University sport

  • Mildred Christianne claims she would “love to captain” netball 2nds again

    Mildred Christianne claims she would “love to captain” netball 2nds again

    May 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

    University of Sunderland netball 2nds captain, Mildred Christianne, wants to lead her side again next campaign, after they finished the season six points ahead of the relegation zone. Despite a disappointing end to their season following four consecutive defeats, Christianne wants to retain her armband. She said: “Next year, with more commitment […]

  • University Golf Captain Josh Carr “chuffed” to be nominated for award

    University Golf Captain Josh Carr “chuffed” to be nominated for award

    May 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    http://” Josh Carr expressed his delight at the golf team being nominated for “most improved award”, stating it is a far cry from when they had “two golfers, and two lads from the American Football team who had never hit a golf ball before.” “I’m chuffed that golf have been […]

  • The initial fixture against Liverpool was postponed.

    Season Review – University of Sunderland golfers finish second bottom

    May 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    The University of Sunderland golfers finished their Northern 2B League campaign second bottom of the table, avoiding relegation by two points. Sunderland have only been able to muster up one win from their five games in the second half the season, with fielding a full team still being a struggle. […]

  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Sunderland cricket team beaten by Silksworth in pre-season friendly

    April 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    University of Sunderland lost to Silksworth cricket club by 44 runs in a friendly as both sides began preparations for the start of their respective campaigns next week. Lewis Aiken top scored with 34 for Sunderland, with Ben Sims hitting a respectable knock of 22. Daniel Kirtley and David Nunn both […]

  • American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    March 29, 2017 at 8:15 am

    University of Sunderland’s American football head coach Pete Nichol has called his side’s season an “okay” one.  Nichol is also looking ahead to making some strong recruitment in a bid to challenge for the BUCS 1A North division title next term. Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference ahead of […]

  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Lewis Aiken impressed by University cricket’s Varsity victory over Teesside

    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland cricket captain Lewis Aiken was impressed with his team’s “overall excellent performance” after they comfortably beat Teesside University in their Varsity tie on Wednesday. Lewis admitted feeling confident his team would come away with a win before the game: “As Varsity came around again I was very confident with the […]

  • Netball 2nds team, captain Mildred Lee (third from left)

    Netball 2nds suffer unfortunate defeat against Varsity rivals Teesside

    March 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

    University of Sunderland netball 2nds missed the chance to make it three victories against local rivals Teesside this season, losing 39-31 at Varsity. Sunderland narrowly trailed by one point at the end of the first quarter, with the score at 7-6 to the home side. But Teesside capitalised their lead making the […]

  • Sunderland struggle against strong Teesside team

    Netball 3rds record a disappointing defeat at Varsity

    March 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    University of Sunderland’s netball 3rds suffered a heavy defeat against varsity rivals Teesside, after being beaten 34-12. The home side dominated the first quarter and scored 11 goals in response to Sunderland’s two points on the scoreboard. Sunderland managed to score seven goals in the second quarter and narrowed the […]

  • Sunderland Stars squad, president Natalie Gray (back row, fifth from right)

    Sunderland Stars narrowly miss out on a Varsity victory over Teesside Wildcats

    March 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    University of Sunderland’s cheerleaders missed out on taking the Varsity crown after losing out to Teesside Wildcats by 3.4 points. Both teams produced fantastic routines that demonstrated both dance and acrobatic ability. Routines were scored out of 80, with Stars scoring 71.9 and Wildcats carding 75.3. The home side snatched […]