News archive 2018
On the 3rd of December Exeter University had the honour of being one of the first universities to be awarded the new England Athletics Charter Mark.
Somerset’s County Cricketers made the short trip over the border to Devon recently in order to use the training facilities at the University of Exeter. Somerset has always had strong links with the University. Current Club Captain and former University of Exeter Sports Scholar, Tom Abell graduated from the University in 2015 with a degree in French and Sports Sciences and captained the University of Exeter Men's Cricket 1st team.
Cara Gainer, who represents Oxfordshire, and Emily Toy, from Cornwall, are the first women to take part in the annual trip.
Exeter’s elite student-athletes have started 2018-2019 with a flourish.
The 2017 BA Business Economics Graduate, Sam Skinner, made his starting senior international debut for Scotland against Fiji.
In a first-of-its-kind fixture held at the Exeter Chiefs home ground Sandy Park, EURFC played host to close neighbours, University of Bristol Women’s 1st XV and then most northerly Super BUCS Rugby team University of Northumbria.
As part of the Gifted and Talented programme run in Exeter’s local Primary Schools, performance netballers Hannah Blackman and Christina Shaw spoke about their netball journeys to primary school pupils from across Exeter.
Significant performances with his team Canyon Eisberg (UCI Continental) and a dominant display in France for the GB U23 has led to further selection to feature in the UCI World Road Race Championships.
University of Exeter Sport welcomes FA athletes as part of Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) programme
Having been a TASS Delivery Site for a number of years and worked with aspiring student athletes who have gone on to represent their country at senior international level, Exeter are excited to welcome the future stars of England Women’s Football to their performance training environment.
Summer smiles for Bamber as First-Class cricket opportunity comes against an in form Sussex.
With Sailing as one of the University of Exeter Performance sports and Exeter listed as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) partner University, current University of Exeter students and graduates were well represented at the Sailing World Championships.
Recent graduate (BSc Exercise & Sport Sciences) and road cycling star Max Stedman got his first call up for Team GB at U23 level.
Enhancing employability-Sports Science students gain practical experience with University of Exeter Sport Performance team in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) and Performance Analysis
In partnership with the University Sport and Health Sciences department the University of Exeter Sport Performance team offers student work placements in S&C and Performance Analysis to provide experience of working within a Performance environment. For the recent academic year S&C placement students Abbie, Joss and Ben reflected on their roles…
Current students and University of Exeter coaching and support staff fly to Canada for England Women’s U20s tour in August.
Silver linings-Netball Sports Scholars finish runners up in the Netball Performance League (NPL) final tournament with Team Bath U21s
University of Exeter Netball Sports Scholars and Exeter Netball Club players, Hannah Blackman (BSc Criminology) and Christina Shaw (BSC Biological Sciences) were part of the Team Bath NPL U21 squad who took home the silver medal in a dramatic final NPL tournament in Nottingham.
Chances with Chiefs-Exeter University Men’s Rugby players well represented in Exeter Chiefs Premiership Rugby 7s side
A number of current University of Exeter students, alumni Sports Scholar Tom Lawday and two prospective incoming students were named in the Exeter Chiefs Premiership 7s side for the pre-season 7s tournament at Northampton's Franklin's Gardens.
University of Exeter Men’s Lacrosse Sports Scholar Diego Larraz-Ramirez was selected to represent Spain in the 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships held in Netanya, Israel from the 12th-21st July.
The Lightweight women’s double scull of Sports Scholars Susannah Duncan and Danielle Semple stormed to the final and took home the bronze medal for GB at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships in Poland.
University Sport Scholar, Emily Toy, Pushes the best in the country in the English Women’s Amateur Championship.
University Sport Scholar, Emily Toy, Pushes the best in the country in the English Women’s Amateur Championship.
Exeter Tennis Duo represent GB Universities in close fought matches against Harvard and Yale. Sofie Woon and Olivia Parson were selected to compete for GB Universities against a select Harvard and Yale team in a friendly match held at Loughborough University last week. There were two Harvard players and two Yale players making up the touring team, there were singles and doubles matches played in a tightly fought fixture.
University of Exeter Sport is proud to once again host Western Storm one of the 6 franchises represented in the Kia Super League and the defending champions from 2017. Arriving on Monday 16th July Western Storm begin their preparations to defend their title in what promises to be an exciting season.
University of Exeter Law graduate and former women’s cricket Sports Scholar Freya Davies has recently joined Western Storm for the start of their 2018 Kia Super League campaign .
Sports Scholars Susannah Duncan and Danielle Semple made the first final at Henley for 45 years for an Exeter crew, as part of their preparations for GB U23 World Rowing Championships at the end of July
With the majority of our performance sports in their off season, many of our Sailing and Windsurfing Sports Scholars are in their main competition phase over the summer. Sports Scholar James Hatcher who is part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) pathway reflects on results from the BUCS Windsurfing event.
Netball selection success - University of Exeter Netball players feature in Wales and Team Bath age group squads
University of Exeter Sports Scholars Hannah Blackman and Christina Shaw have been named in the Team Bath U21 squad for the final Netball Performance League (NPL) tournament in Nottingham. High Performance Bursar Betsy Creak trialled successfully for the Wales Senior long squad, with Christina named in the Wales U21 squad.
Alex Sheppy (BSc Biosciences), recently spent time in Bosnia & Slovenia competing for GB at Senior and U23 level.
