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An interview with Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell is a the president of the University of Reading Korfball Club.

Korfball can best be compared as similar to sports such as Basketball and Netball and is a rare mixed gender sport. Jack joined the Korfball club as a fresher looking to try something new.

“I joined Korfball because I wanted to try something new at uni. I looked for the more obscure things at freshers fayre and ended up signing up for Korfball!» >

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Best week of season so far for Knights

Wednesday’s accumulation of 16 wins, and also 2 draws and 13 losses, was the best win percentage for Reading Knights so far this season in BUCs competition.

The Men’s lacrosse side continued their record of winning every game since a loss on the first day of the season with a 16-2 thrashing of Brighton, whilst the Women’s team also won, beating Brunel 10-6.

The Women’s hockey 1s had a particularly impressive day as they beat Chichester 5-1, whilst the Ladies volleyball victory over Surrey was another highlight.» >

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Scouting For Goals left scouting for points in 5-a-side league

With the Campus Sports 5-a-side league three games old it is clear to see who the stand-out performers in League One are; Badger FC. After finishing second in last season’s League, Badger are looking to go one better this year, and following three wins in which they scored 28 goals, they look well on their way to achieving this feat.

Other teams who have made impressive starts are the superbly named ‘Murder on Zidane’s Floor FC’ and ‘Fifty Shades of O’Shea FC’.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 4

Bulmershe and Wessex Freshers continue to lead the way in Division A having both won again at the weekend. Bulmershe put in arguably their most impressive performance so far this season with an 11-1 win over Windsor Hall, showcasing their passing philosophy they ran wild with both Connor Wray and Morgan Hicks scoring brace’s and Yousef Abkari notching four. Daniel Reece also accomplished the rare feat of scoring direct from a corner.» >

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Rainy BUCs day sees first cup action for Knights teams

A wet Wednesday afternoon set the scene for the most recent round of BUCs fixtures, as the Men’s Rugby Union 3s kept up their 100% record this season with a win against the LSE 2s.

Reading had beaten LSE 65-0 only two weeks before, but as the teans lined up it was clear this time around that the opposition was made-up of many new faces. The team knew they were in for a different experience, and a much harder game, and it proved to be so.» >

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Reading FC’s promotion charge slowed

“On their day, anyone can beat anyone in the Championship.” Every fan has muttered these words in reference to the second tier of English football, and one look at this weekend’s results, particularly the score line from Hillsborough, confirms just how unpredictable and exciting the division is.

It was Reading’s turn to be on the receiving end of the Championship’s shock result as they suffered a humiliating 5-2 away defeat at the hands of previously winless Sheffield Wednesday.» >

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London Irish hope for boost from new signing

London Irish will hope that their shock signing of Australian International James O’Connor will help stimulate their stuttering start to the season.

The 23-year-old, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, has played 44 Tests for the Wallabies.

The significance of this signing cannot be underestimated.  For a mere 23 year old, O’ Connor has a wealth of experience at the very highest level, and is widely considered one of the most exciting and talented backs in world rugby.» >

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Athletics season off the mark

The first round of the LCL cross country league was as always held at Parliament Hill, in London. Reading University Athletics Club had two strong teams which were a mixture of freshers and those who had been around the parks of London many times. The women ran one lap of a 2.5mile course, whereas the men had to endure two in a 5mile race.

The mens team placed well with the top 5 all in the top 60.» >

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