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We don’t care which team you play for

Sportsmen and women across Nottingham will be lacing up their boots with rainbow laces to show their support for the Stonewall UK campaign of the same name, aimed at fighting homophobia in sport. The University of Nottingham recently presented pairs of rainbow laces to players at Nottingham Forest Ladies Football Club as well as its …

BUCS Christmas review 2014: how have our clubs fared so far this season?

The BUCS season has hit the halfway mark and moves into 2015 with a number of our clubs in contention for league and cup honours. So, as we enter the Spring phase, here’s a run down of our clubs’ performances so far. Badminton Season so far: Badminton have enjoyed a positive start to the 2014/15 season and …

BUCS round-up 3 December 2014

Nottingham’s sound BUCS form continued in week eight thanks to another set of impressive performances across the board. With only a handful of fixtures next week, 31 wins and a win-rate of 48% meant that a number of clubs head into the Christmas break sitting top of the league. Highfields was a hive of activity …

BUCS round-up 19 November 2014

Nottingham were pushed to the limit this week in what proved to be the most testing Wednesday of the BUCS season. However, there were still a number of notable displays from the 23 wins. Ladies’ Badminton continued their good form from last time out by convincingly beating Durham 1st 7-1 at Sutton Bonington. The men’s …

BUCS round-up 12 November 2014

Eight University teams kept their Conference Cup runs alive this week by booking last sixteen slots. Whilst the strike rate was slightly down on last week’s 56%, the 23 wins provided many more impressive displays than the figures suggest. It was an afternoon to remember for Ladies’ Badminton 1st who defied the odds to defeat …

I must be mad to watch this lot!

As England’s chances of advancing beyond the World Cup group stages hang by an ever diminishing thread, Alan Pringle discusses just why we put ourselves through the pain of supporting our national teams. In recent years, Alan’s research has focused on how football can be used as a vehicle for mental health promotion and interventions. I have …