Articles by: Lauren Gowans

  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland Dancer squad 2016/17

    Carter is ‘proud’ of dancers despite Varsity loss

    March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    University of Sunderland dance squad lost out to their Teesside rivals for the Varsity title in Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Both teams performed two routines – one street routine and one mixed routine. Head coach Molly Carter said: “We choreographed and rehearsed those routines in a week and a half, we […]

  • Sunderland Netball 2nds in action against Leeds Art 1sts earlier this season

    Bradley reflects on her early love for netball and her current team

    May 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Goal shooter Roseanne Bradley discusses how she found her love for netball and how she progressed to the University of Sunderland 2nd team. The 20-year-old has captained the side this season and has scored some of the crucial goals that has kept them fighting in the league. “It’s been fab […]

  • Danielle Austin is hoping Sunderland Netball 1sts can continue their winning start to the season

    Netball 1sts: Early cup exit overshadowed by Varsity success and League title

    May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

    University of Sunderland netball 1sts ended their BUCS season on a high, winning the BUCS Northern 5B league and gaining promotion in the process. Sunderland were crowned champions as they won the league comfortably with 27pts, six points clear of second place York 2nds. The team got the season off […]

  • Netball 2nds end season with top-three finish

    Netball 2nds end season with top-three finish

    May 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    University of Sunderland netball 2nds ended the BUCS season in a respectable third place in the Northern 8B league. Sunderland finished with a total of 18pts, only nine points behind the league winners Leeds Trinity 2nds. The team kicked off their season in October with a very tight victory over […]

  • University netball 3rd team BUCS season review

    University netball 3rd team BUCS season review

    May 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    University of Sunderland netball 3rd ended their season in a secure position and remain in the BUCS Northern 9B league. Sunderland finished in fifth place with a score of six points – 10 points behind league winners Sheffield 4ths. The girls’ season got off to an unfortunate start with a […]

  • Bradley describes ‘wonderful’ Varsity win

    Bradley describes ‘wonderful’ Varsity win

    April 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland Netball 2nds captain Roseanne Bradley called her teams win “wonderful” after they beat Teesside University Netball 2nds 58-32 at TeesWear Varsity 2016. The win was part of a hat-trick of victories for the university team as earlier the netball 3rds won their game and the netball […]

  • Sunderland 2nd are the only netball side to record a league win this season.

    Cooper proud of Netball 1sts in last Varsity match

    April 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    University of Sunderland Netball 1sts captain Zoe Cooper was proud of her team after they comfortably won 95–16 against Teesside University at Tees-Wear Varsity 2016. The win completed a hat-trick of netball victories for the University as both Netball 2nds and Netball 3rds won their Varsity games earlier in the […]