News archive - 2014

The University of Exeter Sport Corporate Indoor 6-a-side Cricket League won by Wilkinson Grant.

Wilkinson Grant made it a double by winning Season 13 (November to December) to add to their Season 12 title (September to November).

Exeter Tennis Centre continues to thrive and offer exciting opportunities to all ages and abilities

The Tennis Centre has welcomed nearly a thousand players onto the courts this autumn term, an increase of more than 50% from the summer term.

Pongathon comes to Exeter

This term has seen Table Tennis hit the Streatham campus in a big way!

Exeter Badminton Performance Centre player takes double gold at Nationals

Seventeen year old Mac Powell, part of the Exeter Badminton Performance Centre based at the University of Exeter Sports Park, won two Golds at the South West College Nationals.

Exeter netballers in 2015 Netball Superleague squad

University of Exeter Sports Scholars Ellie Gibbons and Ashleigh Jay have been named in the Team Bath squad for the upcoming 2015 Netball Superleague season. 

Two University sports coaches selected for the UK Sport Aspire Coaching Programme

Two talented sports coaches at the University of Exeter have been selected for a programme to support the creation of high quality coaching to achieve ambitious targets in the Rio Olympics

Sailing Scholar selected for World Cup Final

Sports Scholar Kirstie Urwin has been selected to compete in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. 

LTA British Tennis Tour Grade 2 event

Exeter Tennis Centre, at the superb University of Exeter Sports Park, played host to a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) National Grade 2 tennis event from 6 – 11 October 2014. 

Exeter PC players on top form at season opener

From 20-21 September badminton players from Exeter Performance Centre (PC) shone at the Devon Junior Restricted Tournament.

AU President ready for action

Since the results of the sab elections on 7 February newly appointed Athletic Union President, Andy Higham, has been hard at work.

Bradbury flies in Japan.

Golf Scholar Katie Bradbury has shown great promise in the build up to the 2014/2015 British Universities and Colleges Sport Golf season.

Sports Park improvements welcome returning students

Following the completion of the Russell Seal Fitness Centre in September last year, it’s been another summer of change up at the Sports Park.

Ping Pong hits campus

University of Exeter Sport has teamed up with Sport England, Active Devon and the English Table Tennis Association to deliver free to use tables, bats and balls to students.

Buzzing about golf

With the start of the University Golf season just around the corner, the University of Exeter’s new Student Golf Coach Steve Buzza cannot wait to get started.

Team Brown: 2014 winners at 9th Alumni Golf Day

John Gilbert, organiser of the 2014 Alumni Golf Day, writes about the event.

University of Exeter to host Tonga at 2015 Rugby World Cup

The University of Exeter has been announced as an official team base for Tonga during the England 2015 Rugby World Cup.

World Cup Glory for Amber Reed

It has been a week to remember for former University of Exeter Sports Scholar Amber Reed who, alongside her England teammates, triumphed at the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Abell delivers in Somerset debut

It was a dream debut for third year cricket scholar Tom Abell (Sports Science and French) as he smashed 95 runs for Somerset County Cricket Club in the LV-Championship on 16 August.

EURFC power to GB 7s victory

Current and former University of Exeter Rugby players have helped power Great Britain to a second consecutive FISU World University 7s title.

University of Exeter selected as a TASS Accredited Centre

The University of Exeter is delighted to have been selected as a TASS Accredited Centre (TAC) for the forthcoming year as part of the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

Saynor returns from Nomad duty

University of Exeter Alumna (PhD Children’s Health and Exercise Research, 2013) and former rugby scholar Zoe Saynor has returned from a busy summer with the international Nomads squad who squared up against South Africa in a two match series this July.

Rugby Club test ADC

The University of Exeter’s rugby elite have been putting the newly refurbished Athlete Development Centre at the Sports Park through its paces.

Amber Reed heads to Women's Rugby World Cup

University of Exeter Alumna Amber Reed (Exercise and Sport Science, 2013) has jetted off to France with the England Rugby squad in preparation for the Rugby World Cup which kicks off on 1 August.

Pope returns from World Ultimate Frisbee Champs

University of Exeter Ultimate Frisbee dynamo Catherine Pope (2nd year English and Drama) has returned from Italy where she competed in the World Junior Ultimate Frisbee Championships from 20-26 July.

Exeter at the Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games kicked off in star-studded style at Celtic Park on 23 July and will play host to four current and former Exeter students who will be going for gold in Scotland.

Phil Attwell honoured by BUCS

The achievements of newly appointed Director of Campus Services Phil Attwell have been officially recognised by Higher Education Sport’s National Governing Body at a dazzling awards ceremony on 14 July.

Top 10 again for University Sport

The University of Exeter has once again highlighted its position at the pinnacle of Higher Education Sport by finishing 6th in the 2013/2014 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings.

International football celebrated at the Sports Park

Exeter City Football Club successfully marked the day of the World Cup Final by holding a special international tournament on Sunday 13 July.

