BUCS Nationals

  • Ruby Laurence, in lane one, was also in action in Sheffield on Saturday.

    Campbell reveals surprise ingredient after topping his 50m breaststroke heat

    February 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    University of Sunderland swimmer Josh Campbell has revealed the secret ingredient in his surprise BUCS Nationals 50m breaststroke heat win on Saturday . . . Beetroot juice! The Wearside swimmer admitted to SportsByte he had hardly trained for the Nationals following exams over January, but benefitted from a wise – […]

  • Fencing at the Rio Olympics 2016 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Sunderland fencers discuss performances and their hopes for the BUCS Nationals so far

    February 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    With the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield now well underway, the athletes representing the University of Sunderland in fencing have had a chance to reflect on Friday’s events as well as look forward to Sunday’s match-ups at Graves Health and Sports Centre. Liam Winstanley took part in the épée on Friday whilst […]

  • Sunderland's swimmers performed well but couldn't quite reach the podium.

    Sunderland swimmers miss out on freestyle finals at BUCS Nationals

    February 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Sunderland’s male and female swimmers failed to reach the finals of the men’s and women’s 50m freestyle on day two of the BUCS Nationals. Hannah Costello and Ashlyn Liddle both finished fourth in the women’s 50m freestyle heats before Jack Archer and Blair Wingate finished third and 10th respectively in […]

  • Brett Billingham was unlucky not to grab Sunderland's first gold medal.

    Billingham narrowly misses out on kata medal in Sheffield

    February 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Brett Billingham was unfortunate not to take home University of Sunderland’s first medal in karate at the BUCS Nationals, Sheffield. Billingham was narrowly beaten in the kata bronze medal match despite exerting his dominance in the earlier rounds. The twin won his first two rounds with ease with all five […]

  • Sambrooks in action at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

    Sambrooks and Verbo miss out on bronze medals in Sheffield

    February 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    University of Sunderland kata competitiors Paul Sambrooks and Hazel Verbo both came close to claiming bronze medals but fell to defeat in the BUCS Nationals at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Sambrooks performed well throughout the tournament but after a controversy with licenses following a comfortable whitewash in his third match, the […]

  • Sunderland's swimmers were competing at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

    Campbell wins swimming heat but still no Nationals final

    February 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    University of Sunderland swimmer Josh Campbell missed out on a place in the men’s 50m BUCS breaststroke final despite winning his heat. Campbell clocked 33.68 seconds to top his heat that included nine other competitors. He was then left to wait eagerly to see if his time was good enough […]

  • Sunderland's swimmers were competing at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

    Sunderland swimming fail to make 50m backstroke final

    February 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    University of Sunderland’s swimming team failed to qualify for the 50m backstroke final in their respective women and men’s heats. Ruby Laurence, Ashlyn Liddle and Daniel Scurr all produced their best efforts for the Weasiders. However, the standard in the pool proved too high for the Sunderland competitors. Laurence was […]

  • Sunderland 2nds progress in cup after thrilling extra time victory

    Sunderland 2nds progress in cup after thrilling extra time victory

    October 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Sunderland men’s 2nds won their first game of the season as they came from behind to seal a 3-2 extra time win against the University College of Football Business 2nds on Wednesday. The victory sees Sunderland progress to the next round of the Northern Conference Plate tournament, and will hopefully […]

  • Sunderland's Kris Anderson in action at the BUCS Nationals Judo Championships

    Anderson hails ‘fantastic’ weekend for Sunderland Judo team

    February 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    University of Sunderland’s Judo coach Kris Anderson hailed his team after they won a bronze and a silver medal at the BUCS National Championships in Sheffield. On Saturday Maciej Dlugosz won silver in the Dan graded and above under 81kg male category. Then on Sunday Ivan Hrncir took bronze in […]

  • Sunderland Trampolining squad

    Ellsaesser misses out on medal on finals day

    February 22, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Chris Ellsaesser missed out on a medal on the final day of the BUCS Nationals Trampolining Championships as he finished in sixth place in the BUCS one elite final. Katherine Green and Chantelle Wright were one of three Sunderland pairings to compete in the synchro event and the BUCS 6 […]