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An interview with Hugo Sheehan

Hugo Sheehan is the social secretary of the tennis club, and has agreed to share some of his experiences and opinions on the club, sport, and university life in general.

“It is a desire to stay healthy and push myself that has got me into tennis.

“It’s a sport that caters for all abilities and tennis is a sport that you’ll be able to play through nearly all your life.”

Specifically concerning Reading University Tennis Club, Hugo has detailed some exciting things to look forward to this year, as well as good memories and experiences so far,

“This year one of the main things to look forward to is the club’s tour to Brighton.» >

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Men’s Lacrosse team back to winning ways

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.» >

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Sports Personality of the Year 2013

It’s that time of year again; Sports Personality is on the horizon. Its an award that sportspeople really do appreciate because it is voted for by the public. The personality of the person is still important and if anyone showed that it was Bradley Wiggins last year. Cycling is a minority sport still in the UK but his cheeky chappy attitude was a big factor in that success. Not many have a personality like Wiggins, but all the contenders have as good a sporting appetite.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 7

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.» >

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Reading compete at first ever British Quidditch Cup

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. » >

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Reading lose Big One in round of cup matches

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.» >

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An interview with Ed Jones

The Reading University Rugby Club is one of the largest and most influential teams on campus. Steeped in tradition and values that maybe earn it an unfair reputation amongst the student population. Ed Jones, now in his 3rd year of a Pharmacy degree, is the Community Rep and winger for the 3s team. Ed has kindly agreed to shed some light on the club and his experience over the past 3 years.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 6

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.» >

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