It's time for another round up of all things Strathclyde Sports Union!
We’re now into week 8 (absolute madness) and whilst fixtures are still in full swing we can feel the social side start to slow down as deadlines and exams creep up. We’ve had more than our share of good times recently however with a fantastic Captain’s Dinner in the Barony Bar and our famous bus crawl which was “decades” themed this year. I think I’ve now seen enough tight ‘n’ bright to last me a lifetime!
We’ve also done a fair bit of the important stuff in recent weeks with a seminar from Scottish Disability Sport at our second general meeting and another full safeTALK suicide training session. On the theme of learning, BUCS are looking to further their research with the “Active Students” survey so please take a couple of minutes to complete it from the link below:
Onto competition results and there’s been so much happening every week it’s hard to pick the highlights so I’ll just stick with the past few weeks. Last weekend our rowing club made the journey up to Inverness for an inter-club competition and reported that they had 39 athletes heading north to race, including one of our largest women's squads in recent memory and 10 new novices donning the spots!
The Dark Horses of Strath Ultimate were also in action last weekend, competing in the 2019 University Mixed Indoor Regionals 2019. Congratulations to the first team for winning the whole thing and making it to nationals. Sounds like the third team also had a great game with some “spicy scoobers, big plays and sick grabs”.
A shout out is also deserved to our men’s 1st Water Polo team who are currently undefeated against each team within their league and remain the only undefeated team in Scotland! Complete maroon domination!
Congratulations are also very much in order to our korfball club captain, Drew Clayton, who has been called up to the Scotland Korfball team for their upcoming international in the Netherlands. Good luck Dew!
Other notable team performances include men’s rugby 1s beating Bishop Burton 1s 29-22 Tech “with massive intensity” from the boys last week at our own Fortress Stepps. The ladies’ teams also showed their strength with women’s football 1s thrashing Heriot Watt 1s 9-1 last Wednesday and women’s hockey treating St Andrews 6s similarly coming home with a 16-0 win.
Our teams aren’t only competitive on the pitch but also off it with our fundraising month in full force. At the top of the team leader boards we currently have men’s rugby in the lead with their Movember efforts totalling a huge £1,519, then we have the netball girls with £1022 for Alzheimer’s Scotland through their virtual Ironman challenge and men’s hockey aren’t far behind with £898 between Movember and Glasgow City Mission.
Looking forward we're excited to announce the date of the 2020 Strathclyde Sports Union Sports Ball, returning to the Doubltree by Hilton on 22nd February. Look out for the ticket sale date being released soon!
That’s all for now but remember to like and follow all of social media pages to keep up to date with the action as it happens!