News archive 2017

Western Storm plan for future

Western Storm, the women’s cricket team based in South West England, have recently been training their newly formed development squad at the University of Exeter Cricket Centre.

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Jessica Ho makes debut for Hong Kong Women's Rugby

Jessica Ho (Exercise and Sport Science 2014) made her debut for Hong Kong in Women's Rugby World Cup qualifier match against Fiji in December.

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University of Exeter Forum to become giant ski slope for South West snowsports contest

More than 48 tonnes of real snow are to be delivered by lorry to the University’s Streatham Campus and dumped outside the Forum to create a giant ski slope.

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Local school children enjoy the Schools Tennis Festival

On Thursday 26 January, the University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 45 children from two local primary schools.

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Tom Abell named as Captain for Somerset County Cricket Club

Somerset County Cricket Club have named 22 year old University of Exeter graduate Tom Abell (Combined Honors 2015) as Captain for the 2017 first class cricket season. Tom signed a full time contract with Somerset after graduating and was a cricket scholar at the University.

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Be Active Be Inspired campaign launched

A new University campaign has launched encouraging students to increase their level of physical activity whilst having fun at the same time.

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Women's Rugby goes from strength to strength

Current University of Exeter sports scholar, Poppy Leitch, captained England Women’s Under 20’s to a 38-15 win versus Army Women on 16 February at Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium as well as a 17-7 defeat to France Women’s Under 20’s at Esher RFC on 25 February. 

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Exceptional second half display sends Exeter to Twickenham

University of Exeter Men’s Rugby 1s defeated Loughborough 51-28 in the 2016/17 BUCS Rugby Championship Semi-Final, with a magnificent second-half display at Topsham Sports Ground.

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Netball thriving at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has recently been fortunate enough to host a number of events in conjunction with the Team Bath Netball Superleague franchise. One of the most successful teams in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) with 5 Superleague titles, Team Bath represents a hub of netball excellence in the South West.

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High Performance athletes in Women’s Rugby Premiership Final

University of Exeter high performance athletes, help Bristol Ladies Rugby XV to their first Premiership Final in the club's history.

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BUSA Gold for Exeter Sailing 1s in Team Race

In what has been described as 'The closest Team Race event in BUSA memory' Exeter beat reigning champions Cambridge 3-1 to end their 4 year winning streak!

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Triumphant Toy at the R&A Scholar Tournament

Emily Toy put in a fantastic performance at the annual R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews coming away with the tournament title in the women’s event.

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Small-sided Hockey to make debut at University

A new small-sided hockey format is to be launched at the University in May as part of the Term 3 Intramural Sports (IMS) Programme.

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South West Regional Table Cricket Finals held at University of Exeter

On Thursday 4 May, seven schools and colleges took part in the South West Regional Table Cricket Finals in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, based at the University of Exeter.

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BUCS Golf Team Finals – Exeter 2nd team complete the BUCS double

The BUCS Golf Team Finals were hosted at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds in April with the former Ryder Cup venue providing a tough challenge for the best student golfers in the UK.

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Hockey scholars prove their worth in England Hockey U21s fixtures

Hockey scholars prove their worth in England Hockey U21s fixtures.

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Green Gold Rush at BUCS Rowing Regatta

Following an intensive training camp in the Netherlands at Tilburg, University of Exeter Boat Club were in fine form ahead of the annual BUCS Regatta. 

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Exeter University Sailing Club takes top spot in the BUSA Sunsail University Club Championships 2017

The University of Exeter Sailing Club are the winners of the Sunsail University Club Championship 2017 following their final Gold victory in the Match Racing competition.

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University Scholars sign professionally for Exeter Chiefs

Pete Laverick, Jack Owlet and Tom Lawday have all sealed their post graduate jobs with contracts at Exeter Chiefs.

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School’s Festival of Tennis a hit!

On Wednesday 24 May, the University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 160 children from five local primary schools.

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AU Colours & Awards 16/17

Last night saw the University of Exeter’s top athletes from across the Athletic Union come together for the 16-17 AU Colours & Awards ceremony.