Having won Commonwealth Bronze with England Hockey on the Gold Coast in what was her first major senior international competition, Exeter alumnae Kathryn Lane (Laney) has made the final squad of 18 for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.
With 9 top 3 finishes in the BUCS Student Tour events from University of Exeter Golfers and 4 men and 3 women qualifying for the Tour Finals Exeter produced strong individual and team results across the 2017-2018 season.
Exeter alumnae, former Sports Scholar and EULHC 1st team captain Kathryn Lane (Laney) returned to campus following her recent bronze medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with the women’s hockey squad.
University of Exeter Men’s 1st team took the Western 1A league title and secured promotion in the playoff fixtures to earn BUCS Premier League status for next season.
On Saturday 2nd June the University will be hosting our first Alumni Sports Day at the Sports Park and we hope to see many alumni return to campus to compete against current student teams.
High Performance Bursar Athena Nathalia finished the BUCS 2017-2018 season unbeaten in BUCS league and cup matches, contributing to the Women's 1st team 4th place finish in the BUCS National League.
Playoff win for EURFC seals Promotion and caps off another season of team and individual achievements.
The University’s Men’s 2nd team have taken BUCS Gold in the new Trophy Tournament that was hosted in the Devon Cricket Centre.
Season off to a mixed start for University of Exeter Cricket Club
Over 2 weekends of crucial fixtures in a fight for promotion EUMHC held strong to secure a place in the England Hockey Premier Division for the 2018-2019 season.
Fresh from winning BUCS Gold with the University of Exeter women’s rugby side, Sports Scholar and PhD in Biological Sciences student Clara Nielson is spending 2 weeks in Svalbard as part of an ongoing research project.
Exeter University Netball Club (EUNC) partnership with Exeter Netball Club (ENC) Regional squad showing great success this season
Exeter Netball Club have been competing in the Regional 1 division for a number of years, fighting for promotion to Premier League 3.
University of Exeter Netball Club (EUNC) and Exeter Netball Club (ENC) compete this season for the NPL Team Bath squads within U17, U19 and U21 age groups.
An intense three days of BUCS Downhill Mountain biking in Wales challenged Exeter University Cycling Club who came out of the event with a number of successes.
EUWRFC snatched a dramatic extra time victory at Twickenham to beat fellow South West rivals Hartpury University Centre in the BUCS Championship final lifting the trophy for the 2nd time in recent years.
University of Exeter Men’s Hockey have secured the Men’s Hockey League Conference West title in a race for the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division playoffs.
EUWRFC face Hartpury in a clash of the best in the South West and a quest for the BUCS Championship at Twickenham on Wednesday 11th April.
First year BA Theology student Ethan Bamber continues his recent run of success and signs his first professional contract with Middlesex County Cricket. Middlesex have offered Ethan a 3 year summer deal, which allows him to play professional cricket at the highest level whilst continuing with his academic studies at the University of Exeter.
South African Ruan Louw has been appointed as Head of Cricket
When Men's Rugby League 2's travelled to Brighton even the most loyal of club members had resigned themselves to the inevitable outcome. As the fixture had been rearranged many of the team were unavailable due to academic commitments, leaving nine players to go up against Brighton's seventeen man squad. The result? A resounding 42-26 victory.
Current High Performance Bursars excel in a wide range of sports including kayaking, cross country, shooting and riding. We caught up with Alex, Rebecca, Emma and Libby to see what they have been up to.
With the Wales Hockey squad Commonwealth Games announcement Exeter graduates feature in both the men’s and women’s side with alumnae Women’s 1st team goalkeeper Ella Jackson and alumni Men’s 1st team midfielder Ben Francis heading to their 1st Commonwealth Games.
Back row to Bobsleigh-Former Men’s Rugby Sports Scholar Sam Blanchet Reflects on his first Winter Olympics
With the snow finally thawed and winter hopefully behind us, we caught up with the Exeter Alumni (2.1, BEng Mechanical Engineering) on his experience at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
With 9 opportunities for BUCS Gold Exeter head to the Western Conference Cup finals at University of the West of England on Wednesday 7th March.
Former Sports Scholar and University of Exeter Women's Hockey 1st team captain Kathryn Lane (Laney) has been named in the England Hockey squad who will be looking to fight for gold in April.
With Caity Mattinson, Lagi Tuima and Poppy Leitch named as part of the Women’s 6 Nations training squad alongside Exeter alumnae and BUCS 2013 Gold medal winning captain Amber Reed, EUWRFC are shining on the international stage.
Former England rugby player and current Exeter University and England U20s women’s rugby head coach, Jo Yapp named as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ in Exeter.
First year BA Theology & Religion Student and Sport Scholar Ethan Bamber spent his New Year representing the England U19 Cricket team in the ICC World Cup hosted by New Zealand.
The England Women’s Rugby Six nations 35-man training squad was recently announced and includes three Exeter Sport Scholars Lagi Tuima, Poppy Leitch and Caity Mattinson, as well as alumnae Amber Reed.
Oluwaseun (Seun) Olusanya current President of Exeter University Boat Club (EUBC) has been shortlisted for the Filippi Spirit Award by World Rowing for her fundraising work for Médecins Sans Frontières following the most recent hurricane in Haiti.
With the Men’s and Women’s European Indoor Hockey Championships taking place in January, Exeter had current University students and Sports Scholars representing in both events.
Exeter Chiefs are holding onto the top spot aloft the best teams in the country as are the University’s Men’s 1st XV Super Rugby Team who are leading the way for 2018 with the next round of BUCS Super Rugby taking place next week.