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Topping the tables- Focus Sports Regional and National League standings

Taking stock mid-season 3 of our focus sports (Men’s Hockey, Netball and Men’s Rugby) have their respective Regional and National league titles and promotion in sight. 

Chiefs and University lead the way in 2018

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.

Exeter represent at European Indoor Hockey Championships

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.

Seun Olusanya shortlisted for the Filippi Spirit Award by World Rowing

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. 

EUWRFC represent in England Women’s Rugby Six Nations Training Squad

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. 

From BUCS to the international stage-Highlights from our High Performance bursars

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.

Stumps Fly For Bowling Bamber - ICC U19 World Cup, New Zealand

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. 

100 most inspirational women in Exeter featuring EUWRFC Jo Yapp

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.

Conference Cup Challengers-Exeter fight for BUCS Gold

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.

'Exeter doesn't give walkovers'- Rugby League defy the odds

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.

Exeter Hockey alumni head to the Gold Coast

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.

Future’s bright for Bamber

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.

Exeter Big BUCS Wednesday hopes with Women’s Lacrosse 2s

The University of Exeter Women’s Lacrosse 2nd team head to Big BUCS Wednesday where they take on University of Manchester Women’s 1st team in the BUCS Trophy final.

Ruan Louw – University of Exeter’s New Head of Cricket

South African Ruan Louw has been appointed as Head of Cricket 

Alumni Sports Day - Saturday 2nd June

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.

Call for the Commonwealths-Former Sports Scholar Kathryn Lane selected for England hockey

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.

EUWRFC shine on the international stage

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.

EUWRFC head to Twickenham

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.

Golden moment-EUWRFC take the title in extra time at Twickenham

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.

EUMHC reach the Premier play offs

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.

Exeter participation in Netball Performance League (NPL) for Team Bath squads

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. 

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) downhill mountain bike race success

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. 

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.

Exeter University Men’s & Women’s Cricket Teams out of the crease for season start

Season off to a mixed start for University of Exeter Cricket Club

Women’s Rugby Sports Scholar Clara Nielson heads to the Arctic

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.

EUMHC earn spot in top flight England Hockey Premier Division

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.  

Indoor Season finishes with a BUCS Gold for Exeter 2nd Team

The University’s Men’s 2nd team have taken BUCS Gold in the new Trophy Tournament that was hosted in the Devon Cricket Centre.

Promotion, Contracts & International Caps - EURFC Season Ends On A High

Playoff win for EURFC seals Promotion and caps off another season of team and individual achievements.

Top of tennis-Athena goes unbeaten in BUCS league and cup matches

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.

Exeter Golfers make their mark on the BUCS Student Tour 2017-2018

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.

Football flying high at University of Exeter

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.