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.» >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. Beaters throw bludgers (dodgeballs) at their opponents to break up attacks by sending them back to their 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 »
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.» >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 »
The Geography Society continue to lead the way in Division B and overcame a tough challenge at the weekend, defeating Wessex Old Boys 3-2. The Geographers remain the only unbeaten team in Division B and the goals of Matt Maynard have certainly played their part in maintaining this record; he added another couple at the weekend to take his tally to nine for the season. The Greek-Cypriot’s stay second following a tight 2-1 win over Benyon with Christos Ioannou scoring a brace.» >Read More »