Articles by: Ed Syers

  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside are co-hosting the event, which is open to everyone.

    Sunderland and Teesside team up for 24 hour charity snowsports event

    February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Sunderland and Teesside’s university snowsports clubs are set to host a 24-hour ski and snowboard event in the name of charity. The event will be hosted at Silksworth Ski Slope on February 24, with both Universities coming together to raise money for Disability Snowsports UK (DSUK) and The North East […]

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    Karate star’s silver lining at European championships

    December 2, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Sunderland Sports Coaching student Ryan Spencer picked up a silver medal for his country at the European Karate Championships in Greece at the weekend. Ryan was part of the four-man KUGB England karate team who took Silver in the Team Kumite age 18-20, with Russia landing the Gold after a […]

  • Spencer is hoping to add to his collection of medals in Greece.

    Bone condition won’t stop Spencer going for gold at European Karate Championships

    November 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Sunderland student Ryan Spencer has the chance to fulfil a childhood dream when he competes in the European Karate Championships in Greece this week. Spencer, who suffers from a rare bone condition, has had his sights set on becoming a European champion for eleven years. The 19-year-old already has a […]

  • Ian Botham walks from the pitch at Durham's Riverside ICG. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Botham confirmed as Durham chairman

    November 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has been named chairman of Durham County Cricket Club. The announcement was made via a club statement on Wednesday, with rumours having circulated hours earlier that the 60-year-old would be sworn in at a board meeting this morning. Botham will officially take up his role upon his […]

  • Sunderland netball thirds were in action against York St John.

    VIDEO: Sunderland netball at Clash of the Minsters

    October 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This week’s Clash of the Minsters event pitted the University of Sunderland’s sports teams against York St John, with 30 different teams in action across the city. Women’s netball had a successful season last year but having lost a number of key players over the summer, the clash with York was always going […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jennings in under national spotlight after his Test hundred. Press Association.

    Keaton Jennings named County Championship’s best player

    September 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Keaton Jennings has been named County Championship Player of the Year by cricket writers following a breakthrough year with Durham. The opener was top scorer in the division this season, making 1,548 runs at an average of 64.5 which included seven centuries, the most a Durham batsman has ever made in a […]

  • Michael van Gerwen will return to Sunderland in December. Lawrence Lustig/PDC.

    Van Gerwen and Wright to compete in Sunderland Darts Masters

    September 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    World number one Michael van Gerwen is among the darts stars set to grace Sunderland at the Lookers Nissan Darts Masters in December. The Dutchman will be joined by Premier League rival Peter Wright, former World Championship semi-finalist Wayne Mardle and compatriot Vincent van der Voort at the event, which takes […]