Performance Sport News 10th February 2017

Men's Hockey Finish Top of the League

Yesterday men's hockey travelled to Leeds Beckett in their final league game of the regular season, in a fixture that could see them seal the BUCS North Premier B League title. After an uneasy start, where the team went down 2-0 to the home side within the first 10 minutes, coach Moodie's side found a way to rally and come out on top with a 3-2 win.

The goal scorers in this match were; Jamie Wong, Ross Jamieson and Dan Coultas.

Jamie Wong and Dan Coultas alongside teammate Dave Forrester have also been selected for the Scotland Senior Men Squad travelling away to face France in three matches this week with Coach Graham Moodie assisting. Good luck team!

Coach Graham Moodie on this Season and Winning the League

"It's very pleasing to win this league. We've had a number of challenges with availability, especially away from home and it's been a real club effort to win the title. I think we have used about 29-30 different players and all those that have played deserve credit for this."

Congratulations to everyone involved and to all of the Men's Hockey Club members here in Edinburgh on your continued success!

Women's Basketball Beat Newcastle Away

Women's basketball were also on the road this week to Newcastle, a team who had previously taken them into over-time earlier in the season. Despite beating Newcastle last time they faced them, the match would still be an important and challenging fixture in the women's season. However, the Edinburgh University side came out on top with an emphatic 80-45 win over their closest rivals.

The women now sit in 4th with Newcastle in 5th going into BUCS Premier League Final 8s.

Women's Hockey Win Away to Leeds Beckett

Women's hockey also returned to Edinburgh with a win over Leeds Beckett last night. Their final score was the same as the men's, a close fought battle but a 3-2 win for the Edinburgh University side. Congratulations to women's hockey who are currently 4th in the BUCS Premier League North A.

Scottish Student Sport National Fencing Championships

Zoe Sudderick of the University of Edinburgh won the Scottish Student National championship over the weekend and Lou Fournier was also crowned SSS Champion. Well done to all the girls involved in the National competition over the weekend hosted by Edinburgh Napier.

Men's Fencing Record 5 Wins Over Weekend

In the BUCS Premier League North this weekend Men's fencing faced five athletes from three different universities and recorded wins in all five matches over athletes from York, Leicester and Newcastle. Congratulations to all of our Performance Fencing athletes on your results over the weekend!

New Swim Coach Arrives in Edinburgh

Shannon Rollason has officially arrived for his first week in Edinburgh to work with the University's swim programme. Welcome to Edinburgh Shannon and we look forward to your work with our programme and everyone here at Edinburgh University Sport and Exercise. We will be catching up with Shannon in the coming weeks so check back here for more details on the newest addition to our Performance Sport team!

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Beth Mackie


Basketball photo credit: Craig Doyle Photography. Hockey photo credit: Celia Powell Photography

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