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Come find out about all the amazing sporting opportunities for our ladies on campus this year ! From rugby to mixed hockey we will be updating this section weekly with all the latest on our wonderful Reading women.

RUBC fly through BUCs indoors

Towards the end of last term on the 23rd November the BUCS rowing calendar kicked off with the BUCS indoor rowing championships.

Students from all across the country, a total of 1600 students, competed by rowing 2km on a rowing machine.

The University of Reading hosted one of the several venues for the event which saw several of the University’s athletes achieve success.

Sam Twine in the men’s heavyweight category came a close second overall in the country with a time of 5.59.8 to the winner’s time of 5.59.0.» >

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Plans underway for new astro pitch and pavilion on UoR Whiteknights Campus

A new Astro Turf pitch will be in place on Whiteknights campus for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The announcement has been met with widespread approval with many of those connected to sport at the University of Reading. Among the delighted parties is Josh Cave, the RUSU Student Engagement Officer. He said: “The new STP is a long awaited win for many of our sports teams. It is also great to see the University and the Student Union continuing to work in partnership.» >

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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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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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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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Badminton and Lacrosse star on even day for Reading Knights

100% win records for Reading Knights’ Badminton and Lacrosse teams were some of the significant highlights from last Wednesday’s BUCs action. It was an even day of results for the Knights as they picked up 13 wins and 13 losses, coupled with two draws and eight matches unplayed.

Badminton Men’s 1s beat Imperial Meds 6-2 away, and the Women’s team won by the same scoreline at home to Holloway. Meanwhile the Men’s 2s beat Surrey away 5-3.» >

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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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