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You don’t need to be an elite athlete, pay a fortune for a Personal Trainer and a gym membership, or be out running a marathon every day to be fit and active; as lockdown taught many of us, it’s perfectly possible to keep fit from the comfort of your own home.  Exercise is an amazing way to improve your physical and mental health. As we’re spending most of our days indoors studying and doing online lectures, a Youtube workout is the perfect filler activity for in-between lectures, or for a quick study-break when we need to get away from our…

The Premier League and Championship paused last week for the second international break of the season, making way for international friendlies, Nations League fixtures, and Euro qualifiers.  Wales: Team news: Gareth Bale misses out through a knee injury picked up during the last international break, as does Hal Robson-Kanu who picked up a broken arm in the last round of league fixtures. Free-agent Ashley Williams, who has 86 wales caps, is left out of the squad. Liverpool’s Neco Williams keeps his place after making his debut against Finland and scoring the winner against Bulgaria in September, and Ben Cabango and…

Canolfan Brailsford, Bangor University’s sports and leisure facility, is due to remain a temporary NHS hospital until at least March 2021. The facility began conversion into a hospital in April, and has since provided an additional 250 beds for patients suffering respiratory illness as a result of Covid-19. Canolfan Brailsford’s temporary name is Ysbyty Enfys Bangor (Bangor Rainbow Hospital), named in honour of the NHS symbol of hope. There are two other temporary hospitals in North Wales bearing the same title: Ysbyty Enfys Glannau Dyfrdwy (formerly Deeside Leisure Centre) and Ysbyty Enfys Llandudno (formerly Venue Cymru Llandudno). Together, the three…

Photo by Paul Gillett (CC BY-SA 2.0) England and Wales faced each other this week at Wembley Stadium in a behind-closed-doors international friendly, having last played each other at Euro 2016. With both already qualified for Euro 2020 (now 2021), they used this as an opportunity to warm-up for crucial upcoming nations league matches against Belgium and the Republic of Ireland respectively. Wales come into the international break in the better form of the two- they are unbeaten in 8 games, a run stretching back to June 2019. England were poor in the last international break, beating Iceland 1-0 with…

Image by Kelvin Stuttard from Pixabay Football’s international summer transfer window closes for another year. International transfers are set in stone, no more players will be traded internationally until January and domestic trades should be settled within a week. The rumour mill can calm down and sports journalists can sleep peacefully without worry of any new developments about their club. We can finally stop talking about whether or not Jason Sancho is going to Manchester United. So, let’s take a look at the highlights. Gareth Bale returns to Tottenham Hotspur: For what feels like forever (but has actually been 7…

The Undeb Bangor Board of Trustees have made the decision to leave the position of Athletic Union President/VP Sports vacant for this academic year. This decision came after the July resignation of former Undeb Bangor President Harry Riley, and his subsequent replacement with then-AU-President, Henry Williams. Among their reasons for forgoing a second by-election, Undeb Bangor cited late timing, which would leave any successful candidate inadequate time to prepare for the role; as well as leaving graduates of the 2019/2020 academic group unable to vote, having been declassified as students in August. They also cited Covid-19’s restrictive effect on sporting…

An email has been sent out by the Student’s Union president Mark Barrow saying that the University has decided to postpone all conferences and events over COVID-19 (Corona Virus) concerns. In addition meetings involving visitors to University premises should be rescheduled. Therefore Varsity, Socs Fest and the Award Dinners have been cancelled. This has come just after Bangor University sent around an email saying that the University Executive have decided to review their COVID-19 policy, and asking that Staff and Students only travel on university business in the UK if it is absolutely necessary. Students have been advised to check…

This year Bangor is hosting Varsity, so get down and help support your sports teams between the 14th March and the 21st. 14th: Sailing, surf 18th: ultimate frisbee, American football, athletics, cricket, handball (W), rowing 20th: equestrian 21st: hockey, indoor rowing, dance, swimming, octopus, pole, mountain biking, cheerleading, dodgeball, archery, fencing, karate, lacrosse, netball, squash, tennis, basketball, futsal, badminton, volleyball, football, rugby union, rugby league, snooker and pool, canoe, BUMS For more information about varsity events, see the Undeb Athletau Bangor – UA/Bangor Athletic Union AU facebook page.

