Men's Rugby Promotion
A huge congratulations go to our Men's rugby team who have this week been promoted to the BUCS Rugby Union Premier A League for next season! Well done on a successful season and we can't wait for next season as the team step up to compete in this higher division.
Rugby 7s Northumbria
Well done to our women's rugby 7s side on winning the first North 7s tournament! They beat hosts, Team Northumbria in the final 27-5!
Our men also placed well, finishing in 3rd as hosts Northumbria took 1st place in the Men's competition.
The team backed up their dramatic 79-78 home win against Sheffield at Pleasance with a 66-56 win over Oaklands and a 70-47 win over Barking Abbey, both at the Oriam in the same weekend. This took them to a 3 game win streak and put them right back in the race for a WBBL Playoff Spot. However, last weekend a strong Sevenoaks Suns side travelled to Oriam and broke that streak with a 86-70 victory over the home side. Pride are still in the race for a playoff spot with 2 more, must-win, regular season games. See them in their last home game of the season this Sunday at Oriam, half-price tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wbbl-championship-caledonia-pride-vs-manchester-mystics-tickets-32346946588?aff=es2
SSS Home Nations at Peffermill
Day 1: Scotland Dominate Against Wales
On day one of the BUCSsport Home Nations, hosted here at the University of Edinburgh's Peffermill Playing fields, Scotland and Wales faced each other on the football and hockey field. It was a 3-0 victory for the Scotland women’s football team who dominated the match. The men’s hockey game saw a similar story with a 4-2 Scottish victory. Women's hockey, however, could not stave off the strong Welsh side and fell 2-1 to the visitors, whilst men's football took another victory for Scotland with a final 3-2 score over Wales.
In an exciting day of rugby 7s fixtures at Peffermill, Scotland's women's side, coached by Edinburgh University's Claire Cruikshank and hosting a number of Edinburgh University athletes, took victory over England and Wales to win the Home Nations Tournament. Scotland also entered a B team to the women's tournament with a number of Edinburgh athletes who competed well throughout and added to the competitiveness of the tournament!
Scotland's men's side beat Wales in their opener of the day, 22-10, however, they lost out to England who took home 1st place on the day. Congratulations to all Edinburgh university staff and athletes involved in both squads!
On day 3 out at Peffermill, as we play host to the BUCSsport Home Nations 2017, our Scotland women's side defeat England on penalties to claim victory. The women's match tied 1-1 and the girls went on to finish well against the English keeper winning them the tournament after a 3-0 win over Wales on day 1.
Men's hockey 3-1 victory over England adds to their 4-2 win over Wales on day 1, pushing them to a 1st place finish. Women's hockey narrowly missed out again, losing 2-1 to England Hockey in a close tournament.
Men's football finished things off with a 1-1 result against England which won Scotland the overall title of Home Nations Champions. Congratulations to all our Scottish staff and athletes!
Well done to Iain Mclaughlan who secured 8th place in the u21 UK rankings after a series of World and European sailing qualifiers!
Individual Performance Athlete Success
IPP athlete and Olympic Diver, Grace Reid, won a Bronze medal with Tom Daley in the 3m mixed synchro event at the 3rd leg of the Diving World Series in Kazan this week.
IPP table tennis athlete, Calum Main, alongside alumni and former IPP athlete Sean Doherty, became the Scottish Men’s National doubles champions. Calum has also been selected to represent Scotland at the European Qualifiers in Ireland later this month.