- What's On?
- Your Union
- Fun, Food & Drink
- Get Involved
- Student Life
Hallam Open Team started amazingly well scoring 12-0 in their very first match against Reading. Hallam Open lost only once on the first day to Bristol, who they later played again to take the win in a tense match up. At the end of day one the team captained by Steve Hickson were guaranteed 6th and looked very promising for a medal but heartbreakingly lost to Durham 3-2 at the start of day two. It was then a case of playing for 5th, which was achieved beating Dundee 6-2 with Ross Montgomery of Team GB helping the team take the win with some expertly delivered goals and blistering pace on the water. The Open Team brought home BUCS points for Hallam and placed the highest yet in BUCS Polo.
Hallam Ladies captained by Louise Clutton, who also played on the Open Team, did tremendously well earning them the highest BUCS placing to date. The ladies won their last match 4-1 against Lancaster taking them to 11th place overall. Amy Brentnall scored two of the goals in the final match, herself and another of the five players having only taken up the sport this year.
Most excitingly of all Hallam Canoe entered their first ever B Team into the Reed League and went all the way to the final. The final match of the weekend for Hallam proved to be a nail-bitter with Hallam Bs and Warwick Bs drawing 1-1 at full time, causing the game to go into extra time with next-goal-wins. Raising the tension again the game ticked over into a second half of extra time with Ben Slingsby finally making the fateful goal and bringing home a trophy for their undefeated tournament.
Very well done to all players involved, thank you for all the support from club members not playing during the weekend and to Tom Gibson for photographing all the matches. Let’s hope we continue on our progress streak next year!