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Hockey Scholar Kathryn Lane

Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams through to Championship Finals

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 FinalsAs part of BUCS Big Wednesday, the finals will take place on Wednesday 16 March at Abbeydale Sports Club in Sheffield. The matches will take place on the iconic blue and pink pitch which was used at the London 2012 Olympics and has been re-laid in Abbeydale as part of the Games' legacy.

Exeter Women’s 1st team take on Birmingham Women’s 1st at 14:30, with Exeter Men’s 1st team facing Loughborough Men’s 1st at 16:45.  Please visit the BUCS website for more information on the event.

Chris McInroy, Director of Hockey, is looking forward to the event: “It will be a special day for us with both the boys' and the girls' teams in the Championship finals. I know they will do themselves and the University proud”.

Men’s 1st team coach Simon Tyson commented: “The team has progressed well over the course of the season, and we are looking forward to what promises to be a competitive final against Loughborough at the pinnacle of student Hockey”.

Hockey is one of nine focus sports at the University of Exeter. At the time of writing,  we are currently ranked Number 1 in the 2015/16 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings, and our Hockey programme receives specialist support from the High Performance Unit and dedicated Strength and Conditioning coaches. The University of Exeter Sports Scholarship Scheme is one of the most prestigious in the UK, helping the best student athletes to reach their full potential. The scheme provides a comprehensive support package and is tailored to suit the needs of each individual athlete. Many of our graduating scholars have progressed to a professional level in their chosen sport and represented their respective countries on the global stage.

The University of Exeter has been awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2016 Sports University of the Year, following significant investment and development over the past 10 years. The University has also achieved a Global 100 ranking in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The prestigious rankings, which mean Exeter retains its position as best in the South West, take into account a wide range of factors, including student satisfaction and research excellence. 

Date: 8 March 2016