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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…

Women’s Rugby League is a quickly developing sport, following the exact same rules as the men’s game, with new teams popping up all over the UK. The men’s game is a full-contact sport played by thirteen players, originating in Northern England in 1895 as a result of a split with the Rugby Football Union. Since then, it has continued to develop, producing a faster, more entertaining game and unlike union, there are no lineouts, no rucks and scrums aren’t contested. Rugby league is known for its welcoming attitude to players of all shapes, sizes and abilities; there is a position…

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…

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