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Blog 3: UoN Table Tennis Grafting in China

By Liam McTiernan. As the weekend approached so did the matches between the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Table Tennis College youth players. On Saturday it was time to put our training into some match play situations and each UoN player played 7 matches against some of the players in Shanghai. The day got …

Blog 2: Training Commences for UoN Table Tennis

By Liam McTiernan. Training has begun for the University of Nottingham Table Tennis Team. With the humidity and temperature high in China training is tough and all the players have had to adapt. The standard of Chinese opponents is high with many having played 6 hours a day from the age of 7 or 8. …

Blog 1: Table Tennis Touch Down in China

By Liam McTiernan. University of Nottingham Table Tennis Team are lucky enough to be spending the next 10 days at the Chinese Table Tennis College for the pre-season training camp. The players who are fortunate enough to go include Liam McTiernan, Yolanda King, Adam Harrison, Emma Ludlow, Gabriel Achampong and Paul McCreery. The players are …

Yolanda King

In our run up to Summer Open Day’s 2015 University of Nottingham (UoN) Sport athletes have compiled a number of blog posts from students who have been a part of UoN Sport. Below is a post from Sports Scholar and incoming Table Tennis President Yolanda King who will be returning from Geneva after taking part …

Mental Health recognised as a priority for higher education sport with the launch of a new training programme

From Summer 2015, higher education institutions will have access to a new training programme which aims to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of the HE sports community in the area of mental health and wellbeing. Student Minds (the UK’s student mental health charity), BUCS – British Universities & Colleges Sport, (the governing body for …

BUCS Big Wednesday 2015: A sliver away from victory for Men’s Lacrosse

Our final event of the day was the Men’s Lacrosse Championship Cup final between Nottingham 1st, squaring off against the team who denied them premier league victory this season – Durham 1st. This was the third meeting for these two teams this season, and with Durham victors on both occasions they were arguably favourites going …

BUCS Big Wednesday 2015: UoN Men’s Hockey’s first BUCS gold for 50 years

In one of our most highly anticipated finals of the season, University of Nottingham Men’s Hockey 1st team took on Loughborough University Men’s Hockey 1st away at Loughborough in front of over 1,000 spectators, half of which we are proud to say were UoN supporters, the self-proclaimed ‘Green tidal wave’ ready to cheer us to …

BUCS Big Wednesday 2015: Dream double for University of Nottingham Table Tennis

University history was made for the Nottingham this week when our Men’s and Women’s table tennis teams both won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championship team title, as part of the ‘Big Wednesday‘ day of cup final matches at the Loughborough University sports facilities throughout March 25. In a scintillating afternoon of …

BUCS Big Wednesday 2015: University of Nottingham Fencing put Exeter to the sword

University of Nottingham Fencing Women’s 1st team put in an outstanding team performance to beat Exeter University in the final of the Trophy Cup competition, one of Nottingham’s four cup final wins as part of ‘Big Wednesday‘, the highlight of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) 2014/15 season. Held at Loughborough University ‘s sports facilities …

All that glitters is Green and Gold!

4 out of 5 golds for University of Nottingham Sport at BUCS Big Wednesday 2015! The University of Nottingham capped off a successful season in outstanding style yesterday at Loughborough Sport Park by winning 4 out their 5 finals at the BUCS Big Wednesday event. Currently sitting at third place in the BUCS table, Nottingham wanted …