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Football teams go unbeaten in latest BUCs action for Reading Knights

All five of Reading Knights’ football teams in action were unbeaten in their second week of BUCs fixtures. Wins for the Men’s 2s, Men’s 4s, and Women’s 1s were accompanied by battling draws for the Men’s 1s and 3s. With three of those matches taking place on Whiteknights Campus there was plenty to cheer about for the home fans.

The Women’s 1s fixture was away at the University of Arts in Chiswick and a 2-0 victory was their second win by the same scoreline in a row, this time topped off by captain Daisy Rennison’s 25 yard free-kick planted into the top right corner.» >

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An interview with Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee is a committee member for RUSNO, one of Reading University’s biggest societies. They welcome any members, from beginners to pros, and organise the infamous ski tour, and snowball.

“Friends and family got me into my sport, as well as my ski instructor. I’ve been doing snow sports since I was six.

“RUSNO is the one of the biggest societies on campus, has the best socials, the biggest tour, and the cheapest ski holiday you’ll ever go on.”

If you’re yet to be sold on what RUSNO has to offer, Aaron answered enthusiastically when asked what in particular there is to look forward to this year,

“Tour!» >

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Mixed results for Reading as Women’s Football start well

The first week of BUCs action for most of Reading University’s sports team was a mixed affair. With only the Rugby Union teams in action last week, it was an opportunity for the ‘Reading Knights’ to get their seasons up and running, and some teams fared better than others.

There was a good start for the Women’s Football 1s as they dominated their game against UCL (RUMS) to run out 2-0 winners.» >

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Non-league society proves a success at nearby university

A non-league society has been set-up at Oxford Brookes, as football fanatics have turned their passion for attending games into an organised venture.

The idea was coined after a Bath City vs Basingstoke match last year, where a couple of non-league enthusiasts had been on a ‘dirt-cheap’ day out.

Suggestions were discussed at length for the society before being finally formed, with at least one official event per month taking place and being advertised across social media.» >

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RURFC raring to go ahead of new season

Last season, RURFC had in general an extremely successful time on the pitch, from the 1st XV remaining in Premier South B to the 4th XV being promoted to South Eastern 5A. With a new season just over the horizon, there are high hopes that this success will be duplicated once again.

Every year there comes a time to must say farewell to old friends that have been made from the club over the last season or two.» >

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Spark* Sport: An Introduction

Starting from this autumn, the Spark* newspaper sports section will be featuring its most diverse collection of articles and reporting yet. All the main university-related sports stories will be covered, as will all the key results and highlights from Reading Uni’s teams in the BUCs competitions.

Continuing on from previous years will be coverage of Reading FC’s home games in the Championship, with Spark* sending reporters as press representatives to games at the Madejski stadium.» >

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