• BUCS Nationals 2019: Summary

    BUCS Nationals 2019: Summary

    February 27, 2019 at 10:07 am

      16 Team Sunderland athletes participated in the latest edition of the annual Sheffield-based event from 15-17 February, with two medals and plenty of valuable experience gained over the course of the weekend. The university had students competing in two sports – swimming and karate – over the course of […]

  • University of Sunderland swimmer Lucas Lowery shares Olympic aspirations

    University of Sunderland swimmer Lucas Lowery shares Olympic aspirations

    March 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

     Lucas Lowery has come off a positive performance in the BUCS National Championships with massive goals. Lowery told SportsByte “I’m at the best level I’ve been at in my life but, I’m nowhere near my peak yet. I reckon I could even medal (next year). Before I leave university […]

  • Sunderland's karate squad, including gold medalists Brett Billingham Ross Billingham and Maya Burns

    BUCS Round-up: Sunderland strike gold in karate

    February 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    A gold medal in the Mixed Team Kata was the highlight of an exciting weekend of sport as University of Sunderland’s athletes travelled down to Sheffield to compete in BUCS Nationals. The team of Ross Billingham, Brett Billingham and Maya Burns produced an outstanding performance to take gold in the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Team South West with the Wilkinson Sword after winning the AoC Championships title.

    AoC Championships makes successful debut in the North East

    April 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    The AoC Sport National Championships were concluded on Sunday as the South West retained the Wilkinson Sword by winning the title for the second year in succession. The three day event took place in the North East for the first time after previously being held in Bath. The event accommodated […]

  • David Crossier was the last of Sunderland's swimmers to compete

    BUCS Nationals – Swimming: Final Day

    February 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s swimming team ended their 2016 BUCS Nationals campaign today, as seven swimmers took part in the heat events. Josh Campbell produced a solid swim from start to finish in the men’s 100m breaststroke, finishing third with a time of 1:11.31. Phillip Coulson had mixed emotions in […]

  • Sunderland's Phillip Coulson during the third leg of the men's 4x100m medley heats

    Mixed emotions for swim team after second day

    February 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s swimmers were back for the afternoon session of the BUCS Nationals Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Androniki Mazi and Ruby Laurence both swam in the women’s 50m freestyle heats, with Mazi finishing third with a time of 32.11 seconds, while Laurence finished ninth in her […]

  • Ponds Forge, Sheffield

    Coulson delighted with BUCS Freestyle relay win

    February 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Phillip Coulson was delighted with his team-mates after they won their 4x100m freestyle heat last night. Coulson said: “I think we’re all pretty proud of the lads for winning their heat. “It was also clear that some stamina work is needed for the later parts of the race. He is […]