University a home from home for Exeter Chiefs

Rob Baxter believes Exeter Chiefs’ temporary training base at the University of Exeter is working really well as the players go through pre-season training.

Goals galore at Hospiscare football tournament

The World Cup took a back seat as teams from across the University of Exeter showed their prowess on the pitch at the annual Hospiscare five-a-side football tournament.

Exeter’s ladies in charge at Henley

The University of Exeter’s female rowers continued their scintillating run of form this season with gold medals at Henley Women’s Regatta from 20-22 June 2014.

Golf Centre opens its doors to the community

Opportunities for local golfers old and new are set to greatly expand with the opening of the Vic Ambler Golf Centre on 28 June.

Double final for Exeter's cricketers

It’s been double glory for the University of Exeter’s cricketers as both the men’s and women’s cricket clubs secured a place in the British Universities and Colleges Sport Outdoor Championship finals over the weekend of 13-17 June.

Exeter's Cricketers reach semi-finals

There was jubilation at Exeter Cricket Ground on Tuesday 10 June, as the University of Exeter Men’s Cricket Club beat Durham to reach the semi-finals of the British Universities and Colleges Sport outdoor championships for the second year running.

Athlete Development Centre gets a facelift

The University of Exeter’s Athlete Development Centre (ADC) on Streatham campus is receiving a major face-lift.

Table cricket competition a big hit

It was a boundary busting day of cricket as school teams from across the South West went head to head for the Table Cricket regional finals on 15 May.

Bradbury wins Welsh Amateur title

University of Exeter Golf Scholar Katie Bradbury has taken her first Welsh Ladies Open title in style title at Monmouthshire Golf Club on 20 May.

Ex-scholar Carson heads to World Cup

Former University of Exeter Hockey scholar (Management and Marketing, 2012) Tom Carson has been selected represent England at the Rabobank World Cup in the Netherlands at the end of May.

Exeter Triathletes dominate Aquathlon series.

The University of Exeter Triathlon Club report on a 2014 Aquathlon season filled with success.

New facility to revolutionise University golf programme

Golf in the South West has received a boost this month as Exeter golfers past and present celebrated the official opening of the Vic Ambler Golf Centre on 15 May.

Alumni golfers strengthen grip on Northcote Trophy

The annual Northcote Trophy Golf tournament again saw alumni and students go head to head at The Warren Golf Club, Dawlish from 3-4 May.

Regional Table Cricket competition comes to Exeter.

The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus,  is preparing to welcome almost 100 children from across the region to the South West Table Cricket competition on 15 May.

Tennis Centre celebrates Great British Tennis Weekend

Exeter Tennis Centre is opening its doors as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s Great British Tennis Weekend to encourage people of all ages and abilities to try tennis for free on 17 May.

Sporting excellence recognised at AU awards

Exeter castle played host to the University of Exeter’s brightest sporting talent at the annual Athletic Union awards on Wednesday 1 May.

Women’s Rugby Club take Gold in BUCS 7s Championship

The University of Exeter Women’s Rugby Club have powered their way to victory in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Rugby 7s Championship on 27 April.

Former Chiefs player inspires local children through Sporting Stars

Recently retired Exeter Chiefs rugby player, James Hanks, traded the pitch for the classroom this week as he spoke to almost 100 children from Magdalen Court and St Michaels schools at the fifth University of Exeter Sporting Stars day of 2014.

University of Exeter tees off at new facility

It’s an exciting time for golfers at the University of Exeter. Having just celebrated two of their scholars being selected for the World University Golf Championships, the Russell Group institution is now putting the finishing touches on the Vic Ambler University of Exeter Golf Centre, at its Streatham Campus.

Impressive BUCS finals performance seal GB Selection for Exeter golfers

The University of Exeter’s Golfers have capped off another outstanding season following an impressive performance at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Individual Finals at Machynys Peninsula Golf Club, Llanelli, Wales from 14-16 April.

New changing facilities set for Outdoor Pool

Work has begun on new, poolside changing facilities at the Cornwall House Outdoor Pool on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Exeter’s sailors storm to the top of the table.

The University of Exeter Sailing Club are continuing an immense run of form this season, after taking fourth in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Team Racing Championship Finals in Strathclyde, Scotland, 6-8 April.

Zaborski strikes for Scotland at Home Internationals

Exeter sports scholar Emily Zaborski struck with devastating effect at the Lacrosse Home Internationals in Newport, Wales on 29-30 April.

Tennis Centre welcomes local children

Exeter Tennis Centre, on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, welcomed almost 300 local children on 2 April for its first Schools Tennis Festival of 2014.

Exeter sails to BUCS Silver

Sailors from the University of Exeter have further extended their impressive points haul this season by claiming Silver in the BUCS/BUSA Match Racing Championship at Weymouth, 29-30 March.

