Performance Sport News 2nd February 2017

Women's Rugby Crowned BUCS Premier League Champions

A huge congratulations this week goes to Women's rugby, who not only recorded an emphatic home win over Newcastle University, 70-0, but also secured their spot as League Champions. Despite missing five of their key players, who were away in training for National Team duties this Friday, the side put on a strong performance, proving why they deserve that league title. Congratulations to Coach Cruikshank and all the team!

Try scorers for the match: Lucy Winter, Natalie Guy, Liusaidh McMaster, Amy Walter, Nicola Howat, Liz Musgrove and Elis Martin.

Strong Representation for Edinburgh University in Women's Six Nations Side

Edinburgh university's women's rugby players will, once again, be strongly represented on the international stage in the coming weeks. Edinburgh alumni, Lisa Martin will once again Captain the Scottish side and is joined by fellow alumni, Karen Dunbar, Edinburgh University Hall-of-Famer Heather Lockhart and Player of the Match from last autumn's World Cup Qualifier against Spain, Helen Nelson.

This wealth of experience is joined by five current Edinburgh University Performance Athletes: Katie Dougan, Megan Gaffney, Rhona Lloyd, Lisa Thomson and Sarah Law. Congratulations to all nine athletes selected and we wish them all the best in their first Six Nations fixture this Friday at Broadwood against Ireland. The match will be shown live on Scottish Rugby TV with a 6:35pm kick-off.

Men's Rugby Win at Home Over Strathclyde

After a very close match which remained tied at 17-17 until the very last minutes of the match, Men's Rugby came out on top with a 22-17 win over Strathclyde University. This gave Edinburgh University two wins in their double-header at Peffermill yesterday and kept the men on top of the league with three games to play still in their regular season.

Women's Hockey Lose out to Birmingham at Home

Women's hockey could not keep the winning streak alive at Peffermill yesterday as they faced Birmingham at home. The home side lost out 3-1 to the team at the top of the league and currently sit in fourth place with two regular season games left to play. Best of luck to the women who travel to Leeds Beckett next Wednesday!

Men's Hockey in Away Tie with Leeds

Our men's side went a goal behind, from the short corner, early in the match. However, a great goal from Jamie Wong tied the game and allowed the men to leave with a game in hand still able to win the league. Coach Moodie had this to say after the match: "We created some good chances but they had nine short corners, so really it could have gone either way. We'll take the point and work hard to improve next week!"

A win at home against Leeds Beckett next week will guarantee the men's side the BUCS Premier League North B title. Best of luck to men's hockey next week and be sure to check back here for the result!

Women's Fencing are Successful at Home

Last weekend (28th/29th January) our Women's Performance Fencing welcomed athletes from: Leeds, St Andrews, Nottingham and Newcastle to St Leonards. Our female athletes came out on top with wins over all four universities, ending the league on a high. Congratulations to all of our Performance Athletes!

Men's Fencing Record Away Win over St Andrews

Our Men's Fencing team travelled to St Andrews yesterday, in an away league fixture and returned with a 135-113 win. This weekend the Men's side host the University of York, Leicester and Newcastle in their last league fixtures of the year. Congratulations and good luck this weekend!

Sailor Seeks Olympic Success

Congratulations to one of our IPP athletes, Gillies Munro, who has been named in the British Sailing Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle squad! Gillies is one step closer to competing for GB in the 2020 Olympics and we look forward to supporting and following his sporting journey! Good luck Gillies!

Performance Athletes Recognised at 2017 SU Ball

Women's Rugby: Congratulations to Lisa Thomson who was presented with the Captain ST Garner Trophy for outstanding 1st year contribution to University Sport. Well done also to Sarah Law for winning an Executive Award.

Women's Hockey: Women's hockey had a very successful night, being awarded with the Lillywhite Shield for Club of the Year.

Rowing: The Men's Coxed 4 honoured by winning the President's Trophy for Team of the Year!

Male Athlete of the Year: Well done to Alex Chepelin, orienteer, who was presented with the Vancouver Quaich for Male Athlete of the Year. Congratulations also go to fellow orienteer, Charlotte Watson for her Executive Award.

Female Athlete of the Year: Grace Reid, one of our IPP athletes was awarded with the Eva Bailey Cup for Female Athlete of the Year following her performance in Rio this summer! Congratulations Grace!

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