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Women’s Cricket Superleague awash with current and former University of Exeter Students

With the Women’s Cricket Superleague (WCSL) season rapidly approaching the Western Storm franchise have announced their squad for the 2017 competition. 

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Netball scholars finish 1st Team Bath U21 season on a high

University of Exeter Netball Sports Scholars Hannah Blackman and Christina Shaw have been part of the Team Bath Netball U21 squad’s campaign in the opening year of the U21 Netball Performance League (NPL)

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Strength and Conditioning (S&C) student placements success

This year the High Performance Unit has continued its tradition of offering S&C work placements to MSc Sport and Health Sciences students, furthering the collaboration between Sports Science and University of Exeter Sport. 

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TASS Talent Shines at University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is proud to support local student athletes as part of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), a partnership between talented athletes, educational institutions and national governing bodies (NGB). 

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St Luke's Gym Refurbishment

The gym at St Luke’s Sports Centre will be undergoing a significant overhaul during the summer in preparation for the new academic year beginning in September.

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Local primary school children enjoy Sport Experience Day

On Wednesday 12 July, University of Exeter Sports Park hosted a sports experience day for Colyton Grammar School, based in East Devon.

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Exeter University Boat Club (EUBC) flying the flag at Henley Royal Regatta

One of the most prestigious competitions in rowing, Henley Royal Regatta offers the opportunity for University of Exeter rowers to compete against some of the best crews in the world.

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Smashing 7s season for EUWRFC

With the University of Exeter women’s rugby team finishing their 15s season as runners up in BUCS Premier South and losing in the quarter final stages of the BUCS Championship they were keen to continue and build on their good form during the 7s season.

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Rugby Reflections - A year for the history books for BUCS number one Rugby Club

The year that has had four rugby scholars recieve premiership contracts at Exeter Chiefs. The first BUCS Super Rugby League, Western Counties Promotion and BUCS leagues triumphs.

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Sports Scholars search-where are they now? Kathryn Lane

Former University of Exeter Sports Scholar and Women’s Hockey 1st team captain Kathryn Lane (Laney) is now contracted full time with England Hockey as part of the senior women’s squad. 

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Strong University of Exeter contingent for Exeter Chiefs Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens side

Over the weekend of the 28 - 29 July, Exeter Chiefs headed to the annual Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens in Northampton.

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Exeter alumae take to the stage at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

5 Exeter alumnae representing 3 different nations head to the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 being held in Ireland. With the pool stages of the competition kicking off on Wednesday 9 August, England will be hoping to replicate their 2014 World Cup triumph.

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Spotlight on support service providers-Renee McGregor (nutrition)

Renee McGregor, sports nutritionist and dietician has worked with the University of Exeter High Performance Programme on a consultant basis for the last 3 years.  

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Strong presence from University Alumni and current students at Gareth Steenson's testimonial match

Seven alumni and two current students played their part in Gareth Steenson's testimonail match paving the way for current students involved with Exeter University Rugby Football Club and Exeter Chiefs.

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Spotlight on support service providers - Ocean Physio and Rehab

Ocean Physio and Rehab have been an integral part of High Performance Sport at the University of Exeter for many years.

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Exeter represented at Netball Performance League (NPL) tournament

University of Exeter Netball Club (EUNC) and Exeter Netball Club (ENC) represented at Netball Performance League (NPL) tournament for the first time this year.

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Storming to the Kia Super League (KSL) 2017

Western Storm, stormed to the KSL 2017 title at the Sussex County ground. 

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Meet the former UoE students who took the Women’s Cricket Super League title

Former University of Exeter Ladies Cricket Club members and University of Exeter Sports Scholars Freya Davies, Amara Carr and Lissy Macleod were part of the victorious Western Storm squad in the Kia Super League 2017.

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Previewing Tomorrow’s Stars Today

In a preview of the season ahead where University of Exeter students feature in South West Regional and National Leagues, we caught up with players and coaches as they make their final preparations for the season and compete in their 1st fixtures.

