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
I’m not a big fan of sports. Football? No thank you. Tennis? Have you seen my hand-eye coordination? Gymnastics? You’ve got to be kidding. In all honesty, I am at heart quite a lazy person. So how on earth did I end up getting into a sport as resilient, challenging and scary as rock climbing? I’ve been climbing on and off for seven years now, … Continue reading Sport: Why do I climb?
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
British Independent Wrestling has never felt as important as it does right now.
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
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
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.