BUCS Nationals

  • Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sunderland Spartans failed to score for the second time this season as they lost 35-0 to Edinburgh Napier Knights. In their last game before the Christmas break, the Spartans also lost QB Trevor Hill early in the fourth quarter to a shoulder injury, leaving back-up QB Mark Daniel Laing to […]

     
  • Spartans march on in search of second win

    Spartans march on in search of second win

    December 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Sunderland Spartans are hoping to keep up the momentum as they march on in search of their second win of the season. The Spartans will be hosting the Edinburgh Napier Knights on December 3 at Druids Park, hoping that last weeks win against Northumbria Mustangs will prove to be […]

     
  • Kendal looks at the positives despite diasppointing defeat to York St John

    Kendal looks at the positives despite diasppointing defeat to York St John

    December 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s football 3rd team coach Daniel Kendal insisted the performances have been “getting better and better every week” despite the team currently sitting bottom of the Northern 6B league table, still without a point.  “We played really well in the second half” said Kendal. “We should have […]

     
  • University of Sunderland Women's Basketball 1st's team | Photo Credit: Mantas Baranauskas

    Coach Wood praises Sunderland’s breaks in win over York

    December 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Coach Harry Wood said breaks were “the key to success” as University of Sunderland Women’s Basketball 1st’s cruised to 73-61 victory over the University of York. Sunderland’s women dominated to open up a 20-point lead at the end of the first quarter, with York struggling to break the defence and […]

     
  • York St John beat Sunderland in seven-goal thriller

    York St John beat Sunderland in seven-goal thriller

    November 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

    York St John’s 4th team inflicted a fifth consecutive league defeat on Sunderland Men’s 3rds after a comprehensive 5-2 win at Silksworth Sports Complex.    The visitors struck four times in the first half and scored a sensational fifth late on, as goals from Stuart Bushby and Jack Mensforth could […]

     
  • Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    November 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    An injury-hit Sunderland Spartans held off the Northumbria Mustangs spirited comeback to secure their first win of the season. A converted touchdown in the second quarter and a safety in the third was just enough to keep the Mustangs at bay which, despite their late-game charge, saw the final score […]

     
  • Sunderland 1sts out of Northern Conference Cup after seven-goal thriller with York 2nds ends in loss

    Sunderland 1sts out of Northern Conference Cup after seven-goal thriller with York 2nds ends in loss

    November 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

    The University First team played out an exciting, yet disappointing 4-3 home loss against York St. Johns’ Second team in the Northern Conference Cup on Wednesday. Despite Sunderland fighting back on multiple occasions and showcasing their heart and desire to win it wasn’t quite enough to beat a very athletic […]

     
  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtM_eJUbIo8&feature=youtu.be By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

     
  • Sunderland left without any medals in Sheffield but competition was fierce.

    Sunderland’s karate athletes bow out with silver in the senior kumite

    February 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Sunday afternoon saw Sunderland’s karate athletes competing in the individual kumite tournaments at the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield, after they had initially taken part in the team events over the course of Saturday. Sunderland’s athletes came close to the podium on numerous occasions on the Saturday before claiming silver in […]

     
  • Sunderland's karate competitors impressed over the weekend.

    BUCS Nationals performances prove karate is on the up at Sunderland

    February 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

    With the likes of Ryan Spencer, Paul Sambrooks, Hazel Verbo and the Billingham brothers – Brett and Ross – all starring in Sheffield, karate at the University of Sunderland is flourishing. Proof of the great work being done in the karate department at the university is Verbo’s brilliant rise to […]