BUCS Weekly Update – Week 22

29 February 2012

Sports People of Bath

Up against a higher quality of opposition as we reach the later rounds of the cup, last week we saw a 50-50 ratio of win’s to losses. Despite this we still sit in third place in the BUCS league table, 42.5 points ahead of Leeds Met.

Tennis BallThe Team of the Week was the Women’s Tennis 1’s whose 5-0 victory over UWIC saw them into the semi-finals of the cup. They currently sit top of their division and can win the league with victory at Bristol this Wednesday.

The Netball 1’s qualified for the Championship final after a brilliant 50-32 victory over Loughborough. They now take on Leeds Met in a final that could see a big BUCS points swing against our nearest rivals.

After a scintillating game the Men’s Hockey 4’s beat Glamorgan 1’s, top of the league above them, in the cup quarter final. They scored with the last touch of the game to send it into extra time and ultimately came out with a 4-2 win on penalties.

Hockey at Team BathMatch of the Week this Wednesday is the Basketball Women’s 1st team taking on Bournemouth at 3pm in the Founders Hall. Both sides have a 100% record this season and this is likely to be the title decider.

Not everything we do is about matches and this Wednesday I will be presenting a paper on the future of Wednesday afternoons to Council, Senate, Students’ Union, a committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

It explores a range of issues including protecting Wednesday afternoons given the potential increase in student numbers, making less assessed academic work on Wednesday mornings and having more recorded lectures on Wednesdays to allow you to catch up if you have to travel to a game.

It also explores the possibility of expanding Wednesday afternoons to start earlier and include postgraduate students amongst other things. Wednesday afternoons are still a massive issue and this will only become more the case if the University looks to expand in the near future.

It is also the Bath Half Marathon coming up shortly and although I am sure you are all inundated with people looking for sponsorship I feel the need to share one cause. There will be 51 people, mostly from the Hockey club, running in aid of RNHRD. This has been organised by Steven Wilkins of the Hockey club and he does have a touching story to tell.

Please visit the Just Giving Bath Hockey web page, read his story and donate, a truly deserving cause and inspirational individual.

Chris Clements - VP SportWith that in mind this week’s quote from Psychologist and Philosopher William James has a slightly different ring to it:

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does. “

Play Proud,

Chris Clements
VP Sport

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