield Hallam University Mens 2s 8 4 WIN
Tennis Mens 4s University of Bradford Mens 2s 12 0 WIN
Water Polo Mens 1s Sheffield Hallam University Mens 1s 2 22 LOSS
Sport Away
Badminton Mens 2s Teesside University Mens 1s 7 1 WIN
Badminton Mens 3s University of York Mens 2s 1 7 LOSS
Fencing Mens 1s Lancaster University Mens 1s 115 135 LOSS
Fencing Womens 2s University of Sheffield Womens 1s 114 119 LOSS
Football Mens 2s Durham University Mens 2s 2 1 WIN
Football Mens 1s Liverpool John Moores University Mens 1s 0 1 LOSS
Football Womens 2s Teesside University Womens 1s 2 0 WIN
Football Womens 1s University of Central Lancashire Womens 1s 3 1 WIN
Hockey Mens 3s Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 2s 2 3 LOSS
Hockey Womens 5s Teesside University Womens 1s 2 4 LOSS
Hockey Mens 5s University of Huddersfield Mens 1s 2 5 LOSS
Hockey Mens 1s University of Sheffield Mens 1s 3 1 WIN
Hockey Womens 6s University of Sheffield Womens 4s DRAW
Lacrosse Mens 1s Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 1s 9 6 WIN
Lacrosse Womens 1s University of Liverpool Womens 1s 19 3 WIN
Netball 4s Durham University Womens 3s 26 28 LOSS
Netball 1s University of Liverpool Womens 1s 18 42 LOSS
Rugby League Mens 1s Northumbria University Mens 1s 6 30 LOSS
Rugby Union Mens 2s Newcastle University Mens 3s 43 17 WIN
Rugby Union Mens 4s University of York Mens 3s DRAW
Squash Mens 1s Manchester Metropolitan University Mens 1s 5 0 WIN
Squash Mens 3s University of Sunderland Mens 1s 3 0 WIN
Table Tennis Mens 1s University of York Mens 1s 9 8 WIN
Table Tennis Mens 2s University of York Mens 2s 8 9 LOSS
Tennis Womens 3s Durham University Womens 5s DRAW
Tennis Womens 2s Newcastle University Womens 2s 2 10 LOSS
Tennis Mens 2s Northumbria University Mens 1s 6 6 DRAW
Tennis Womens 1s Northumbria University Womens 1s 2 10 LOSS
Tennis Mens 1s University of Chester (Chester) Mens 1s 2 10 LOSS
Volleyball Mens 1s Lancaster University Mens 1s 3 1 WIN
Volleyball Womens 1s University of Bradford Womens 1s 3 0 WIN

 

Lifeguard team success!

The lifeguard team from The Edge recently competed in the IQL UK & CIMSPA Lifeguard Triathlon,  an event which tests theory, swimming ability and CPR.

A key objective for both IQL UK and CIMSPA is to help raise organisational standards by providing the framework and opportunities for staff to undertake continual professional development and “aim higher” than simple job competence. The triathlon is a fabulous opportunity for lifeguards to showcase their skills and knowledge and reward those who excel at both a local and national level.

In 2014 the team competed and came 20th and this year saw an even better result where they came 15th out of a total of 53 facilities. Full results can be found here.

Gemma Smales (Duty Manager) who leads the lifeguard training said:

“The team have really been engaged and worked hard in training over the past year so its nice to see their efforts pay off”

A massive well done to the team. All swimmers are in save hands here at The Edge