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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…

After playing in the final test of the 5-match series against India, in which England have already secured victory, opening batsman and former test captain Alastair Cook will retire from international test cricket. What an outstanding career this man has had, being without question one of, if not the best English batsmen in the modern era of test matches. His stats speak for themselves: most capped player with 161 test matches, a record 158 consecutive test appearances, centuries in both his first and last test match, the leading run-scorer for England, the youngest player to reach 12,000 test runs, a…

British Weightlifting have selected Bangor University’s Catrin Jones as part of their 2018 squad for the FISU World University Weightlifting Championships. The competition will take place in Biala Podlaska, Poland between 20th- 23rd September 2018. Catrin represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year and finished 4th at the Junior World Championships which were held in Uzbekistan last month. As well as studying for her Psychology degree, the 19-year-old athlete trains at Canolfan Brailsford to prepare for tournaments. Dave Jones, Health and Fitness Manager at Canolfan Brailsford, said: “Bangor University has now got some very talented athletes training at…

Give us a brief introduction on yourself? My name is Alex Boss, and I am a winger at Bangor City FC. I started playing football from a young age, around 4-5. My dad always used to take me to the park for a kickabout, and I ended up joining in with a training session at a local side in Brighton. It was from then on I found a love for football. I’m an attacking winger, with a lot of pace, which helps me get past defenders. I can get past defenders by just knocking the ball past them, or using…

How have you settled into life as VP Sport? After being the Sports Publicity Officer in the AU Exec last year, I thought I really understood the intricacies of the role as AU President. Oh, how I was wrong! I was thrown into the deep end of Sabb life straight away, being sent to all sorts of conferences around the country. Sports Conferences, Student’s Union Conferences, Welsh Conferences, all to enhance the Bangor student sport experience. As well as this, I’ve been getting to grips with understanding the requirements of all of the sports, by meeting with site staff, conversing…

It was a slow hungover start at Moel Y Ci. But once a slightly worse for wear Aber arrived an initial track walk got underway. Fortunately, the track was fairly dry, which made negotiating the tricky rock gardens more comfortable. The rest of trail was fast with some gnarly corners linking some fun drops and jumps. Practice runs were had and then at 3pm timed runs started. Each rider got two race runs and their quickest time down the trail counted. All riders put in some great runs, Bangor’s Marley dominated the track attaining the fastest time on the day…

Bangor Women’s Football Club put on a stunning display at Bangor City’s training pitch as they demolished Aberystwyth 6-0. Following on from an equally fantastic performance at last years Varsity (an 8-0 victory), this group of women have really shown they are always ready for the annual competition. Bangor’s drive and passion was abundantly clear from beginning to end. They won every first ball and 50/50, while hunting down second balls. A great display from a talented team who passed the ball wonderfully and created space in all the right places so they could mount countless attacks and chances. Aberystwyth…

Bangor 33 – Aber 10 Once again, Bangor University win Varsity in momentous fashion, lifting the illustrious trophy for the fourth year running – a landmark in the competition between the two Universities. The final overall score was a resounding 33-10 to Bangor, leaving Aberystwyth University in the dust. Tatenda Shonhiwa, Bangor’s VP for Sport, said: “This year has been an enormous year for Bangor’s students. We should all be proud of what we have achieved as an AU as well as what we have done as our individual clubs.” He added: “Today we delivered yet another massive win against our friends…

An emphatic and comprehensive performance from Bangor Universities Swimmers meant the overall point towards retaining the Varsity trophy was nothing short of secure. From start to finish, the men’s and women’s individual and team events were contested at the highest level and with great spirit, but a strong start combined with no slowing down ensured that the Dragons came away on top. Aberystwyth did all they could to obtain points, but Bangor just kept pushing through the gears to ensure they won almost every event in front of a packed stand. The performance was topped off by an annihilating cannon…

Tonight Bangor City travel to Denmark as they hope to progress through the Europa League qualifying rounds.  The Citizens come up against tough competition in Lyngby BK, who finished third place in the Danish Superliga last season. The first leg, which kicks off at 16.30 BST, will mark new city manager, Kevin Nicholson’s first competitive game with the Bangor outfit. Bangor qualified for the Europa League after a 1-0 win over Cardiff Met in the Playoff Final in May, securing their return to European competition for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The match could see a number of new signings make their first appearance for city, whilst newly…

Bangor City 1-0 Cardiff Metropolitan Saturday, 13th May Going into the playoff final, Bangor were considered by many to be the quiet favourites to win the game and join The New Saints, Connahs Quay Nomads and Bala Town in European competition next season. Much of the attention before the match had been given to Cardiff Metropolitan, who could have become the first University team to reach the Europa League. However, with the stage set and in front of the S4C television cameras on a blustery but dry afternoon, it was Bangor’s turn to take the spotlight. Bangor started the stronger…

With European footballs biggest club competition, the Champions League Final, just 40 days away, ‘Old Big Ears’ made a stop by the Bangor University Stadium on its journey around Cymru. With Cardiff hosting both the men’s and women’s finals this year, the two trophies awarded to the winning teams are touring the country to celebrate what will be a very special and unique footballing occasion. Fans will get the chance to grab a free photo with both trophies and commemorative wristband at Bangor City’s ground this afternoon until 7pm, with the chance for juniors to participate in a session on…

Bangor City 3 – 0 The New Saints Friday, 14th April A fantastic team performance sees City beat champions TNS 3-0 at the Bangor University Stadium. Before a ball was kicked on Good Friday, it was Bangor City who were 10/1 underdogs going into the game against The New Saints who have already been crowned champions of the Welsh Premier League. Yet from the first whistle the homeside, resurgent under Player-Manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher, looked the most likely. The first real chance of the game came for Henry Jones who looked fearless on the left wing, cutting his way through the…

A historic away-win sees Varsity trophy return to Bangor University! Athletes from 31 clubs have made the whole of Bangor proud with their impressive away victory at this year’s Varsity event. Athletic Union President, Becca Kent, said “I am so proud that we are announcing another Bangor Varsity Win and the first every win away in the series history!!” of the victory – the first time either team has won away in Aberystwyth v Bangor Varsity history. The green and gold begun the day on level score with their Aberystwyth counterparts at 5-5, but once the…

Men’s First Team – Northern Conference Cup- Finals (York University): Bangor University Vs. Northumbria University Match Report by Nishanth Chinthangal Wednesday the 8th of March marked the date that our Men’s 1st Badminton team, made the long and arduous journey to the University of York, to play in the conference cup final against Northumbria University 1sts. The team knew the competition would be fierce, as both teams had topped their respective leagues, but our men felt aptly prepared to deal with the challenge. The Team set off to York with a team comprising of Andy Watson, Oscar Chan, Josh McMullan, Charlie Hersant,…

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