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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…

An emphatic and comprehensive performance from Bangor Universities Swimmers meant the overall point towards retaining the Varsity trophy was nothing short of secure. From start to finish, the men’s and women’s individual and team events were contested at the highest level and with great spirit, but a strong start combined with no slowing down ensured that the Dragons came away on top. Aberystwyth did all they could to obtain points, but Bangor just kept pushing through the gears to ensure they won almost every event in front of a packed stand. The performance was topped off by an annihilating cannon…

Tonight Bangor City travel to Denmark as they hope to progress through the Europa League qualifying rounds.  The Citizens come up against tough competition in Lyngby BK, who finished third place in the Danish Superliga last season. The first leg, which kicks off at 16.30 BST, will mark new city manager, Kevin Nicholson’s first competitive game with the Bangor outfit. Bangor qualified for the Europa League after a 1-0 win over Cardiff Met in the Playoff Final in May, securing their return to European competition for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The match could see a number of new signings make their first appearance for city, whilst newly…

Bangor City 1-0 Cardiff Metropolitan Saturday, 13th May Going into the playoff final, Bangor were considered by many to be the quiet favourites to win the game and join The New Saints, Connahs Quay Nomads and Bala Town in European competition next season. Much of the attention before the match had been given to Cardiff Metropolitan, who could have become the first University team to reach the Europa League. However, with the stage set and in front of the S4C television cameras on a blustery but dry afternoon, it was Bangor’s turn to take the spotlight. Bangor started the stronger…

With European footballs biggest club competition, the Champions League Final, just 40 days away, ‘Old Big Ears’ made a stop by the Bangor University Stadium on its journey around Cymru. With Cardiff hosting both the men’s and women’s finals this year, the two trophies awarded to the winning teams are touring the country to celebrate what will be a very special and unique footballing occasion. Fans will get the chance to grab a free photo with both trophies and commemorative wristband at Bangor City’s ground this afternoon until 7pm, with the chance for juniors to participate in a session on…

Bangor City 3 – 0 The New Saints Friday, 14th April A fantastic team performance sees City beat champions TNS 3-0 at the Bangor University Stadium. Before a ball was kicked on Good Friday, it was Bangor City who were 10/1 underdogs going into the game against The New Saints who have already been crowned champions of the Welsh Premier League. Yet from the first whistle the homeside, resurgent under Player-Manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher, looked the most likely. The first real chance of the game came for Henry Jones who looked fearless on the left wing, cutting his way through the…

A historic away-win sees Varsity trophy return to Bangor University! Athletes from 31 clubs have made the whole of Bangor proud with their impressive away victory at this year’s Varsity event. Athletic Union President, Becca Kent, said “I am so proud that we are announcing another Bangor Varsity Win and the first every win away in the series history!!” of the victory – the first time either team has won away in Aberystwyth v Bangor Varsity history. The green and gold begun the day on level score with their Aberystwyth counterparts at 5-5, but once the…

Men’s First Team – Northern Conference Cup- Finals (York University): Bangor University Vs. Northumbria University Match Report by Nishanth Chinthangal Wednesday the 8th of March marked the date that our Men’s 1st Badminton team, made the long and arduous journey to the University of York, to play in the conference cup final against Northumbria University 1sts. The team knew the competition would be fierce, as both teams had topped their respective leagues, but our men felt aptly prepared to deal with the challenge. The Team set off to York with a team comprising of Andy Watson, Oscar Chan, Josh McMullan, Charlie Hersant,…

With Varsity underway once again, this is it, the article everyone has been anxiously anticipating: A relatively comprehensive travel guide, unrivalled and undoubtedly, universally unbiased in Bangor’s English language student newspaper, written by somebody who has had the misfortune of visiting both, Aberystwyth and Bangor. It couldn’t be fairer. In terms of transport, Bangor is a clear winner. Direct trains to anywhere in the world you could possibly imagine travelling to (as long as your imagination is limited to somewhere in between Holyhead and Birmingham or Holyhead and London). On balance, there are direct trains from Aberystwyth to Birmingham too, but…

Varsity 2017 is the biggest sporting event of the year against our rivals Aberystwyth and will be coming on Saturday 25th of March. This is the 7th year of the competition with Aberystwyth taking their turn to host.  Throughout the competition only the home team has taken the converted Varsity trophy. We know the fight is won in training, so we have been preparing to #winaway since day 1 of the academic year to return the trophy to it’s rightful home. We will be traveling down to Aberystwyth as one under our mighty lion #togetherweroar to defeat them on…

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…

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