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Blog: Jono Jones takes third consecutive BUCS Downhill title

This weekend in Scotland, University of Nottingham student Jono Jones made history in the university Downhill Mountain Biking championships, winning his third consecutive British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) event. In a guest blog, he tells us how it all unfolded! By Jono Jones – University of Nottingham Sports Scholar After a brief trip to …

Guest blog: UoN Lifesaving Club maintain strong 3rd in BULSCA league

Guest blogger: Alex Collard, Club coach for the UoN Lifesaving Club UoN Lifesaving Club’s BULSCA Competition For those of you who still react incredulously when informed that Lifesaving is an actual sport, and a rather popular one at that, you may further be surprised to learn that 22 teams came up to our humble multi-million-pound …

Guest blog: UoN Polo take gold at Winter Nationals

Guest blogger: Lucy Cox, Publicity Officer for UoN Polo Club UoN Polo: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2017 Every year, UoN Polo heads over to Rugby Polo Club to compete at the SUPA (Schools and Universities Polo Association) Winter Arena National Championships. As there is no BUCS polo, we compete under SUPA tournaments against every other university polo …

From novices to European Champions in three years…

This summer saw gold medal success for our University of Nottingham Boat Club, with students Jessica Eastwood, Eleanor Ball, Amber Hickson and Freya George powering across the water in the Women’s 4 at the European University Games held in Croatia. Three of the team had never even tried sweep rowing before coming to Nottingham and learning …

Tri Campus Games 2016: the results are in…

By Hannah Webber Back in early June, 180 students from Nottingham, China and Malaysia  came together under the heat of the Malaysian sun to compete over four days and eight sports for the Tri Campus crown. A few weeks down the line and all of the University of Nottingham students have had time to digest …

UoN win record fifth straight Varsity series

By Sebastian Chmielinski The University of Nottingham claimed bragging rights for the fifth year in a row after beating Nottingham Trent University 13-8 in the 2016 Varsity Series. Having first begun in 2003, the Series is the most hotly anticipated sporting event every year, and 2016 did not disappoint. With more sell-out crowds, international stadiums, …

UoN Athletics round-up: BUCS Outdoor Championships 2016

By Ailsa Malcolm and Nick Lawrence The British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoors Championships 2016, which took place on from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May at the Bedford International Stadium was great end to the year for UoN Athletics. The day was filled with great performances all round, amazing support and lovely weather. The event saw one …

BDLA Student Sports Leader of the Year nomination – Emily Watts

Leadership is one of the key elements that creates a successful sports team. British Colleges University Sports (BUCS) in partnership with Deloitte established the BDLA (BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy) in 2013, in order to inspire and develop those essential leadership skills of students involved in sport at university. Since its launch three years ago, over 650 students have been through the academy, …

11 medals for UoN at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu University league

By Catherine Bastin On Saturday 12 March, the University of Nottingham held the long anticipated, first annual Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UKBJJA University league. The day was a huge success, with 24 different Universities taking part, 80 competitors and 350 fights, there was plenty of action throughout the day. 12 students from the University of Nottingham Brazilian Jiu Jitsu …

Five Golds, six Silvers: big wins at BUCS Big Wednesday

University of Nottingham Sport finished the 2015/6 BUCS season in phenomenal style in Sheffield by winning five of their final day matches at the BUCS Big Wednesday event! On Wednesday 16 march, five of our Championship and six of our Trophy teams travelled to Sheffield for the 2016 BUCS Big Wednesday event. We were in good …