News archive - 2012

Alumni luncheon funds sporting scholarship

A talented sailor is to receive a Sports Scholarship, thanks to the generosity of Exeter alumni.

Men’s and women’s cricket squads both reach the finals

Exeter celebrates double success as men’s and women’s squads reach the finals of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Cricket Championships.

Athletic Development Training

Following on from the successful South West Talent Programme, expert athletic training company Excelsior is offering athletes from all sports access to expert tuition and support.

Alumnae success in Miami World Cup regatta

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) development squad sailors and former University sports scholars Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth have claimed their first World Cup regatta success, joining GBR’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark on the 470 women’s podium at the recent Miami World Cup regatta.

Findel-Hawkins triumphant in boys masters title

Exeter Tennis Centre’s player Jack Findel-Hawkins, age 17 continues to impress on the national tennis stage as newly crowned national 18 and under boys tennis masters champion.

Win a hospitality match day package at Exeter City FC

The University of Exeter will be hosting a six-a-side Just Play football festival, which is being linked with the annual Grecian Shield tournament run by the Athletic Union.

Colin Jakeway joins the tennis coaching team

Exeter Tennis Centre is delighted to welcome Colin Jakeway to the coaching team.

Sports Park hosts schools badminton comp

On Thursday 15 March the Sports Park hosted the final of the regional round of the Badminton England 2011-12 Center Parcs National Schools Badminton Championships.

Men's hockey win BUCS championship final

The University of Exeter saw off Durham University to win the PWC British Universities and Colleges Sport Men’s Hockey Championship Final at Abbeydale Sports Club in Sheffield on Thursday 15 March.

University to invest £8 million in sport

The University of Exeter has today announced plans to invest £8 million in its sports park.

Exeter Strike Gold in Rugby 7’s

The University of Exeter Women’s Rugby 7’s team have been crowned British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Champions, having swept aside the competition at the BUCS Championships.

Windsurfing Success for Exeter

Over the weekend of 21 and 22 April 2012, the University of Exeter’s Windsurf Club travelled to Calshot Activity Centre, near Southampton, for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Windsurfing Championships.

Making waves with the University of Exeter Swim Programme

BBC News have been quoted as saying  “Primary schools are failing to honour swimming obligations”. Schools may be failing to teach children to swim, but young people can experience the freedom of swimming safely at St Luke’s Sports Centre, University of Exeter.

Olympic Call-up for Exeter Alumna

Sarah Thomas (Exercise & Sports Sciences, 2002) has become the first University of Exeter alumna to be selected to represent her country at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Exeter Tennis Centre hosts successful roadshow

Last week the Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the Flybe Devon and Cornwall girls tennis roadshow and the event was deemed a big success based on the attendance and enjoyment factor of all involved.

Work starts on new Home for Boat Club

Work has begun on the construction of the University’s new Boathouse at Countess Wear.

Exeter City FC and the University celebrate diversity with annual football tournament

With Euro 2012 in full flow Exeter City FC is also going international with its own special football tournament.

Exeter University student Luke Treharne selected to represent GB at the World University Championships.

Full-back Luke (1st year, Medicine) has been selected for the 12-man Rugby Sevens side following involvement with Wales Students, playing for Wales U18 at international level.

Boat Club Alumni Meet at Henley

On Saturday 30 June the University of Exeter Boat Club held their annual Alumni Reunion at Henley Royal Regatta.

University of Exeter Sport support Ghanaian athletes in the lead up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Supported by Right to Dream, Anita Fordjour and Raphael Nkeghe Botsyo (wheelchair track athletes), Alem Mumuni (para-cyclist) and Charles Narh Teye (power lifter) are currently participating in an intensive training camp at the University in the run-up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Exeter hosts BUCS Conference: 10-13 July 2012

The University of Exeter is delighted to welcome visitors to this year’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Conference: ‘Enhancing the student experience through sport’. 

Exeter Alumnae Win Gold at 470 European Championships

Light winds were the order of the day in what was to prove testing for both athletes and the Race Committee during the Open 470 European Sailing Championships.

Highest ever BUCS ranking for Exeter

Exeter has secured its highest ever ranking in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) League, finishing 7th at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Exeter sailor selected to represent GB at Commodores’ Cup

Third year medical student, Emma Derby, has been selected to compete for RYA Team GBR White at one of the most prestigious events on the international yachting calendar.

BUCS conference boasts record numbers

Record numbers of delegates attended the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) conference held at Exeter’s Streatham campus, 10-13 July 2012.

Alumna Crystal Lane represents ParalympicsGB cycling squad at the London 2012 Games

Alumna Crystal Lane has been selected to represent ParalympicsGB Cycling squad at the London 2012 Games. She will compete in the 3 km pursuit on 30 August; Time Trial on 5 September and the Road Race on 6 September.

Lizzy Brock competes at the European Dragon Boat Racing for Team GB

Exeter postgraduate student Lizzy Brock (PhD, Electromagnetic Material group), has just returned from competing for Team GB at the European Dragon Boat Racing Championship in Nottingham

Olympic success for Exeter Alumna

Forward Sarah Thomas (Exercise and Sports Science, 2002) has achieved a bronze medal with the Great Britain Women’s hockey team at the London 2012 Olympics.

University of Exeter Honorary Graduate Sails into the record books

Renowned British sailor and honorary graduate Ben Ainslie CBE has delighted the British public by winning gold in the Finn class regatta at the London 2012 Olympics.

University of Exeter Graduate success

University of Exeter graduate Victoria Adderley (Exercise and Sports Science, 2011) has returned from a successful weekend at the 10th World University Equestrian Championship (WUEC) in Aachen, Germany.

