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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…

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…

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