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After a slow first few minutes, the Badgers began to warm up and took a strong lead in the first quarter which they would hold for the remainder of the game. After a small comeback the defensive presence of Shaw, alongside some dagger 3s from Joe Pollard and rookie Stamp made sure the Badgers closed out an important away win which sets up an exciting rematch when the teams meet next semester. Man of the match: Greg Shaw Final score 62-48

The game kicked off with an instant big hit from kick off for Bangor, leading to a knock on, and the start of a long period of early dominance for the home side. This was rewarded 5 minutes in with a great series of forward phases, tying in the opposition allowing Nick Dundee to shift a bullet to Sam Rogers, who ran through untouched to give Bangor an early 7-0 lead. Newcastle responded shortly after with a length of the field break against the run of play (7-5). Constant pressure from the Bangor attack and great counter rucking in defence,…

The squash ladies took on Manchester Met 1st team in the Northern Cup match, and first up was Lizzie Crooks. Coming into her match with all guns blazing, she played a brilliant set of games (the best so far)! The squash ladies where extremely proud of how she just kept going and the enthusiasm is there in spades whatever the result. In the end it was 0-3, but a total 10/10 for effort and smiles! Second on court was Tasmin Kelly, who performed brilliantly in her games and walked all over her opponent – coming away with a 3-0 win!…

Undeb Bangor’s Surf team has recently committed to becoming single-use plastic free, and encourages other Clubs and Societies to follow suit. Members of the Surf team are also taking part in ‘2 Minute Beach Cleans’. These will be occurring on a regular basis, before the team takes to the waves. Edward Cardona, Captain of the Surf team, said: ‘’It is important for people to understand the consequences of their actions and lifestyle, as, in the long run, nobody is doing themselves any favours.” ‘’We believe that acting and being on the front foot of the plastic free movement will allow…

Ex Bangor student Chrystal Williams headed to Lithuania to represent Team GB for the last time as a junior and to defend her title as European Champion. She didn’t fail to disappoint, winning gold for Great Britain and retaining her title as European Champion. The competition could not have been closer and it all literally came down to the very last lift. Chrystal, being the warrior she is gave it everything she possible could, with the heart of a lion and amazing support, she used every last ounce of energy and strength she had left to match her own personal…

Sailing went to the Sheffield BUSA event (British Universities Sailing Association) friday 26th – sunday 28th oct and they came 1st out of 14 teams. Fantastic weekend of racing at the Sheffield shuffle. Sailing started off with very mixed conditions on the Saturday and a strong win rate of 9 out of 11 races won. Leaving them the overnight winners of the event! Sunday morning went off to a great start winning all three races therefore going into the semi-finals in the stronger position. First races of the semi finals they were up against Leeds University fantastic few races, winning…

Ultimate is a very young sport, with its roots in North America. It started back in 1968 when high school student Joel Silverman suggested the game to his student council at Colombia High School. This turned out to be a huge success and the first college game was played between Princeton and the Rutgers. The game has been growing like wildfire ever since with teams forming around the globe. Already there is an official televised league in America, the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) as well as an international world series, which Bangor student Ed Simpson played for the under…

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge! That’s what 48 clubs from across the Athletic Union did on Saturday 8th November- playing dodgeball in order to raise money for charity! Over 240 students participated in the event that took place in Canolfan Brailsford throughout the afternoon. All teams played four matches during the group stages, accumulating points for winning and an extra point for eliminating the opposition. The team with the most points then proceeded to the next round, but not before some heated play-offs between the teams that were tied for points! The eliminated teams showed great support and continued…

5-2 win vs Leeds 3rds Bangor firsts welcomed Leeds to Treborth on a wet, cold day. Looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season and progress to the last 16 of the cup. Despite the fact that Bangor were favourites, conditions could’ve been a leveller, so the start would be vital in establishing a foothold. As they have in many of the games this season, Bangor started brilliantly. A break down the left saw Aidan get into the box, his low cross went all the way through to the back post where Harry was on hand to score yet…

We went to Ysgol Emmanuel to teach kidditch to the Year 4 class. We set up a smaller pitch for them and gave them a basic crash course in how to play Quidditch. We carried out demonstrations, made sure they were properly warmed up and then they got right into games. The experience was really fun as it felt good to be able to teach the kids something that they thoroughly enjoyed. We got endless thank yous from the kids and the teachers. They are currently thinking of planning a trip out to come watch us train. Its helped us…

Men’s basketball had their first game and first win of the season yesterday in a closely contested match with Edge Hill University. After the first quarter Bangor were down by 1 point after an unlucky few misses before beginning to take the game into our own hands. Early mistakes out of the way, once we had the lead it wasn’t given up due to the persistent attack from the team. In the 3rd and 4th quarter, a strong physical performance was needed from the whole team who rose to the occasion and hustled hard to secure a valuable away win…

Well done to Karate who did really well at the North of England Championships The Bangor Karate Union (BKU) squad attended the North of England Championships in Barnsley on the 30th September. They competed across all disciplines in four categories. It was the first competition for several new members of the team, all of whom had had only a week’s training after the summer break. The day started with kata. Both the male and female novice competitors dominated their categories taking 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd place, totalling an impressive seven medals for the team. Then came the turn of…

For some of the lads it was an early start, with the bus pulling up at Uno at 7am, a few light heads to say the least! For the rest of them, they set off at 9 for Sale, Manchester for the first event of the year, 7-a-sides. The lads had four matches against 4 quality sides, Liverpool John Moore’s, Manchester Metropolitan, St Lawrence’s and St Brendans. First up was John Moore’s which was always going to be a tough battle with a lot of Irish playing their education trade in Liverpool. But it was a very good start from…

Rugby League have raised over £1,140.25 for charities Oddball and Mind, who tackle testicular cancer and mental health respectively. 16 members of Rugby League took part in Bangor’s annual Half-Marathon, held on October 6th 2018.  The club chose to raise money and awareness for a couple of charities they believe to be very important. After fantastic promotional work undertaken by the lads on social media, Rugby League managed to exceed their target mark of £400 by more than double. One of the charities that Rugby Union chose to support was the Oddballs Foundation – https://www.myoddballs.com/pages/charity 100% of money earned by the charity…

At the end of August, the English Football Association submitted their bid to host the Women’s European Championships in the summer of 2021. With the Lionesses reaching the semi-finals in last year’s competition and recently beating Wales in order to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, it only seems fitting that we get another chance at not only hosting a major tournament, but by getting over the line and winning in front of a hometown nation. Now that would be truly memorable and remarkable for players, staff and supporters alike. Now, what seems to be very promising for English fans,…

With all kinds of sports coming thick and fast during the Autumn and Winter months, here are a few fixtures to look out for from Freshers’ Week through to the end of November in case you want to head down to the pub or crowd around a laptop to watch and enjoy. September – December: Football; Live Champions League and Europa League Football Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings exclusively on BT Sport (televised fixtures and times TBC), with live Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premier League Football on Sky Sports and BT Sport (televised fixtures and times TBC) alongside the…

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