• Sunderland are out of the Northern Challenge Cup after second round defeat.

    Lack of players force badminton sides out of BUCS action

    November 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Two University of Sunderland badminton teams have been withdrawn from BUCS competitions due to a lack of players. Having struggled to field teams for previous fixtures, the men’s second team and the women’s first team have fallen foul of a decrease in students keen to play the sport, with the majority […]

  • Rodham is optimistic despite struggling for players this season.

    Cup glory is a ‘possibility’ says badminton president

    October 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    City Space will host the Northern Conference Cup clash between the University of Sunderland badminton men’s 1st and Huddersfield on Wednesday. Following two consecutive heavy defeats, the Wearsiders will be looking for not only their first victory of the season, but also their first set point. However when the sides previously met, […]

  • The university badminton side has struggled to field a team this season.

    Mens badminton president calls for a instant response following tough first match

    October 17, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Following the University of Sunderland’s mens badminton defeat last week, president and captain Elliot Rodham spoke of his disappointment of a lack of players. It was not exactly the start to the season that Rodham had hoped for, preparation for the up-coming season has not flown smoothly with only two […]

  • Derby day despair for Sunderland badminton duo

    Derby day despair for Sunderland badminton duo

    October 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      University of Sunderland men’s badminton side suffered an agonising defeat as they were thrashed 4-0 at Newcastle University on Wednesday. With three players pulling out last minute, president and team captain Elliot Rodham had only himself and Jin Yap to call upon in this derby clash. The void left by […]

  • The badminton teams struggled at COTM having fielded a host of new players.

    New-look Sunderland badminton men fully focused on league opener

    October 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    University of Sunderland’s men’s badminton 1sts are keen to start the BUCS league campaign with a victory as they travel to neighbours Newcastle tomorrow afternoon. The Wearsiders will be looking to avenge the opponents who defeated them on the final day of last season 6-3. A newly assembled Sunderland side […]

  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

  • The badminton teams struggled at COTM having fielded a host of new players.

    Inexperienced men’s badminton side suffers at the hands of York St John

    October 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    It was an unfortunate start for the men’s badminton season as they fell 8-0 in both the 1st and 2nd teams at Clash of the Minsters on Wednesday. The annual event between University of Sunderland and York St John’s University featured both singles and doubles matches throughout the day. The team […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • GB Badminton have had funds cut ahead of the 2020 olympic games in Tokyo.

    Sunderland Badminton 2nds endure forgettable February

    March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    February was a month to forget for the University of Sunderland men’s Badminton team in the BUCS Northern 5B division, as three losses in three games leaves Peter Walton’s side in seventh place, only one position above bottom placed Teesside. Walton had previously made clear his concerns that his side were sometimes […]

  • GB Badminton have had funds cut ahead of the 2020 olympic games in Tokyo.

    Sunderland held by bottom-placed Teesside

    February 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Badminton 1sts search for three points continues as they drew 4-4 with bottom-side Teesside 1sts. Confidence was low going into the clash with their varsity rivals after their 6-2 defeat to Sheffield Hallam 2nds the previous Wednesday extinguished any promotion aspirations from the Northern League 3B. […]