For the first time in a decade, Sheffield Hallam University ended Varsity without the title of champions. The overall score was extremely close ending in only a two point lead to the University of Sheffield; 36.5-34.5.
The highly anticipated Finals Day was full of action and saw Hallam fight valiantly to reduce the seven and a half point gap which existed at the start of the day. A massive congratulations to all of Team Sheffield Hallam who have competed in each event over the last few months and thankyou to everyone who has shown their support for the teams.
Click here to read a full match report from the men’s football final where Hallam won 1-0.
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Members of the Climbing Club have made an excellent start to the Northern Universities Bouldering League this year!
The team, comprising of: Jake Haddock, Ashley Wolsey-Herd, Tom Green, Richard Morley, Alex Stirling, Harry Chaplin, Adam Jennings, Callum Hegarty, Ben Search, Jim Green, Andrew Lawe, David Price, Charlotte Garden, Emma Hanna, Eunice Tan, Joe Holden, Andrew Lawe, Jacob Terry and Hayley Lightfoot won the overall team event at each of the first two events held in Liverpool and Leeds respectively.
With two rounds to go, and the BUCS Bouldering Championships set to take place in Sheffield this February the team are rightly feeling full of confidence. Club Chairman, Alex Stirling said “…obviously we smashed it again” after recording another convincing win in Leeds.
The remaining rounds of the NUBS are to be held in Manchester on Dec 5th and Sheffield’s own Climbing Works on February 6th. Why not head down and support the team?!
Team Sheffield Hallam’s Ultimate Frisbee squad competed against the best teams in the Northern and Midlands Regions at the Sheffield Beginners Tournament last weekend. They outperformed their expectations and posted some brilliant results. The two ‘Beginners’ teams finished 2nd and 5th respectively, beating more established teams such as Sheffield University, Leeds, Cardiff and Warwick.
The ‘Experienced’ team finished 7th from 12 entrants with hard fought victories over Hull, Birmingham and Bradford. With an overall rank of second in the Northern region, the club are nicely placed to qualify for the Nationals competition starting on the 27th October at Ponds Forge International Sport Centre.
The weekend also brought success for the women’s squad who competed in the Nottingham Beginners Tournament. The side contained many new and inexperienced members, and although they weren’t competing for the top spots in the competition they were delighted to be presented with the ‘Sprit award’ for outstanding sportsmanship for the first time in the club’s history. Club secretary, Kat Cheng said; “we had so many first year girls, who were all eager to get on the pitch! We ran hard, fought for every disc, and practised what we had learnt in training”.
Sheffield Hallam University student Alex Gardner achieved a Bronze medal at the FISU World University Karate Championships, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
A record 47 countries entered the Championships, which took place over three days from the 13th – 15th July 2012.
Alex and was part of the first Male Senior Kata team from Britain to win a medal at world level, which is a great achievement, and we would like to wish him the best of luck for any future competitions.
Ben Slingsby (blue no. 10) making the golden goal against Warwick Bs in the Reed League final
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!
We have recently had three Sheffield Hallam University teams in three different finals.
Firstly, our Men’s Rugby League team took on Glamorgan in the BUCS Shield final at St Mary’s school, on Thursday 15th March, where they were came away as BUCS Shield winners with a score of 38 – 14.
Secondly, our men’s futsal club took to the courts at EIS in the Futsal finals, on Wednesday 21st March, where they came up against some strong universities. The team put in a strong effort and came away 5th in the group after a great performance.
Thirdly, our men’s squash program travelled to Lancaster University on Wednesday 21st March, to take on Manchester Met in the Northern Conference Cup final. After a great season of 10 games with 9 wins this final was well deserved after beating some strong teams in the run up to this game. After a good game Team Sheffield Hallam came away winners with 4 games to 1 to make them the Northern Conference Cup winners.
Well done to everyone involved in those events and congratulations on your success.