Exeter 1st years take BUCS Rugby Trophy

The University of Exeter Men's Rugby Club’s Fresh 1 team have crowned a successful season with victory in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Trophy Final.

University cricketing success at BUCS Indoor Championships

The University of Exeter men’s and women’s cricket clubs have enjoyed a spectacular end to the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) indoor season, picking up gold and bronze medals on finals day of the national championship at Edgbaston (30 March).

University establishes cycling Centre of Excellence

The University of Exeter, along with title sponsors Bikeshed of Devon, have established a Centre of Excellence for cycling that it is hoped will have a positive and long-lasting impact on rider development in the region and beyond.

Exeter Rowers challenge Olympians at Women's Head of the River

The University of Exeter’s female crews have continued to assert themselves on the international rowing scene with victory in the Intermediate Two (IM2) Pennant at Women’s Head of the River (Wehorr) in London.

Exeter cricketers head to finals day

The University of Exeter men’s and women’s cricket clubs are gearing up for an exciting end to the indoor season as they both travel to Edgbaston Cricket Ground for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) finals on 30 March.

UCLAN Storm to Exeter Invitational Victory

The University of Central Lancashire mastered the testing conditions at the second annual Exeter Invitational Golf Tournament from 1-3 March.

Clean Sweep for Snooker and Pool Club in Leeds

The University of Exeter Snooker and Pool Club made history at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) National Snooker Championship, 13-16 March, becoming the first ever University club to win both the Snooker and Pool championships in the same year.

Exeter Performance player wins gold at Badminton England Ranking Tournament

Exeter Performance Centre’s Learna Herkes claimed her first ever victory in a Badminton England Ranking Point tournament on 15 February at Dorest Badminton Performance Centre.

Lacrosse players head to home internationals

Three of the University of Exeter’s Lacrosse club have been selected to represent their countries at the Home Internationals, 29-30 March.

Rugby World Cup 2015 Volunteer Programme "The Pack" Launched

Exciting opportunities to get involved in Rugby World Cup 2015 in Exeter have been revealed.

Snooker and Pool Club sink opposition

The University of Exeter Snooker and Pool Club continued their dominant 2014 season with victory at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Eightball Pool Championships, 20-23 February, in Great Yarmouth.

University of Exeter Golf invitational tees off on 1 March

University of Exeter Invitational returns to Trevose for another round of elite student golf.

Sporting Stars day inspires local children

On Thursday 13 February, the University of Exeter held its third ‘Sporting Stars’ day of the academic year, attended by students hailing from four different local Primary Schools; Maynards, Stoke Hill, Yeoford and Cheriton Bishop .

Exeter Tennis Centre on top at Devon LTA Awards

Exeter Tennis Centre received acclaim at the annual Devon LTA Awards on 29 January, with players and coaches both being recognised for their performance in 2013.

Epic charity row for alumna

Alumna Emily Blagden is in training for a rowing challenge which she hopes will set a new world record.

University of Exeter moves to the next phase of Team Base selection for Rugby World Cup 2015.

The University of Exeter has been included on the "approved list" for potential Rugby World Cup 2015 team bases.

Alumni sailors enjoy medal haul at Miami World Cup

Sailing alumni from the University of Exeter have helped the RYA British Sailing Team to an impressive medal haul at the ISAF World Cup event in Miami.

EURFC bolster England Students Squad

Five players from the University of Exeter Men’s Rugby Club (EUFRC) have been selected to represent England Students against their French counterparts in Blois on Friday 31 January.

Green light for University golf practice facility

University of Exeter Sport has unveiled its plans to construct a new short game practice golf area at the Sports Park on Streatham campus.

Wallace receives second Fed Cup call up

Exeter Tennis Centre’s Performance Manager Charlotte Wallace has again been selected to accompany Team GB to the World Group II Qualifier of the Federation Cup, taking place in Budapest from 4-9 February.

Mini Tennis Legends head to Winter National Tour

Local tennis stars Louis Davey and Emily Syms have both qualified for their fourth Winter National Tour event this season.

Carr Selected for Sri Lanka tour

As the cricket pre-season gets underway, University of Exeter Scholar, Amara Carr, has been selected to head to Sri Lanka with the England Women’s Development Squad.

Abell heads to South Africa

First team cricket scholar, Tom Abell has been selected for the Somerset first squad as it heads to South Africa from 29 February – 9 March for a two week training camp.

Elkington trials with Team GB

European Universities gold medallist Jessica Elkington (History), has moved closer to her goal of rowing for Britain following her attendance at two Team GB training camps over the Christmas holiday.

2014 promises exciting BUCS standoff

The second half of the BUCS season promises to be a closely fought contest.

Alumni Golf Invitational unites former students

University of Exeter alumni enjoyed a day of golf at the second annual Alumni Invitational Golf Day

University of Exeter Sport Launches new Les Mills classes for 2014!

University of Exeter Sport has unveiled two exciting new additions to its spring 2014 fitness class timetable.