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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 2

As the rest of the country became fixated on the worst storm to hit our shores in a decade this weekend, Reading’s footballers had bigger things on their minds; the second round of Campus Sport 11-a-side league fixtures. Following last weekend’s goal fest, games across all three divisions were noticeably tighter and this was evident in Division B’s stand out fixture, where the Geography Society faced the league’s top scorers Greek-Cypriot FC.» >

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Reading University storm through National Championships

Since 1st September Reading University Boat Club (RUBC) have been back in training preparing the athletes for the very competitive season to come. The 2013 season will see Reading sending 12 athletes to trial for the GB rowing squad. The first stage of the trials took place at the National Championships last weekend at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham.

The competition was tough, with several London Olympic veterans competing to be national champions.» >

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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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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up

Saturday the 19th October saw the first fixtures of the Sports Park’s Campus Sport 11-a-side league take place. Division A debutants Badger FC got off to a respectable start, overcoming Benyon Athletic Old Boys 2-1 in a tight encounter. Lone striker Rob Bryan-Smith played a pivotal role in the victory, scoring the first goal from a Jack Leafe cross. He then caused a communication breakdown in the Benyon defence, resulting in a defender heading an audacious through ball from Ellis Lawson past his own keeper and into the net.» >

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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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Reading go top of Premier B South with last gasp penalty

Reading 1st XV made it two wins from two thanks to a last minute penalty from scrum half Max Edmonton to top Premier B South in a tight affair against Cardiff 2’s. Cardiff travelled to Berkshire looking to make amends for a narrow defeat to St Mary’s the week before, whilst Reading were aiming for back to back victories following their historic win away at Hartpury last Wednesday.

Despite horrific conditions throughout the morning, the skies cleared over Whiteknights as Reading kicked off with the wind behind their backs.» >

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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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Congratulations to England

An entire nation of football fans breathed an enormous sigh of relief when the final whistle went at the end of a special night at Wembley. England boss Roy Hodgson admitted to suffering from pre-match nerves in the build-up to his side’s encounter with an awkward Poland team, as the possibility of qualification loomed. As we know, England were incorrigible and superfluous, winning two-nil. It gives us cause to reflect on a campaign that began in September 2012 away to Moldova and culminated this week.» >

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