June 11, 2019, by International students
Sport at the University of Nottingham
By current student, Shrivats Bagaria
My experience at the University of Nottingham has been impeccable. Along with studies, I focused on taking advantage of the sports facilities. The university has a £40 million sports village, David Ross Sports Village. It provides students and faculty members with the opportunity to take advantage of the world class facilities.
In September last year, I got selected to the Squash Team. Not only the facilities, but the support staff and the level of professionalism is also very high. Our coach, Mr. Rich O’Connor, who played professional squash for England, has had over almost five decades of experience and has contributed immensely to the spectacular performances of all our teams in various competitions. I’ve had the opportunity to train with people who have represented their countries in Squash. The likes of former World number 1 Nick Matthew and World number 16 Declan James have played for the university as well in the Premier Squash League. Not just squash, the university has been a place for several Olympians as well. I feel lucky to have been part of the team which has helped me evolved as a player and person.
Nottingham itself is a fantastic city to witness sport. It has around 35 million spectators visiting every year for national and international events. The city has had several memorable cricket matches at its Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium. With the Cricket World Cup around, the Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium will be holding four World Cup matches along with the highly anticipated match of India VS New Zealand. The match between Australia VS West Indies held few days back gave fans a chance to catch their favourite players in action.
The University had the honour to host the Australian Cricket team at the David Ross Sports village, a £40 million sports complex last week. The entire Australian Cricket team spent few hours training at the High performance zone in preparation for their match against West Indies.