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Exeter Netballers get Senior Wales Call Up

Current University of Exeter Netball Club 1st team captain Christina Shaw and former 1st team captain Clare Jones have both been selected to represent Wales Seniors at Netball Europe.

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Sports Scholars search-where are they now? Bethan Zeidler

Former Netball Sports Scholar Bethan Zeidler made her debut at an elite level in her 3rd sport since University in the Tyrell's Premiership 15s. 

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Skinner Soars In First Premiership Start

Recent graduate and BUCS Winning Rugby Championship Captain (2016) Sam Skinner made his first start for premiership champions Exeter Chiefs’ 1st XV against last season’s runners up Wasps.

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Sir Christopher Ondaatje extends support for cricket at Exeter with £100,000 donation

Excellence in cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted further with the generosity of Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE (Hon DLitt, 2003).

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Spotlight on support service providers-Oli Whitton (time management)

Oli Whitton is a current University of Exeter PhD student who delivers time management and goal setting workshops to our HPP athletes and squads. 

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Freshers Membership Prize Winner

This year, University of Exeter Sport launched a brand new competition for first year students, giving them an opportunity to win their 2nd year Inclusive Sports Membership for free.

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Triple selection success for UoE Women's Hockey players

Current UoE Exeter students representing UoE Women’s Hockey 1st team in BUCS Southern Premier and ISCA University in the Investec Conference West have been selected for the Great Britain Women’s Elite Development Programme.

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Putting Exeter on the Golfing Map

University of Exeter Golf Club (EUGC) have had a strong start to the season with the girls taking the bronze medal at European University Sports Association (EUSA) championships and some excellent placings at the opening BUCS tour events.

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Sports Scholars search-where are they now? Kieran Holmes-Martin and Matt Barton

Former Sports Scholars and Windsurfers Kieran Holmes-Martin and Matt Barton are both training full time in Weymouth as part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) performance pathway. We caught up with Matt and Kieran to find out what they have been up to since graduation…

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International Rugby Referee on Campus

Last week we were fortunate enough to have Luke Pearce (international rugby referee) on campus to deliver a workshop for our men’s and women’s Rugby Union High Performance athletes.

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Golf Sports Scholar Emily Toy hits the European Tour

Second year Exercise and Sports Science student Emily Toy heads to Abu Dhabi this week for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in her first appearance on the European Tour.

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Scott Strikes Silver

First year Geography student and Hockey Sports Scholar Duncan Scott takes Silver with Team GB in the U21 international tournament The Sultan of Johor Cup held in Malaysia.

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Double Delight For Students In Anglo Welsh Cup

Current students and Rugby 1st XV players Sal M’Boge and Sam Morley have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs side to face Northampton in the first leg of the Anglo Welsh Cup.

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Smashing time at the School’s Tennis Festival!

On Friday 10 November, University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 200 children from six local primary schools.

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Alumnus and Adventurer John Peck gives HPP athletes an insight into succeeding under pressure

John Peck (M.Phil 1994) returned to campus to offer an insight into how having your resilience and resourcesfulness tested can ultimately help athletes succeed.

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Team Bath Partnership helps University of Exeter to take Netball to the next level

Exeter-based athletes, from U15s to U21s, are benefitting from significantly more high quality coaching and support services now that the University has become one of only two hosts of the newly-launched Team Bath Netball Futures performance pathway across the South West.

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Prestigious Scholarships for Exeter golfers

The R&A (Royal & Ancient) have increased their support of golf at the University of Exeter by awarding Foundation Scholarships to nine leading student golfers.

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Max Stedman Clinches China Road Race Victory

Part time Exercise and Sport Sciences student Max Stedman has won the three stage 2.2 Class event in Quanzhou Bay, China.

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EUWRFC debuts in Women’s Rugby Autumn Internationals

Current University of Exeter students, EUWRFC and Bristol Ladies team mates Caity Mattinson and Lagi Tuima made their senior England debuts last week against Canada in the autumn internationals.

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