University sport

  • Craig Thompson: “Hopefully I’ll have a good chance in Edinburgh”

    Craig Thompson: “Hopefully I’ll have a good chance in Edinburgh”

    February 4, 2019 at 10:41 am

    University of Sunderland’s Craig Thompson believes he has a good chance of a strong result at the BUCS Archery qualifying tournament this month. Thompson, who is ranked as the top compound archer in the whole of the north east, trains both with the University’s society as well as also practicing […]

     
  • Elite Athlete Walker targets European Cross Country Championships

    January 31, 2019 at 10:32 am

    University of Sunderland Elite Athlete Kieran Walker has set a target of reaching the 2019 European Cross Country Championships. Walker, who has ran 31:16 for 10km, placed second in the North Eastern Cross Country Championships at Wrekenton in December, and he’s hopeful of reaching the 2019 under-23 European Cross Country […]

     
  • Sunderland boss bemoans poor referee after Leeds defeat

    December 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    The University of Sunderland 3rds fell to a 4-3 defeat against Leeds City, and manager Ray Whitfield felt that the referee had a part to play in their close encounter. The Wearisders fell just short against Leeds despite coming from behind to equalise on two occasions early in the match. […]

     
  • North East American Football Clubs Searching for Gridiron Talent for National League Campaigns

    December 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    American Football teams in the North East are hoping to unearth the next Tom Brady as they search for new talent. The sport grew in popularity in the UK during the 1980’s when Channel 4 began to cover the NFL. This popularity increased further when the NFL introduced the International […]

     
  • Pole Fitness and Cheerleading win University club of the month awards for October and November

    Pole Fitness and Cheerleading win University club of the month awards for October and November

    December 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Team Sunderland hosted their first Club of the Month event on Wednesday morning with Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell KCB presenting the winning club with their certificates and awards. Sir David has taken an active role in viewing all the submissions for Club of the Month and selected the winning clubs […]

     
  • Gittings with a fierce return as team mate Ken looks on - photo by Yuttachai Kongprasert

    Table Tennis Match Report: Durham 6-11 Sunderland

    December 13, 2018 at 11:33 am

    The University of Sunderland managed to defy the odds taking the win over Durham University despite only having three players. Sunderland found themselves 4-0 down before any matches had even started due to being a man short but still managed to pull through and claim a victory thanks to fantastic […]

     
  • Mens Football: Sunderland 4ths season update

    Mens Football: Sunderland 4ths season update

    December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Team Sunderland 4ths’ find themselves 4th place in the BUCS Football Northern 7B league after a mixed half of the season. Asking the 4ths team coach, Kris Teale about this seasons performances so far, he responded with,  “I think we have played relatively well so far this season and we […]

     
  • University of Durham Badmonton third team's captain Josh Ryder.

    Durham’s Josh Ryder: Sunderland Badminton is one of the toughest in the league

    December 12, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    University of Durham Badminton third team captain was more than happy to get an away draw against University of Sunderland’s first team. Visiting City Space at the University of Sunderland on December 5th, University of Durham Badminton third team picked up a draw against Sunderland’s first team. Both sides collected identical […]

     
  • “I’m confident we will win all the remaining games” Matty Harris looks ahead to the rest of the season

    “I’m confident we will win all the remaining games” Matty Harris looks ahead to the rest of the season

    December 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Sunderland University Men’s Football President, Matty Harris, is confident the men’s first team can turn their season around and win all remaining games.  In a recent interview, Harris stated he feels the team have “done absolutely everything right apart from putting the ball in the net” and believes the team’s […]

     
  • Captain Adam Gittings looks on at his cross court slice - photo by Yuttachai Kongprasert

    Sunderland table tennis enjoying ‘most successful season ever’

    December 12, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    The captain of Sunderland Uni’s table tennis 1sts, Adam Gittings, has this week spoken about how his side are currently having their ‘most successful season ever’ ahead of the winter break. Going into Christmas Sunderland sit 4th in the table, level on points with 3rd, and look forward to the […]