Rock Solid Circuits in association with Rock Solid Events

A new class is on offer at the Streatham Sports park for those wanting to prepare for one the newest sporting events in Devon, the Rock Solid Race.

Welcome to University of Exeter Sport

We would like to welcome all our new and returning students this academic year.  We wish you all every success in your studies and hope you enjoy everything the University of Exeter has to offer.

Alumni Golf Day hosts third consecutive fully-booked year

The sun shone brightly for the 18 teams contesting the 7th annual Alumni Golf Day at Worplesdon Golf Club. This year's auction raised an outstanding £11,000 toward golf scholarships.

Be Healthy Day a huge success

On Wednesday 18 September students and staff were welcomed to take part in Be Healthy Day based at the Forum Project on Streatham campus. The day was a huge success offering a range of free services for the coming academic year.

New Sports Park Facilities Open

A number of new facilities are now open for general use at the University of Exeter Sports Park on Streatham Campus. The opening marks the completion of stage one of an £8million redevelopment project as the University works towards its goal of being in the top 100 Universities in the world.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

Exeter at the Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics were a huge success, both in terms of the logistics of hosting the largest sports event on Earth and from a performance perspective with Team GB achieving a fantastic medal haul. Many University of Exeter alumni contributed towards the Greatest Show on Earth across a diverse range of sectors.

University of Exeter golf driving forward

The University of Exeter is hoping to mirror Europe's success in the Ryder Cup this year by welcoming three new golf scholars and a new golf Sports Performance Officer.

Record numbers turn out for Football Varsity

Over 3900 students packed St James’ Park stadium last night for the annual “Town vs Gown” football varsity between the University of Exeter AFC and Exeter City FC.

Football Varsity Match Report

Exeposé review this year’s “Town vs Gown” varsity match between University of Exeter AFC and Exeter City FC.  Will Kelleher reports:

Robin Williams reports on Paralympic experience

This summer current University of Exeter student Robin William (PhD. Statistics) competed for Team GB in the bind five-a-side football event at the 2012 Paralympic games.  Robin reports on his rollercoaster experience at the ‘Greatest show on Earth’.

University scholar joins England rugby squad

University of Exeter student Amber Reed is set to make her senior rugby debut when England start their Autumn international series against France on November 3 at Esher’s Molesey Road ground, kick off 6pm.

Football scores a health hat trick for hypertensive men

Playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. 

Alumni from eight decades celebrate boathouse opening

The University of Exeter’s new Boathouse was officially opened on Saturday 13 October.

University golfers off to a flying start.

The University of Exeter golf club celebrated this weekend after a great start to their British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Campaign at Saunton Golf Club.

University Netball Squad prepare for BUCS

On Friday 21st September 2012, the Exeter pre-season netball squad travelled to Birmingham to watch the first of three international test matches between England and Jamaica.

Exeter Tennis Centre welcomes new head of student tennis

Steven Wood has joined Exeter Tennis Centre as the new Head of Student Tennis.

Golf Scholar drives South West team to victory

On October 19 University of Exeter Golf Scholar Laurie Potter competed for the South West of England’s 10 man team against the Midland Counties.

Honey Badgers snatch corporate trophy

Atass Honey Badgers have won season eight of the University of Exeter’s Indoor Six a-side cricket league. 

Tennis Centre dominates British Tour event.

Exeter Performance Player Jack Findel-Hawkins has won the AEGON British Tour Tier Two event in Swansea.

New gym equipment for St Luke’s Sports Centre

Over £40,000 has recently been invested in the gym at St Luke’s Sport Centre. The investment has brought a large variety of new equipment and will give members access to the latest Life Fitness technology to assist their workout.

Alumni scholars take on Europe

Three University of Exeter alumni sports scholars have helped their current club side qualify for the last 16 of the European Hockey League, hockey’s equivalent of the Champions League.

Exeter Tennis Centre wins national award

Exeter Tennis Centre has won the Education Award at the British Tennis Awards hosted by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

University scholar kicks England to victory

University of Exeter Rugby scholar Amber Reed has enjoyed a successful start to her senior international career as England opened their Autumn International series against France.

Teenagers urged to exercise to ward off bone disease

Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting.

AU Pedals for Pudsey

On Friday 16 November the Sports Office took part in a number of fund raising activities for Children in Need.

University Rugby gets boost from SW Comms

Eight University of Exeter Rugby players are to receive a bursary from South West Communications for the 2012/13 season.

Tennis Centre players represent Devon

Players from Exeter Tennis Centre have represented Devon County at the Winter County Cup.

AU Olympics strikes gold

The third annual AU Olympics saw 12 teams from across the Athletic Union compete in a number of sporting challenges to raise money for Movember.

Sporting Stars day a huge success

On Thursday 29 November, 90 children from local primary schools in Exeter took part in the first University of Exeter Sporting Stars Education Days. 

Rugby Scholar takes on New Zealand

Sports Scholar Amber Reed tell us about her recent success with the England Women's international rugby team.

Athletic Union off to a flying start

Clubs from the Athletic Union (AU) have enjoyed an excellent start to the sporting season this term.

Flybe triumph in cricket final

Flybe have emerged as the winners of the University of Exeter Sport’s ninth six-a-side corporate cricket league. The title was decided on Thursday 13 December during an evening of indoor cricket that saw two semi-finals, before the grand finale decided the season champions.

New Year offer has arrived!

The Sports Office has launched its New Year membership offer, offering a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to stay active this year.

University runners dominate Cross Country event

Runners from the University of Exeter swept the board during the final race of the South West United Service Cross Country League, organised by the Royal Navy.

Hospiscare football tournament a huge success

On Sunday 16 December staff from the University of Exeter competed in a charity five-a-side football tournament in aid of Hospiscare.