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England 2 – 3 Wales (Arnold 63, 73) (Broadhead 35, 75; Harris 61) Saturday, 12th November 2016 UEFA U19 Tournament Group 6 Qualifiers The Bangor University Stadium Full image gallery here. Nathan Broadhead double breathes life into Wales’ UEFA U-19s qualifying campaign. Following a 2-0 defeat to Greece, Wales were desperate to take 3 points off of England and rekindle hope in their attempts to qualify from Group 6 for next year’s Under 19s tournament in Georgia. With Wales playing host to the Group 6 qualifiers, the pressure was on for the young Welshmen to get a result on home…

Derby-day delight: Bangor City come back in the second half to beat Rhyl 3-2 Henry Jones completed a wonderful second half comeback against local rivals Rhyl FC, strengthening the Citizens’ third place position in the Welsh Premier Division. Having controlled vast periods of the game, it was a well-deserved three points for the blues, pleasing manager Andy Legg and the fans in attendance. Before the game started, both teams, officials and spectators held a minute’s silence to remember the disaster at Aberfan in which 144 people tragically lost their lives. In addition, 5 minutes into the match, both sets of fans…

Bangor City 2 – 1 Cardiff Met Sunday 2nd October 2016 Venue: Bangor University Stadium Attendance: 578 Dan Nardiello’s brace helps City see off Cardiff Met and remain third in the Welsh Premier League. For Bangor City a win today was pretty vital in order to make sure they didn’t drop down from third in the table and to end their winless run of two draws and two losses in their last four. Prior to the game, City’s Gary Roberts was presented with the WPL Player of the Month award for August before lining up besides his teammates. A crowd…

Photos by Joe Caine & Adam Barnes This year’s Varsity saw Bangor University’s Hockey Club field four teams to face rivals Aberystwyth – Men’s 1sts, Women’s 1sts, Men’s 2nds and Women’s 2nds. Each team was looking for another successful Varsity after last year’s saw them defeating Aber in every match except for Men’s 2nds (who lost a closely fought battle 5-4 on penalties). Men’s Hockey 2nd team had an early start to Varsity as they took on Aber on the Synthetic Pitches of Ffridd Site in the first event of the day. The team put up a very decent and…

Photos by LJ Taylor An inspired second half performance capped off an unbeaten season for Bangor University Women’s Football as they destroyed Aberystwyth 5-0. When the whistle was blown for the end of the first half, the mood was a little dejected around the Bangor University Stadium. Despite some good attacking play, and a large share of the possession, Bangor’s Women hadn’t managed to make it count and get themselves on the scoresheet. Ten minutes into the second half and striker, Ellie Alderson, gave the home side the lead. Less than four minutes later some great play down the wing…

Bangor University Rugby League had a week to remember capping off a fine season with a brilliant win against fierce rivals Aberystwyth University Rugby League before raising over £500 at a charity event. The varsity match started in controversy as Treborth playing fields were deemed unplayable by the match referee upon inspection. However thanks to Menai Bridge RFC we were able to play at an alternate venue. After a hard battle with both sides having periods of dominance, Aberystwyth could not handle the link up play between Bangor’s forwards and backs which has been a big focus on development for…

Photos by Joe Heaford & Jez Harvey Last year saw a hard fought victory for Bangor University’s Athletic club as they managed to see off Aberystwyth with an overall score of 138-115. Athletics was one of the first events to kick off this year, once again taking place on and around the Athletics track on Treborth, and Bangor’s athletes knew they had a hard task ahead of them to turn all of their events into that vital point on the Varsity scoreboard. Despite the long day ahead of them, spirits were high in the team as they all cheered each…

 Photos by Pippa Beston Bangor University Women’s Rugby team boosted their confidence with a brilliant 32 – 0 victory over travelling opposition Aberystwyth in this year’s Varsity match. Following a 25 – 19 defeat last year ,Bangor were looking for revenge as the visitors headed into the game ready for battle. Aberystwyth started promisingly as they dominated in attack, however a strong defence was paying off for Bangor. Unfortunately just minutes into the game Aberystwyth were struck with injury- resulting in the game being paused for almost an hour with paramedics called to the scene. After the restart Bangor capitalised…

