News archive 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new University campaign has launched encouraging students to increase their level of physical activity whilst having fun at the same time.
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.
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.
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.
University of Exeter high performance athletes, help Bristol Ladies Rugby XV to their first Premiership Final in the club's history.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey scholars prove their worth in England Hockey U21s fixtures.
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.
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.
Pete Laverick, Jack Owlet and Tom Lawday have all sealed their post graduate jobs with contracts at Exeter Chiefs.
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.
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.
With the Women’s Cricket Superleague (WCSL) season rapidly approaching the Western Storm franchise have announced their squad for the 2017 competition.
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)
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.
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).
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.
On Wednesday 12 July, University of Exeter Sports Park hosted a sports experience day for Colyton Grammar School, based in East Devon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the weekend of the 28 - 29 July, Exeter Chiefs headed to the annual Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens in Northampton.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Physio and Rehab have been an integral part of High Performance Sport at the University of Exeter for many years.
University of Exeter Netball Club (EUNC) and Exeter Netball Club (ENC) represented at Netball Performance League (NPL) tournament for the first time this year.
Western Storm, stormed to the KSL 2017 title at the Sussex County ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellence in cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted further with the generosity of Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE (Hon DLitt, 2003).
Oli Whitton is a current University of Exeter PhD student who delivers time management and goal setting workshops to our HPP athletes and squads.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday 10 November, University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 200 children from six local primary schools.
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.
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.
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.
Part time Exercise and Sport Sciences student Max Stedman has won the three stage 2.2 Class event in Quanzhou Bay, China.
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.