• 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 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 their respective 50m freestyle heats before Jack Archer and Blair Wingate finished third and tenth respectively in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Team South West with the Wilkinson Sword after winning the AoC Championships title.

    AoC Championships makes successful debut in the North East

    April 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    The AoC Sport National Championships were concluded on Sunday as the South West retained the Wilkinson Sword by winning the title for the second year in succession. The three day event took place in the North East for the first time after previously being held in Bath. The event accommodated […]

  • David Crossier was the last of Sunderland's swimmers to compete

    BUCS Nationals – Swimming: Final Day

    February 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s swimming team ended their 2016 BUCS Nationals campaign today, as seven swimmers took part in the heat events. Josh Campbell produced a solid swim from start to finish in the men’s 100m breaststroke, finishing third with a time of 1:11.31. Phillip Coulson had mixed emotions in […]

  • Sunderland's Phillip Coulson during the third leg of the men's 4x100m medley heats

    Mixed emotions for swim team after second day

    February 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s swimmers were back for the afternoon session of the BUCS Nationals Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Androniki Mazi and Ruby Laurence both swam in the women’s 50m freestyle heats, with Mazi finishing third with a time of 32.11 seconds, while Laurence finished ninth in her […]

  • Ponds Forge, Sheffield

    Coulson delighted with BUCS Freestyle relay win

    February 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Phillip Coulson was delighted with his team-mates after they won their 4x100m freestyle heat last night. Coulson said: “I think we’re all pretty proud of the lads for winning their heat. “It was also clear that some stamina work is needed for the later parts of the race. He is […]

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

    Sunderland swimmers pleased with morning session

    February 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Four swimmers from the University of Sunderland were in action on day two the BUCS National Championships in Sheffield. Ruby Laurence began proceedings for Sunderland, finishing fifth in her 50m backstroke heat with a time of 44.4 seconds. She said: “I was lot faster than usual so I am very […]

  • BUCS Nationals Day One – Swimming Round Up

    BUCS Nationals Day One – Swimming Round Up

    February 20, 2016 at 1:02 am

    The University of Sunderland men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay team won their heat in the annual BUCS Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, this evening. The relay team claimed victory in their heat after their opponents Staffordshire were disqualified. Sunderland looked to finish third behind Northampton and Staffordshire, however, Northampton pulled out […]

  • Paralympian Jack Bridge has recently joined Sunderland City swim team

    Bridge and Wylie eye success in Manchester

    December 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Jack Bridge and Matthew Wylie will be looking to make an impact at the National Para-Swimming Championships this weekend. The event, held at Manchester Aquatics Centre, is open to S1-S15 swimmers with a National or International classification and the event will form part of British Para-Swimming’s ‘Road to Rio’. The […]

  • Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead receives her award from SportsByte Editor Ryan Kennedy

    Sports stars and reporters honoured at SportsByte Awards

    December 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Sunderland AFC Ladies striker Beth Mead and SportsByte reporter Joe Pennington scooped the main awards at the SportsByte Awards last night. Mead was named Sports Person of the Year for a second successive year after a season which saw her top the FA Women’s Super League 1 scoring charts with […]