News archive 2016
The University was joined by over 30 potential Sports Scholars at the Sports Scholarship Assessment Day on Friday 8 January 2016.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has selected the University of Exeter to host and compete in the inaugural ECB Women’s Cricket Super League, as part of a South West consortium.
As part of the Ocean Reunion team, alumnus and former Rugby scholar Angus Barton (Exercise and Sport Sciences, 2012) has triumphed in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
On Monday 1 February, Exeter Tennis Centre welcomed children from local Primary Schools to the University of Exeter Sports Park for a range of fun sporting activities.
On Wednesday 3 February the University of Exeter’s second annual Golf Varsity took place at the club’s home course, Warren Golf Club in Dawlish Warren.
On Friday 19th February, the EUSC BUCS squad of 18 travelled to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, to compete in the Long Course National Championships.
Following victories in last week's semi-finals, the University of Exeter Men’s XI and Women’s XI teams have both progressed to their respective Championship Hockey Finals.
Women's Rugby Scholar Poppy Leitch has earned her first international cap, having been selected to play for the England team in their recent Six Nations match against Italy.
Wednesday 16 March – otherwise known as “Big BUCS Wednesday” – saw the Women’s Indoor Cricket team head to Sheffield Hallam to play against Loughborough in the Super 8s final.
The University of Exeter headed into the final after an unbeaten campaign and as the Number 1 ranked University for Rugby in the UK. This was a special occasion for the club and the coach, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at Twickenham, the home of English Rugby.
Last week, five University of Exeter High Performance golfers competed in the English and Welsh BUCS Championship. The event, which took place at West Lancashire Golf Club, completed the qualifying stages of the BUCS individual Golf Tour.
Three Exeter students have achieved great results in the recent GB Rowing Final Trials. Rowing scholar Susannah Duncan finished second in the lightweight women’s single sculls (LW1x), while High Performance bursars Alex Flynn and Seun Olusanya finished 6th in the women’s pairs (W2-).
Women’s Cricket team Western Storm have announced the 15 players who will make up their squad for the inaugural Kia Super League, which will be hosted by the University of Exeter and other institutions.
Exeter University Boat Club (EUBC) have had another fantastic competition weekend, this time at the BUCS Regatta 2016 in Nottingham. The three day event saw the Exeter squad take 6th place in the overall Victor Ludorum.
PlayerLayer and the University of Exeter have agreed a partnership making the British sports brand the new University Sport kit supplier.
The generous support of two Exeter alumni is to provide a major boost to women’s cricket in the region.
This year’s Northcote Trophy Alumni team was under new leadership in the form of Roger Peek. Following several inspirational team talks, the Alumni challenged the students in every match, in what was a very closely contested and enjoyable weekend of team golf.
Two students from the University of Exeter Triathlon Club competed in the European triathlon age group championships in Lisbon on Sunday 29 May.
Exeter University Men’s Rugby Union Club (EURFC) have closed their crowdfunding campaign after raising a grand total of £7,138.50.
The University of Exeter Men’s Cricket 1st team completed a highly successful and unbeaten British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) campaign on Thursday 23 June with a Trophy Final victory over Loughborough University.
Western Storm, the women’s cricket team based in South West England, have started their training at the University of Exeter ahead of the inaugural Kia Super League.
Second year student and tennis scholar Athena Nathalia has become the first Exeter student to win the Aegon British Tour.
BUCS 2015/16 Tour Champions Alex Saunders and Sophie Stone travelled to Zagreb last week to represent the University of Exeter at the European Universities Golf Championships.
Six Exeter students and alumni will compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
After coming 2nd at the Easter trials, rowing scholar Susannah Duncan has been selected to represent Great Britain at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam from 21 – 28 August 2016.
Former world ranked No.4 Robin Sorderling gave a masterclass to student and community tennis players at the University of Exeter Sports Park, in an event organised by Pro:Direct Tennis.
Have you seen the light? The latest innovation in Indoor Cycling has arrived at the Russell Seal Fitness Centre, Sports Park.
AFTER being handed the chance to play his university rugby in a newlook national competition and gain television exposure in the process; Exeter’s Simon Linsell is determined to grab the opportunity with both hands.
University of Exeter sports coaches full of pride for silver medal winning alumni Paralympian Crystal Lane
Eight years ago Crystal Lane spent endless hours at the University of Exeter training to become one of the world’s best Paralympic cyclists.
As defending British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Men’s Rugby champions, Exeter have been selected to be one of 15 Universities across the country to work in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
AFTER being handed the chance to play his university rugby in a new look national competition and gain television exposure in the process; Exeter’s Simon Linsell is determined to grab the opportunity with both hands.
The University of Exeter is set to play a pivotal role when a thrilling new era of student rugby competition kicks off this season.
On Tuesday 11 October, the University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 170 children from four local primary schools.
The University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted a Grade 2 Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tennis Tour event during the week of 3 October 2016.
On Wednesday 19 October Dani King MBE will be at the University of Exeter Sports Park to officially launch the new indoor cycling class and to offer her knowledge to the invited guests.
University of Exeter Men’s Football 1st Team defeated Swansea University 1st Team 4-2 in an enthralling match at St. James Park in front of over 3,300 supporters – securing the Football Varsity title for 2016.
The first week of the academic year is always jam packed with busy sessions, welcoming new members to the club and getting back into some sort of shape after the long summer break.
Meg Crowson, a third year Sport and Health Sciences student, has been named in the England Women’s Under 21 squad to compete in the Junior World Cup in Chile, starting on the 24th November.
University of Exeter students Tom Lawday and Jack Owlett represented Exeter Chiefs in their Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture over Cardiff Blues on Sunday 13th November.
1st Year Biological Sciences student, Christina Shaw, has been selected for the Wales Under 21 long squad in preparation for the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana next July 2017.