BUCS Nationals

  • York St John beat Sunderland in seven-goal thriller

    York St John beat Sunderland in seven-goal thriller

    November 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

    York St John’s 4th team inflicted a fifth consecutive league defeat on Sunderland Men’s 3rds after a comprehensive 5-2 win at Silksworth Sports Complex.    The visitors struck four times in the first half and scored a sensational fifth late on, as goals from Stuart Bushby and Jack Mensforth could […]

  • Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    November 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    An injury-hit Sunderland Spartans held off the Northumbria Mustangs spirited comeback to secure their first win of the season. A converted touchdown in the second quarter and a safety in the third was just enough to keep the Mustangs at bay which, despite their late-game charge, saw the final score […]

  • Sunderland 1sts out of Northern Conference Cup after seven-goal thriller with York 2nds ends in loss

    Sunderland 1sts out of Northern Conference Cup after seven-goal thriller with York 2nds ends in loss

    November 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

    The University First team played out an exciting, yet disappointing 4-3 home loss against York St. Johns’ Second team in the Northern Conference Cup on Wednesday. Despite Sunderland fighting back on multiple occasions and showcasing their heart and desire to win it wasn’t quite enough to beat a very athletic […]

  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtM_eJUbIo8&feature=youtu.be 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 […]

  • Sunderland left without any medals in Sheffield but competition was fierce.

    Sunderland’s karate athletes bow out with silver in the senior kumite

    February 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Sunday afternoon saw Sunderland’s karate athletes competing in the individual kumite tournaments at the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield, after they had initially taken part in the team events over the course of Saturday. Sunderland’s athletes came close to the podium on numerous occasions on the Saturday before claiming silver in […]

  • Sunderland's karate competitors impressed over the weekend.

    BUCS Nationals performances prove karate is on the up at Sunderland

    February 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

    With the likes of Ryan Spencer, Paul Sambrooks, Hazel Verbo and the Billingham brothers – Brett and Ross – all starring in Sheffield, karate at the University of Sunderland is flourishing. Proof of the great work being done in the karate department at the university is Verbo’s brilliant rise to […]

  • Ruby Laurence, in lane one, was also in action in Sheffield on Saturday.

    Campbell reveals surprise ingredient after topping his 50m breaststroke heat

    February 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    University of Sunderland swimmer Josh Campbell has revealed the secret ingredient in his surprise BUCS Nationals 50m breaststroke heat win on Saturday . . . Beetroot juice! The Wearside swimmer admitted to SportsByte he had hardly trained for the Nationals following exams over January, but benefitted from a wise – […]

  • Fencing at the Rio Olympics 2016 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Sunderland fencers discuss performances and their hopes for the BUCS Nationals so far

    February 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    With the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield now well underway, the athletes representing the University of Sunderland in fencing have had a chance to reflect on Friday’s events as well as look forward to Sunday’s match-ups at Graves Health and Sports Centre. Liam Winstanley took part in the épée on Friday whilst […]

  • Sunderland's swimmers performed well but couldn't quite reach the podium.

    Sunderland swimmers miss out on freestyle finals at BUCS Nationals

    February 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Sunderland’s male and female swimmers failed to reach the finals of the men’s and women’s 50m freestyle on day two of the BUCS Nationals. Hannah Costello and Ashlyn Liddle both finished fourth in the women’s 50m freestyle heats before Jack Archer and Blair Wingate finished third and 10th respectively in […]

  • Brett Billingham was unlucky not to grab Sunderland's first gold medal.

    Billingham narrowly misses out on kata medal in Sheffield

    February 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Brett Billingham was unfortunate not to take home University of Sunderland’s first medal in karate at the BUCS Nationals, Sheffield. Billingham was narrowly beaten in the kata bronze medal match despite exerting his dominance in the earlier rounds. The twin won his first two rounds with ease with all five […]