News archive - 2011

University coaching supports top tennis player

16 year old Devon schoolboy Jack Findel-Hawkins is making a name for himself on the national junior tennis scene. Jack became GB 16 & under number 1 ranked player before Christmas.

No seventh heaven at lord’s

After being undefeated in their six qualifying matches, Exeter’s men’s cricket squad eventually succumbed to a powerful UWIC side in the final of the BUCS indoor six-a-side competition held at Lord’s on Wednesday 1st February, the culmination of a day of closely contested games.

AEGON British Tennis Tour coming to Exeter

Exeter Tennis Centre is staging its first AEGON British Tour event from Thursday 10th – Tuesday 15 February with a Mini Tennis Red festival on Sunday 13th February.

AEGON British Tennis Tour results

The first AEGON British tour at the University of Exeter has recently taken place with good performances from Exeter based players throughout the event.

Sailing to success

The University of Exeter Sailing Club has over the past few weekends begun its main series of races in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition, the organisation responsible for inter university sport.

BUCS Men's Indoor Cricket

The University of Exeter's first team Cricket Squad are well on their journey to success as demonstrated recently.

Rowing to success

Over the weekend of 19th/20th February, Exeter University Boat Club were at their second BUCS event of the season, hosted this year in Peterborough on the River Nene.

University of Exeter Rugby Scholars take to the pitch against France

England Students defeated their French counterparts 25-23 in a thrilling encounter at Richmond last Friday.

Children's cricket coaching

Children’s Cricket Coaching will be happening on 19th April 2011 at the superb Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, in association with the Devon Cricket Board.

International sport celebrated

On Sunday 6th March, 420 University of Exeter students took part in a 6-a-side football tournament supported by Exeter City FC at the University’s Sports Park.

University women reach historic final

On the 9th March 2011 the University of Exeter women’s XV rugby team reached their first ever BUCS national student rugby final convincingly beating UWIC 24-0

‘The Kite Project’ story

On the 12th March 2011 Exmouth saw the arrival of a group of enthusiastic students from ISCA College of Media Arts, as ‘The Kite Project’ made it’s beginning.

Exeter into promotional playoffs

University of Exeter will feature in the end of term England Hockey League Premier Promotion Tournament next month after clinching the Men’s Conference West championship.

Charity cricket event

On Tuesday March 29th the men's and ladies' cricket clubs staged a 'running a marathon between the wickets' event.

University of Exeter v Exeter Alumni

Last week end,  2nd and 3rd April, saw our University of Exeter Students take on some of our Exeter Alumni  in 2 different sports, Golf and Hockey.

University of Exeter Hockey: Premier Class

University of Exeter bounced back to the England Hockey League top flight at the first attempt following a remarkable 5-2 2011 Men's Promotion Tournament win over unbeaten Southgate at Cannock Hockey Club.

University celebrates sporting achievements

It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.

Exeter great in BUCS sevens plate

The University of Exeter men's and women's sevens teams went to Preston Grasshoppers last week end, 7th and 8th May, to compete in the BUCS National Sevens Finals. Despite missing a few key players both teams performed outstandingly going through to win the plate finals.

Summer Membership Offer 2011

Feel great this summer with this inclusive membership offer - for just £22 a month you can enjoy the benefits of a platinum membership which gives pre-paid unlimited use of the gym, fitness classes, badminton, outdoor tennis, squash and table-tennis.

University of Exeter Sport represented in Europe

University of Exeter women's rugby 7's team are heading to Lille, France to defend their European Universities Sports Association title and the women's Tennis team head to St. Gallen on 4th September.

Physics postgraduate competes for Team GB

Postgraduate Lizzy Brock, currently studying for a PhD in the Electromagnetic Materials group, in the Physics department, has just returned from competing for Team GB at the World Dragon Boat Racing Championship in Tampa, Florida.

‘Oarsome’ challenge for Exeter alumni

A team of three rowers, two of which are Exeter alumni, are planning a 95 mile non-stop crossing of the English Channel in aid of Cancer Research and Save the Children.

Pre-season sports training is underway

Specific University of Exeter sports teams have returned or will be returning to campus early for their pre-season training schedules and selection trials as part of the University's High Performance Programme.

University Launches Joint Science & Sport Scholarships

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the University’s High Performance Unit, has launched a new student scholarship programme.

Revolutionary cricket bowling machine

A brand new bowling machine that is set to revolutionise the world of cricket was recently tried and tested in The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre.

University graduate helps secure cricket success

Former University of Exeter 1st team cricket captain and engineering graduate Stephen Moore has helped Lancashire secure the 2011 County Championships for the first time since 1934.

Exeter graduate sets sights on Paralympic Games

Exeter graduate Crystal Lane wins bronze in her international debut at the 2011 Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Denmark.

Exeter City FC and the University kick off new partnership

Exeter’s football club and university have formed a new partnership designed to improve services to fans and provide vital work experience for students.

Corporate Cricket Season 6

Pynes Hill Pirates win Season 6 of the Corporate Indoor 6-a-side Cricket League.

Wellbeing Week

Each academic year the University of Exeter Sports Park, along with many partners, delivers a week long wellbeing programme of activities and workshops for free.

Exeter triumphant in thrilling Varsity

Exeter University Rugby Football Club (EURFC) upset the odds to win their second successive Varsity at Sandy Park on Wednesday 9th November.

Tennis centre receives funding

The Exeter Tennis Centre has been awarded £903.98 by the Tennis Foundation (the charitable arm of the LTA).

Crystal Lane scoops top awards

Former Sports Scholar and University of Exeter graduate, Crystal Lane was presented with the ‘Sport Special Recognition Award’ and ‘Star of the Future Award’ at the prestigious 2011 Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards on Sunday 27th November.

TCL supports school sports initiative in Exeter

Transition Consulting Limited (TCL) sponsor Exeter’s Sports Volunteering Scheme, helping to support and develop local young people.

The sport of science

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are celebrating a relationship between Sport and Science in the lead-up to London 2012.


Friends Life battle to title

Season 7 of the Corporate Indoor 6-a-side Cricket League was one of the closest yet with Friends Life needing to win their final group game to reach the finals night.