Varsity 2016 was certainly a day we will never forget, as Bangor battled it out at home against Welsh rivals Aberystwyth in numerous sport to take home the coveted Varsity cup. The day was full of all types of sports, both familiar and perhaps unfamiliar to spectators, so there was definitely something for everyone to get involved with and watch. Sports played on the day included badminton, where both of the Bangor men’s teams won 8-0. The badminton women however lost 3-5 despite putting up a decent fight in a very close encounter. Basketball followed, in which the Bangor men…

BUHC Ladies 1st team beat York 1st team 3-2 to win the BUCS Northern Conference Cup Wednesday 9th March saw the final of the BUCS Northern Conference Cup competition held at a neutral pitch at the University of Lancaster. Out of the 64 teams that entered the cup Bangor Ladies 1st team made it to the final against York University 1st team. This is the furthest Bangor have been in the competition to date, with both Men’s and Women’s hockey teams never making it past the semi-finals in the 5th round of the Cup. Ever committed Women’s 1st team coaches…

Bangor 4 – 3 Rhyl  29 January 2016 – Bangor University Stadium Despite a very disappointing start to the new year when Bangor suffered a 0-3 home defeat to North Wales rivals Llandudno on new year’s day, Bangor have redeemed themselves with a very impressive run of form since then by being undefeated. They looked to continue this run when they welcomed another Northern Welsh team, Rhyl, to their ground. Bangor had previously played Rhyl twice this season and remained undefeated in both with a 1-1 draw on the very first day of the season and 1-0 home victory back…

Bangor City FC fell victim at their own ground to the current Welsh Premier League champions and leaders The New Saints (TNS) on Friday 16th October. They barely had a touch on the ball when TNS player Ryan Edwards scored from a rebounded shot off goalkeeper Connor Roberts after only two minutes. Bangor then quickly sprang into action with numerous shots, including an audacious long range effort from Sion Edwards. Then, minutes later, Wrexham loanee Joe Williams’ shot narrowly went wide past New Saints goalkeeper and Captain Paul Harrison’s post. Bangor certainly had more possession and a greater number of noteworthy…

As the sporting year comes to a close, we look at Bangor Athletic Union’s achievements over the past year. On the pitch, Bangor have performed particularly well in the BUCS leagues, with both Men’s Badminton 1sts and Women’s Squash winning their Northern 2A leagues and gaining promotion to Northern 1A. Next season, there will be four Bangor teams competing in the first division, with Women’s Basketball losing on the final day of the season to miss out on the title and promotion to the Premier, while Futsal drop down into Northern 1A following their relegation play-off in the Premier. Men’s…

Bangor University Women’s Rugby team were looking to avenge last years 32-0 defeat by a strong Aberystwyth side going into Varsity 2015. Bangor went into the game with a relatively new side, but the team could be confident against an Aber team that hadn’t won away all season. A slow start to the game saw Bangor struggle to leave their own half as Aber continued to dominate the attack. However, strong defense from the home side combined with sloppy passing from Aber, saw Bangor turn over the ball just metres from their own try line. Unfortunately, Bangor couldn’t keep out Aber, who placed the ball over the whitewash to score the first points of the game just…

If you’re planning to do the Couch to 5K Challenge or even next year’s London Marathon, here are my Top Three Tunes that you should be armed with for your next run. 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Deep Kick’ from One Hot Minute. This is a great one to start with as you can warm up while Flea recites his strange and wonderful intro. Then, as soon as he says, “We keep moving, we keep moving,” you’ll know it’s time to move. And driven by Dave Navarro’s heavy riffs, move you will! 2. Femi Kuti – ‘Beng Beng Beng’…

Seren’s Music Editor, Hedd Thomas, ran the London Marathon on 26th April. Here, he shares his story. On Sunday, months of training paid off as I ran my first marathon – the Virgin Money London Marathon. In fact, when I signed up for it last summer I hadn’t done any long distance runs before at all. Talk about starting in the deep end! It all started when a conservation charity that I support, World Land Trust, were allocated a place at the Marathon and asked for applications to take it. I entered, stating how much I admired the work they…

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