Aiming high in sport
As City Magazine goes live, the University's sportsmen and women are coming to the end of another successful season. In the British Universities & Colleges Sport Leagues (BUCS), the Mens Rugby team secured promotion, winning 11 of its 12 league matches. The Menâs Tennis team enjoyed similar success, winning 8 of 10 matches and league promotion, while their female counterparts reached the quarter final of the Conference Cup, an achievement that was recognised when they received the Team of the Year shield in Cityâs 2014 Studentsâ Union Awards.
Golf and Cheerleading may be relatively new sports for the University, but novelty has proved no barrier to success. The Mixed Golf team marked the end of its second season with a runners up finish in its league, while the Central City Allstars, City's cheerleading competition squad, finished in second place at the ICC British Nationals Competition in March 2014.
CitySport is as committed to its individual sportsmen and women as it is to its representational teams. At the BUCS Individual Indoor Championships in February 2014, City fielded an exceptional group of student athletes who competed in sports including Fencing, Judo, Karate, Mountaineering and Swimming. In the Men's Judo Individual Championships, Sungyong Jeong reached the semi- final in his category, while High Jumper Georgia Nwawulor represented the University for the second consecutive year. With an impressive 1.67 metre jump, Georgia claimed the Bronze medal on the final day of the competition and just one month later, she won the prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award at the Students' Union Awards.