Hallam ultimate started the season with two beginner tournaments, one in Leeds and the other Sheffield. These beginner tournaments are designed to give new players a first insight into Ultimate Frisbee and prepare the experienced teams for the fast approaching Regionals, where we will see fifteen teams competing for a place at Nationals.
Hallam took two beginner teams and one experienced team to both tournaments. In previous years these tournaments concluded with Hallam placed high up the leader board taking either 1st or 2nd place in the beginner division. This year has proved no different.
The normal transport provision to the Sports Park is now in place (from 14 October) and tickets are priced at £3.00 for a return trip. A cheaper ticket is available for £2.50 if purchased with a valid NUS Extra Card. (Sports trials are now completed and throughout this period transport was subsidised at £2 per trip).
Click here for details of the Sports Park transport schedule.
Tickets can be bought from POD4 in the Students’ Union and tickets are then handed to the driver when getting onto the bus. Tickets are not required to return from the Sports Park.
It’s advised to not leave it until the last minute to buy your ticket because buses will leave on time. Multiple tickets can be purchased at the same time, so for example you could buy 3 tickets for a weeks travel to the Sports Park. So to avoid delay and disappointment it’s advised to plan ahead and pre-purchase tickets.
It’s envisaged that many students will use the buses and a specific timetable has been designed to help teams arrive at the Sports Park in good time for training and fixtures.
The 2013/14 Sports committe Handbook is now available to download.
It contains uselful information on:-
Key Contacts, Team Sheffield Hallam, Focus Sports, Active Universities, Recruitment,Membership and Registrations, Calendar/ Key dates, Equal opportunities, Embrace, BUCS, Roles and Responsibilities, Social Media, Team Sheffield Hallam Kit, Sponsorship, Varsity 2013, Sports Ball, Duty of Care, Budgets, Incident Reporting, Sports Committee, Booking Meetings, TSH club development, Welcome Parties and much more.
Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University are developing a long term partnership, whereby the University will take on the future management and maintenance of Woodbourn Road athletics stadium under a long lease from the Council. The Council will also create an athletics development fund to support the sport in future years.
The proposed plan, which will prioritise athletics, is being developed in consultation with local athletics clubs and community groups. It will guarantee community and club access at the site, as a result of Sheffield Hallam University’s commitment to the long-term management and maintenance of the venue. In addition, the Council will back the plan with an athletics development fund to nurture and support new athletes coming into the sport as well as providing a boost for club athletics in the city.
After finishing second in the BUCS League this year our Men’s Volleyball 1st team were chosen to go the European Universities Volleyball Championships in Nicosia, Cyprus. They represented Great Britain at the Championships along with Kings College London Women’s team, after being offered the chance to go when Northumbria (who were first in the league) turned it down. The team make up the majority of the England Junior Squad and are all on the Performance Athletes Support Programme (PASP) here at Sheffield Hallam.
We want to say a massive Well Done to the lads after doing so well in the league and having some great experiences in Cyprus.
For all the match reviews and much more information see Josh, our Sports Officers’ blog
There’s also a load of pictures of the week long Championship on our Facebook page
On Saturday 25th May 2013, Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union once again held its annual Sports Ball at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.
The Sports Ball celebrates and recognises sporting achievement at Sheffield Hallam. This year was the 17th year of the prestigious event which also coincided with the 17th year of the annual Sheffield Varsity competition, which saw Sheffield Hallam University lose out by just two points on being ten years undefeated.
The event signifies the end of the sporting year and the end of an era for those students who will be leaving the university this summer.
This years annual Sports Ball is taking place on Saturday 25th May 2013!
Doors open at 6.15pm, with the main event starting at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale NOW in POD 4 at The HUBS for just £40. Last day of ticket sales will be Wednesday 22nd May. #SHUSportsBall
If your club isn’t subsidising tickets you can buy them straight away. If your club is subsidising tickets you first need to fill in the appropriate forms that are being sent to the club committee and get these signed off BEFORE purchasing tickets.
Each club has had the chance to submit nomination forms for a range of club, team, and individual awards which recognise achievements from the season. A judging panel of Union staff, University staff and Hallam students have decided on the shortlisted nominees. Winners for each award will be announced on the night.
Leeds Metropolitan University hosted the first ever BUCS Big Wednesday on 20th March 2013. The 14 sports consisted of team finals in Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Cricket, Fencing, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby League, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball. Team Sheffield Hallam had great success at BUCS Big Wednesday. Watch the video below to see the Men’s hockey 1sts in action!
Sheffield Hallam University is celebrating its sporting success after second year student Varun Madum won Gold and brought home 50 British University and College Sport (BUCS) points in his first BUCS Snooker Championships last weekend.
Varun who studies Computer Systems and Networking at Sheffield Hallam University put on a fantastic performance at the BUCS Snooker Championships which constitutes one of the three major annual university tournaments and is hotly contested in the Northern Snooker Centre and Excelsior Snooker Club in Leeds.