Written by Rory Nicklin
Team Sheffield Hallam could be in for one of their most successful BUC’s campaigns for almost a decade, as they currently sit in 17th place overall.
On Wednesday the 26th of March Sheffield Hallam once more became the kings of British University volleyball, when the men’s first team produced one of their greatest performances, beating bitter rivals and reigning champions Northumbria University in a breath-taking five set epic.
“The last two years we’ve lost to them 11 or 12 times” Alex Jenkins, Hallam volleyball captain said after the match. “It means everything, we’ve been training hard all year round and to finally beat them in the final is just unbelievable”.
Earlier in the day, the women’s water-polo team were crowded queens of the pool after winning all three of their round robin matches, overcoming Cardiff University in their final game 10-4.
The men’s lacrosse team made it three out of three wins when they beat Cardiff 18-4 in the BUC’s trophy final, adding to their league title. The team will now hope to regain promotion back to the Northern Premier division, when they take on either Nottingham Trent or St. Andrews University in the play-off finals in April.
Read the full story by Rory Nicklin SHULifeSport here.
The University of Sheffield claimed their first ever Varsity boxing title over Sheffield Hallam at the Octagon on Saturday taking a three point lead overall in the Varsity competition.
Read full match report by SHULifeSport here.
Last night saw the latest instalment of the Sheffield Varsity 2014 fixtures – tenpin bowling. For the first time in years we saw the Sheffield Hallam University tenpin bowling team compete against the University of Sheffield tenpin bowling team for that all important Varsity point.
All those following the action live from firth Park or through @SheffVarsity saw the two universities level pegging after the first two games. However despite a valiant display from Team Sheffield Hallam the University of Sheffield won the next four games resulting in an end score of 30v11 to the University of Sheffield.
The University of Sheffield now lead 4v2 in the race for the Varsity 2014 trophy, however it is far from over! There is a massive point up for grabs in Saturday’s boxing match at the Octagon, so make sure you get your tickets today, sing loud and sing proud! Hallam ’til I die!
For all of your Varsity news and updates follow @SheffVarsity or go to www.varsitysheffield.com
In June 2013 SHU was granted the status of ‘Wheelchair Basketball HE Regional Centre (Yorkshire and Humberside)’ – one of only 8 institutions across the country to be awarded this accolade. Since then, we have incorporated Wheelchair Basketball as part of our Active Universities (Social Sport) programme, and have seen regular attendance at a weekly disability sport session for the first time at SHU. These sessions have been delivered in partnership with the Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball team, and are supported by 2 SDC students (Jacob Weeks & Samantha Tallentire) in the position of Higher Education Wheelchair Basketball Officer.
These sessions have allowed SHU to develop a base of regular participants, and subsequently our first ever competitive Wheelchair Basketball team – who in turn competed at the inaugural National University Championships held at the University of Worcester Arena on Sunday March 2nd 2014. This team achieved a bronze medal in this competition – a fantastic achievement I am sure you will agree! The eventual winners, University of Worcester, included many Team GB athletes in their squad – so competition was certainly healthy and our team have done the University proud. Please check out photos from the event here by clicking the link HERE. If you are interested in giving Wheelchair Basketball a try, then why not attend one of our weekly sessions on Wednesday 6:15pm – 7:45pm at Pearson Sports Hall.
Get Active Week may be over but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop! Why not set yourself a challenge. On Sunday 6th April 2014 is the Sheffield Half Marathon . This gives you plenty of training time! With a Hallam Active membership, you automatically receive free personal training, why not use this as a way to help you train? Call 0114 225 2449 for more information. If you don’t think you’d make it through a half marathon then why not start small and take part in the 3K Fun Run instead? This takes place on the same day as the half marathon. Its fancy dress with a £100 cash prize for the best costume!
If you would like to enter into the half marathon, you must download and complete the half marathon or fun run entry form below as appropriate. The deadline for entry into both races is the 25th March. There is an entry limit of 8,000 runners for the fun run so make sure to get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! There is also a sponsorship form below for you to download.
Half Marathon Entry Form 2014
Fun Run Entry Form 2014
2014 Sponsorship Form
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Don’t miss out on this sporting spectacular! For the first time ever the Varsity finals will be Ice Hockey, played at the Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday 2nd April. Come along and support Team Sheffield Hallam as they battle it out against the University of Sheffield for the Varsity trophy!
Tickets on sale now in Pod 4!
Sunday 23rd March 2014
10.30am start at the University of Sheffield’s Arts Tower
Back for its third year, the Sheffield Varsity 10k has a new route – starting and finishing at the University of Sheffield’s 21 storey Arts Tower. The three lap route will take you through two of Sheffield’s most scenic parks, Western Park and Crookes Valley Park. Runners then tackle the short but steep Harcourt Road hill before looping around back to the Arts Tower. Students, staff and alumni of both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield will go head to head over the 10km route. The current score is 1 – 1, who will be victorious in 2014? As always non-University runners are very welcome and all runners will be chip-timed and receive a free t-shirt. Get your trainers on, raise money for a fantastic Sheffield charity and make sure that your University wins!!
£18 per runner
£16 for UKA Affiliated runners
From General Sports
University Volleyball Clubs amalgamate with Sheffield VC to form the City of Sheffield Volleyball Club
After nearly a year and a half of negotiations representatives from the city’s three volleyball clubs, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield University and Sheffield met on Friday to sign a service level agreement that amalgamated the three existing clubs to form a new club to be known as the City of Sheffield Volleyball Club