Another action packed weekend of U.K. university sport saw students from a wide range of sports compete in both Regional Tournaments and World Championships.
This week, we look at two recent events in the U.K. university sport calendar; the 2021/22 London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) Games and the World University Cross Country Championships.
2021/22 London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) Fest Recap
London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) is an annual sports competition for higher education institutions in London within the BUCS framework.
The regional event which has been running since 2012, offers students of all ability levels the opportunity to get involved in sport and compete against other university sides from the capital.
Although there are no BUCS points awarded, champions were crowned in Basketball, Badminton, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Tennis, Ultimate and Volleyball to make the event another huge success.
With 15 final being played on Sunday (13th), this year’s festival of London university sport saw champions crowned in 9 different sports.
GB Athletes Impress At The 2022 FISU World University Cross Country Championships
On Saturday 12th March, 12 students from the U.K. represented their universites are this year’s World University Cross Country Championships in Aveiro, Portugal. The annual event provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience International competition and represent their universities on a global stage.
This year, 12 students from four different universities were chosen to represent Great Britain based on their impressive BUCS cross country seasons.
Gold and Silver For U.K. University Women’s Sport Scholars
Former sport scholar and St. Mary’s University graduate (Sport and Exercise Science), Isobel Fry, finished first in the women’s to take home the gold medal for GB.
Current University of Birmingham Sport Scholar, Saskia Millard finished second to complete the 1-2 in the GB individual women’s competition.
In the relay mixed, Alexandra Millard (Loughborough), Edward Potter (Loughborough), Sabrina Sinha (Birmingham) and Justin Davies (Loughborough) also finished second to secure an overall Team Gold for GB.
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