Funding cuts affecting university sport

Universities have faced massive funding cuts to UK sports initiatives over the past four years. Many universities have faced funding cuts throughout the year with the government’s aim focusing more on participation as oppose to competition. Table tennis is an example of a sport which is facing funding problems at Solent University with the team struggling in the BUCS Western 1A league this year due the absence … Continue reading Funding cuts affecting university sport

The Boxing World – A Round-Up

After the spectacle that was Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko back in April, fans were treated to another big match bout in Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam. Coming into the fight both boxer’s records were far from embarrassing, with Joshua sitting on a nice 19-0 100 KO win record and Takam’s is not too shabby either with a 35-3 win-to-loss ratio. However, it will come … Continue reading The Boxing World – A Round-Up

Southampton snowboarder lands a world-first 1800 quadruple cork

Southampton Snowboarder Billy Morgan has become the first person to land the 1800 quadruple cork trick which features four off-axis flips and five full rotations – one full flip and half a rotation more than the previous record holder, Yuki Kadano who landed a triple cork 1620 at March’s US Open Slopestyle event. Continue reading Southampton snowboarder lands a world-first 1800 quadruple cork

Southampton club is UK’s best quidditch team

A Southampton-based quidditch club has become the best team in the UK after winning the British Quidditch Cup. Southampton Quidditch Club competed against seven other teams at the finals tournament, which was held in Nottingham earlier this month. They defeated defending champions the Radcliffe Chimeras 120-90 in the final to lift the cup, after earlier seeing themselves past the London Unspeakables (who they beat 290-10) and … Continue reading Southampton club is UK’s best quidditch team

England can learn from Ireland’s fielding

Ireland chased their way to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in Durban, with 25 balls to spare. Ed Sawyer reports.

Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89) put on 154 for the 5th(check) wicket, leaving Windies to post 304-7.

Paul Sterling (92) and Ed Joyce (84) shared a hundred partnership for Ireland before O’Brien’s 79 pushed the Irish over the line in the 46th over.

England must now aim to mirror Ireland’s effort and discipline in the field.

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