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                    With the MudDogs’ most successful season just passing, with a record of five wins to three losses, the management team have turned their sights to this season, hoping to carry on that form and improve upon it. With three seasons under their belt, they are confident, with addition of new guys mixed with more experienced head, they can translate all they have learnt into a high performance season, ending in playoff competitions. Intake of new guys this season has been helped dramatically by the lowering of societies fees, however, an…

Whilst the Bangor University Jitsu Club may have been officially closed over the summer, its members have not been inactive in their achievements. This summer the club celebrated the grading of its Sensei, Gabriella Rossetti, from brown belt to 1st Dan black belt at The Jitsu Foundation Summer Ball and training course. This has been a culmination of over fourteen years of hard work. The club also gained two green belts in the form of Lewis Fisher and Harry Bradford this summer. Lewis Fisher achieved top grade out of the entire grading class and Harry Bradford received the second highest…

Introducing the club who won Spirit of the Year 2012 at last year’s AU Dinner…. BULC – Bangor University Lacrosse Club! We’re a fun-loving, hard fighting, worm doing and a friendly, close-knit team. There are 9 enthusiastic and hardworking committee members who look after the club and make sure every club member is acknowledged, respected and made to feel welcome. BULC promotes fun, friendliness and fitness. The Lacrosse club trains 3 times a week, with one of those sessions being dedicated wholeheartedly to fitness. As well as these 3 training sessions the club also meets up every Wednesday night without…

Archers from Bangor University Archery Club will be lighting the Penrhos Beach bonfire this year. A group of archers from the club will fire environmentally friendly flaming arrows to light the bonfire, with another group then firing flaming arrows into the sea from the headland afterwards. “It will require some practice, as arrows fly very differently when they have a huge bolt of cloth attached to the pointy end,” said Dan Parker, 24, the club’s secretary. It is an annual event organised by The Holyhead Round Table, and has been named one of the top ten firework displays in…

We’re Bangor University’s snooker and pool club. Though we’re one of the smaller AU clubs, we have a solid base of long standing members who are all happy to play snooker or pool with anyone that fancies giving it a go. All abilities are welcome – missing the ball isn’t a problem, neither’s clearing the table in one visit – and don’t be put off if you don’t have a cue, we’ll be happy to help you out. Our main session is on a Sunday at Bar Uno from 7pm till close. Though the tables aren’t great, they give us…

Andy Murray has become the first British man to win a Grand Slam tournament in 76 years after a heroic 5 set victory over Novak Djokovic at the US Open. Adding to his Olympic goldmedal and first ever Wimbledon final, Murray’s first Grand Slam victory ensures his place in tennis history It was a very close final, and was as thrilling a match as was expected from the world no.2 and no.3. An extremely close first two sets, which included a 26 minute tie break and a 54-shot long rally, ended in Murray winning 7-6 7-5, and one set away from…

This time last year, Casey Stoner had a 44 point lead over Jorge Lorenzo and by race 16 Stoner had secured the championship and won his second GP title. The 2012 Moto GP champion however, is still undecided and with Lorenzo having a mere 13 point lead over second place Dani Pedrosa, and with 6 races still left, it promises to be an exciting finale. Although the conclusion to this year’s GP is yet to be decided, it has undoubtedly been overshadowed by the changes that will be occurring in the 2013 season, in particular Valentino Rossi’s return to Yamaha…

Have you heard the rumour going round Bangor? 2012/2013 is the year to learn how to horse ride, because this year Bangor University Riding Club is hotting up! So try something new, jump in the saddle and Shout TALLY HO as you gallop down the menai straits! So what does riding have to offer? From lessons to beach rides, jumping to hacking, volunteering opportunities and qualifications to social nights, there’s never been a better time to saddle up in Bangor! We cater for all riders, from complete beginner to advanced, and with the help of the great team at Anglesey…

The Bangor MudDogs are the University’s American football team and 2011-12 was their third competitive season which they finished with a 5-3 winning record. This was a major step forward for the still relatively new AU club which is looking to improve on this in 2012-13. The club has now gone through a full three cycle of development which has seen a huge change from the very first friendly in May 2009 which 15 players took on a squad of 40+ from the University of Manchester’s Tyrants. Bangor finished last season with typically over 45 players on the official roster…

Have you found a damsel in distress on campus, but don’t know how to save her…or him? Do you want to settle who drank the last of the milk in style? Or perhaps you just have a thing for white straight-jackets or 36 inch blades?  Whatever your reason or even if you just want to see what all the fuss is about….THEN READ ON!!! Over the past few years, Fencing as a combat sport has unfortunately suffered a dwindling amount of interest, particularly from the younger generation of today. Whether this is due to the niche reputation of the sport…

Bangor Lacrosse Club is now entering its fourth year as an AU team and has grown from being relatively small to a club with over 60 regular members. We have both male and female squads with both first teams competing across the North West region. We aim to be a well-rounded team that trains hard, plays hard and always looks out for its members. Lacrosse is growing in popularity year by year. Last season saw both teams make their BUCS debut, which we all enjoyed immensely. This experience taught us a great deal and we hope to continue this development…

Back in March, when then season started, if someone had told me that Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso would be leading the Driver’s World Championship with seven races to go, I’d have probably laughed. But more fool me: by now I should have a greater respect for Formula One’s ability to completely reinvent itself. After the dominance of Red Bull last season, on the back of Sebastian Vettel’s Championship win in 2010, the safe money would have been on the Renault-powered team to continue their success in Schumacher-esque fashion. Much was said about the pace of the Ferrari prior to Australia, with…

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been dropped from the tour of India following controversial circumstances in which it was revealed that he had been sending provocative texts to his South African counterparts; although Pietersen has denied that the messages revealed tactics. Despite claiming he had apologised to former captain Andrew Strauss (who in the wake of the scandal retired from professional cricket) and current captain Alastair Cook. Pietersen had threatened to retire from international cricket himself and had already cast doubt over his future prior to the third test against South Africa; he was instead left out of the squad for…

Prior to the Serbia game, Wales had lost all three fixtures under new manager Chris Coleman. The fixtures against Mexico and Bosnia were only friendlies, and tough fixtures, but in each game Wales looked devoid of inspiration and shape, and generally lacked the positional discipline that had been instilled by previous manager Gary Speed. Wales’ first World Cup Qualifier against Belgium was better; up until James Collins’ dismissal for a reckless lunge on the impressive Guillaume Gillet, they had looked like causing Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ problems. However, 10 men against the third most expensive international team in the world inevitably…

Over the summer Handball has picked up in popularity following London 2012, and in the run up to the Olympics Bangor University handball club was founded a year ago. The club attracted a lot of interest; especially from people who had never played before. Every year the club will compete in two main tournaments, the regionals and nationals. Their first win came at regionals with an 8-5 victory over Liverpool. The club finished 3rd out of 4 at regionals; it was a positive start. The team knuckled down and kept training hard for nationals, they faced tough opposition in Chester’s…

Thinking about picking the racket up for the first time in years? Inspired by this summer’s sporting events? Bangor University Tennis Club has many different forms of the game to offer at all levels. Having only been an official club for around five years we have done well to retain members and play the majority of our BUCS fixtures. Now, as a more established AU Club, it has been decided that the time has come for a new ‘game face’. With the help of our new committee we will be delivering our normal training sessions but also be offering a…

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