After a long hard season, the Sports Park 5-a-Side League culminated in a pulsating and tense final contested by Badger and Pharmacy FC. Prior to Badger and Pharmacy renewing their rivalry, the Quarter and Semi-Finals were played out. The first match-ups saw League one winners Pharmacy take on Wealdstone Raiders and League two runners up NFAC face Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtles, the latter of those two fixtures being arguably the game of the round.» >Read More »
Towards the end of last term on the 23rd November the BUCS rowing calendar kicked off with the BUCS indoor rowing championships.
Students from all across the country, a total of 1600 students, competed by rowing 2km on a rowing machine.
The University of Reading hosted one of the several venues for the event which saw several of the University’s athletes achieve success.
Sam Twine in the men’s heavyweight category came a close second overall in the country with a time of 5.59.8 to the winner’s time of 5.59.0.» >Read More »
Reading’s Men’s Lacrosse team returned to their early season winning form against Chichester on Wednesday 4th December.
Having lost their last two matches, the Knights were looking to get back into their stride against a team they had beaten in a close finish earlier on this year.
Chichester arrived with 10 men (no subs), and a weakened team. The game started with two quick Reading goals, but then the shooting percentage dropped and poor defence let Chichester pull ahead to a 3-2 lead at the half.» >Read More »
The final weekend of action before the Christmas break threw up some big scorelines as teams looked to assert themselves at the halfway stage in the intramural competition. C.F. Wessex Freshers continued to lay down a marker to the rest of Division A with a 4-1 defeat of Law Society, but Bulmershe remain hot on their tails after a 3-1 victory over Mackinder, as do Badger FC after a 7-1 thrashing of Windsor Hall.» >Read More »
On the weekend of 9th-10th November, the Reading Rocs Quidditch team travelled to Oxford to compete against 15 of the best Quidditch teams in the country at the inaugural British Quidditch Cup.
The rules of “Muggle Quidditch” don’t stray far from the game detailed in the Harry Potter books. There are 7 players of mixed gender: 3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, a Keeper and a Seeker.
Chasers try to shoot the quaffle (a volleyball) through one of the opponent’s three hoops. » >Read More »
The Men’s football 1s suffered a gutwrenching defeat at the hands of Coventry in the first of the year’s ‘Big One’ events. Supporters, chearleaders, and student media all added to the atmosphere to watch Reading lose on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the last 32 cup match. A full match report will be in the next edition of the newspaper.
Elsewhere in last week’s BUCs fixtures, the Men’s Rugby 1s also suffered a tough defeat, conceding a try in the last minute to condemn them to yet another loss.» >Read More »
Week six of the intramural 11-a-side league saw a whole host of tight fixtures. In League A Wessex Freshers maintained their position at the top of the table, but only after a 1-1 draw against lowly Windsor who snatched a late equaliser. Bulmershe and Badger kept up the pressure on league leaders Wessex with 2-1 and 1-0 wins over Law Society and Sherfield Hall respectively. Mackinder managed to continue their record of not having yet drawn a game by beating Benyon Old Boys 2-1.» >Read More »
Five straight losses had only served to stiffen Reading Hockey 1s’ resolve. A tough regime not unlike SAS basic training had been implemented which saw the Knights training half naked in the aim of preparing themselves for the sub arctic conditions of Sonning Lane. Currently in the relegation zone a lot rested on this Premier division game against Bath.
A few believers had braved the tundra to turn out and support the university’s flagship sports team.» >Read More »