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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…

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 fit and a reason why…

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…

On Saturday 2nd of March Bangor’s Dodge Ball team embarked on an epic adventure. Their first competition, Dodge Smash, was held in Birmingham. No one was keen on a 6 o’clock start so blankets and pillows were essential supplies until they reached Birmingham. A tough first match against one of the best teams, the Manchester Bees, didn’t help the team’s confidence. They lost (2-14) but Bangor were still so buzzed to talk tactics to make sure they improved. In their second game they picked up the pace and managed to score some points but lost (3-9). They showed some grit…

Great work from the 5 Rugby League lads representing Bangor in the North vs South game winning 24-12, with Corie Shorrock and Dafydd Jones both crossing the line to score! Hopefully all 5 get picked for the Welsh Student squad. The North beat the South 24-12 in a tough Student Rugby League encounter in Monmouth on Sunday where the conditions had a big effect on the outcome of the game. Rain fell for the best part of a day before kick-off and whilst it was dry for most of the 80 minutes, the muddy surface made it difficult for both…

The weekend (16-17th Feb 2019) the Bangor Karate Union (BKU) sent a squad of 7 to the BUCS National Karate championships. This would be the clubs third year competing at BUCS and for all but one member this was there first time at the event. Kata was the main event on Saturday. The morning started with the team kata event, for which the team had only had a week to practise and perfect there synchronicity. The team did amazing but where unfortunately knocked out by Edinburgh who went on to get third place. The rest of the day was taken…

On the weekend of the 15th-17th February, Bangor University Swimming Club sent a team of 17 swimmers over to Ponds Forge in Sheffield for the National Long Course Championships. The competition is of the highest calibre where the best swimmers across the country compete to achieve the fastest times possible, even including an appearance from Adam Peaty! Friday After a long journey to Sheffield, the team arrived at the pool ready for the first day of racing. The women were up first with the 400m Freestyle relay and leading the team off was Jessica Sutton who stormed to a Bangor…

Bangor University Women’s Basketball team ended their BUCS season with a historic victory. Their win over the University of Central Lancashire concluded an undefeated season, a feat never before achieved by the club. Women’s Basketball have completely dominated the BUCS Northern 2A league with wins against teams such as Liverpool, Lancaster and Liverpool John Moores, earning a well-deserved promotion to league 1A next season. The season kicked-off with a dramatic start against long-term rivals Liverpool, with Bangor clinching their first win by only one-point (46-47) in a nail-biting match. The team shook off their first game nerves and dominated Liverpool…

After last week’s game against Salford was called off due to snow, the Second Team wanted to get back to winning ways with only our 3rd home game of the season against Cumbria. It was a nerving start to the game as neither team could keep hold of the ball, leading to an early injury to Cumbrias’ captain. But after 15 mins, Bangor started to find their feet and keep possession for periods of the game. On 25 mins, the chances started to come. A corner coming in from the left hand side was met by Dion at the front…

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