• York St John won all three Netball fixtures at this year's Clash of the Minsters

    York beat Sunderland to Clash of Minsters crown

    October 4, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    University of Sunderland suffered defeat in the Clash of the Minsters as York St John were crowned 18-8 winners. The annual curtain-raiser to the university sporting year took place in York with both universities competing across 26 sports and it was the home side who comfortably won in the end. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • COTM: York beat Sunderland in Snowsports

    COTM: York beat Sunderland in Snowsports

    October 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    York St John University beat the University of Sunderland in a close contest at a very wet Silksworth ski slope. Talking to team before the race, there was an optimistic feeling amongst them, everybody knowing that it a potential mistake could be the deciding factor. As Sunderland watched York St. […]

  • Snowsports President thankful for Silksworth facilities

    Snowsports President thankful for Silksworth facilities

    December 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Snowsports society have been using the facilities at Silksworth for several years now helping them train for races and bring new and old members of the club together for weekly lessons on its floodlit 165m dry ski slope. President of the Snowsports society, Salomé Boccara said […]

  • USSC Committee Profile: Social Secretary – Thomas Ward

    USSC Committee Profile: Social Secretary – Thomas Ward

    December 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    SportsByte’s Christabel Howdon-Bancroft spoke to University of Sunderland Snow Sports Social Secretary Thomas Ward about his excitement for the upcoming tour to Alpe d’Huez, and how a trip to Andorra sparked his love for Skiing. Briefly explain what you do for USSC. As the social secretary it’s my job, alongside Freya […]

  • The USSC club train at Silksworth but get to Ski and Snowboard on real snow when they go on tour

    USSC president Boccara on her switch from Ski to Board

    December 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    SportsByte’s Christabel Howdon-Bancroft spoke University of Sunderland Snow Sports President Salomé Boccara who reveals how her love of Snowboarding began with a less than perfect attempt at Skiing. Briefly explain what you do for USSC. As President of USSC I’m basically the leader I guess. I manage our snowsports tour […]

  • Tom Swales can't wait for his first experience on real snow in the mountains

    USSC’s Tom Swales dreams of real snow

    November 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    SportsByte’s Christabel Howdon-Bancroft spoke University of Sunderland Snow Sports Tom Swales who is charge of marketing and merchandise for the society, who talks about how he got into the sport and his dream of REAL SNOW!  Briefly explain what you do for USSC. I’m the marketing and merchandiser for the […]