BUCS Weekly Update – Week 21

22 February 2012

Sports People of Bath,

Last week the fine form of the Sports Association teams in second semester continued with a record of won 25, drew five, lost 11.

Badminton at the University of BathThis, with the addition of the points from the previous weeks swimming, saw an extension of the lead over Leeds Met to 73 points, consolidating Bath in third place in the BUCS standings. The next week will be crucial in determining the final standings with hundreds of points up for grabs in knockout competitions and the BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships this weekend.

Last weeks’ Team of the Week was the Badminton Men’s 1’s, winning 8-0 against University of Bristol, a victory which all but secures them the title. They have only lost four rubbers of 48 contested this year, a fantastic record.

The sensational form of the Netball 1’s continued with a 88-33 victory over Exeter securing them the title with a current goal difference of 389 from eight matches.

Play netball at the University of BathThis week they play Loughborough, equal top of the Premiership North table, in the semi finals of the Championship at the neutral venue of Hertfordshire Sports Village. No doubt it will be a hard fought match and one of the best BUCS sporting contests of the year.

The Men’s Football 2’s secured the Western 2A title with a 10 point lead with two games to go after their 1-0 victory over Bournemouth 2’s.

Other significant results included the Rugby Men’s 2’s 44-0 victory over their University of Bristol counterparts and the Rugby Women’s 1’s moving closer to safety in Premiership South with a 22-17 victory over Chichester.

University of Bath Rugby - Photo: AmscanMatch of the Week this week is the Rugby League Men’s 1’s taking on Nottingham on Limn Kiln three (on the right past the Cats and Dogs home) at 1.30pm. Having walked to the title in their first year since formation this Trophy quarter final will give a great test against a side in the tier above.

As we edge towards the end of the season every match really does begin to count that little bit more. Our projections show it is likely our final position in the BUCS standings will come down to just a few points this year and it may come down to one of you to score the winning goal or put that extra into your dip for the line which pushes us up the table.

Chris Clements - VP SportWith that in mind its time for this weeks quote from American Mia Hamm:

“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”

It’s time to start lighting some matches!

Play Proud,

Chris Clements

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