On Sunday 26th January 2020, the Bangor Karate Union (BKU) travelled down to Barnsley to compete in the Yorkshire Open. This was the club’s third year competing in the competition. The competition began with our pair’s competitors. After gaining a gold medal in the Welsh Open in November, the expectations were high for the pair. Hannah and Rachel progressed through to the semi-finals, beating black belt pairs along the way before eventually being knocked out by the England squad pair to gain the first medal of the day; bronze. The day moved on to the individual categories. Our advanced competitors…

Golf is a very difficult and skilful sport that is very hard to master. It basically involves hitting a small white ball around a course where there are 18 different holes and the aim is to get it in the hole in as little shots as possible. On the course, there are holes that are par 3, par 4 and par 5’s; this is what the average golfer should aim to get the ball in the hole in. For example, as a University Golf Club, we play at Conwy golf club that has an overall par for the course of…

Photo from Bangor Uni Pole Bangor Uni Pole fit is unlike any other sport. Take gymnastics, dance and a bit of powerlifting and you have someone that does pole fit. It takes immense strength, but more importantly it takes a lot of self confidence. Pole fit has never been about competing against one another, rather learning from each other and encouraging one another. If someone told me a few years ago that I would be performing at university wearing little clothing and spinning around on a pole I would call them a liar. Everyone has their own journey with pole…

Sports is often a pastime that many University students undertake throughout their three years of study. Although many people do sports for the passion of it, there are multiple health benefits.  Aside from the physical health benefits of becoming fitter and physically healthier, there are also multiple mental health benefits which could be a reason for you to join a team in January. It has been scientifically proven that regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. Not only this, it can relieve stress, improve memory, help you sleep better and boost your…

Bangor University representatives were invited down to London, St James’ Palace to celebrate 100 years of BUCS hosted by HRH the Princess Royal. Henry Williams your next VP for sport, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Carol Tully and Kathryn Hughes Sports co-ordinator at Undeb Bangor attended the event, representing the university as one of the 10 founding members of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports)! BUCS began in 1919 as the Inter-Varsity Athletics Board of England and Wales, with the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield acting as founding members. It now delivers 50 sports…

Bangor University Paintball has had a revolutionary change over the last year with the implementation of a new indoor arena over at Normal Site sports hall. The addition of this indoor arena, mixed with our reusable paintballs, allows the club to offer very cheap paintball sessions that allow people a gateway into the world of competitive paintball. The sessions will include skills required to play in the extremely fast paced 5 vs 5 game that is one of the fastest growing sports across the world right now. The competitive scene is a mixture of pure adrenaline, and elegant and fast…

Bangor University have confirmed a fifth successive Varsity with the final score finishing 28-15 to the away side. In reaction to the news, AU President Louise Fell said: “I’m absolutely elated and proud of our Green and Gold Army.” She added: “There’s no better moment for an AU President than this. I can’t wait to lift that trophy and see all 1000 of our away fans cheer for Bangor.” Going into the main day, Bangor had a 10-4 advantage after wins from Surf, Athletics, Sailing, Badminton and others. The athletes in Green and Gold started today as they meant to…

Bangor have made a perfect start to Varsity 2019, bagging all the spoils in the opening seven fixtures. These early fixtures were played on March 23rd, and saw Bangor take a 7-0 lead in the overall competition. Badminton had three points up for grabs, with Men’s 1st, Men’s 2nd and Women’s 1st competing. Benefitting from home soil, all three points were won by Bangor at Canolfan Brailsford. Athletics was a close affair, with an array of events being fought, including: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4 x 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, Javelin and Discus. Bangor narrowly stole victory…

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