Multisport Success and International Representation across Team Leicester

Posted by lcj11 at May 14, 2018 10:38 AM |
A variety of of success stories from the past couple of weeks.

Sport Scholar Josh Crane influential in Coventry Blaze U20 National Ice Hockey Title

Last weekend at the Bauer Arena, Ice Sheffield, Coventry Blaze U20s won the 2018 Ice Hockey Under-20 National Final with a 4-0 shutout of Fife Falcons. Following the conclusion of the game, University of Leicester 1st year student and Team Leicester Sports Scholar, Josh Crane (goalkeeper) was named Coventry’s Man of the Match by the Blaze coaching staff. Following this announcement, Josh said: “This is such an honour for me, for the coaches to pick me as man of the match in a game full of great performances from the boys. The game was so fun to play, the crowd got really involved and it really spurred everyone on to put on a great show that really came through on TV. Overall I have to say it’s a truly great feeling, especially having lost to them 2-0 last year”

Men’s Cricket Team Train with Ireland Test Squad

During the University of Leicester Men’s pre-preseason training schedule, Ben Smith, Ireland Coach and ULCC coach organised for a number of the ULCC 1XI to train at Grace Road with the Ireland Test Squad.

The BUCS Cricket season is now underway with the men’s 1st and 3rd teams winning their games at Stoughton on Wednesday afternoon.

Nick Cummins heading to the Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championships

Sports Scholar Nick Cummins has been selected to be part of Great Britain squad who will compete at the Japan Para Championships in Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, between the 22nd and 27th of May. The tournament is part of the team’s preparation for the World Championships in August.

Fantastic Weekend in the sun at BUCS outdoor Athletics

UOLRAC had a fantastic weekend in the sun at the highly competitive BUCS outdoor athletics competition.
Highlights included, sports scholar Megan Rowe challenging to progress through the women’s 400m rounds, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot by 3 places. The men’s 4 x 100m relay team setting a new club record.

Post competition, Alex Le Gresley said: “As the club's track team is in the early stages of development the chance to compete against world class athletes is an excellent opportunity for our members and shows us what we can achieve as a club if we put in the hard work. This year the sprint section of the club has had great engagement at training, so now we have a core group of dedicated members we can focus on growth and performance which will start with a big sign up of prospective sprinters next year”

American Football

Even though the American Football season is a short one, three players from the University American Football team are continuing to play after being contracted to National and International teams.

Daniel Raeburn and Chris Miyouna are currently playing for Tamworth Phoenix, who were crowned British Champions last season. The team are currently playing in the Northern European League where they will be playing against teams from Copenhagen and Carlstad Crusaders.

Matthew Daltrey, signed a semi-professional contract with the Giessen Golden Dragons in German Football League 2

Club President, Ollie Smith said “It is fantastic to see Daniel, Chris and Matthew being offered these playing opportunities. I would like to thank all of the coaching staff for all of their hard work with the players this season. The committee and I are very much looking forward to seeing the team develop into a cohesive unit which will challenge for promotion and championships in the coming seasons”

BUCS Regatta Success for the University Boat Club - Alice Bloomer wins the first BUCS medal for 15 years.

The University of Leicester Boat Club had an incredible weekend at the 2018 BUCS regatta. The club entered 13 crews with the club seeing record results and consistency across all four squads.

For the first time in the club’s history two senior women were entered into the single sculls, significantly both Mary and Alice had only picked up sculling this year. Mary Bryant Jeans successfully achieved a D final in the Women’s Open weight Int1x, whilst Alice Bloomer successfully negotiated her way through the rounds to the A final. In a tense final, Alice challenged the rest of the field throughout the race, finishing in 2nd place and earning the club’s first BUCS medal in 15 years.

Other results from the weekend:
Novice women.
4+ 2nd in the D final
8+ 1st place in the D final
Novice men.
4+ 13th in the time trial- placing 17th nationally following their final
8+ 24th in the time trial- placing 22nd following their D final
Women’s 4’s & 8’s
8 (made up of senior & novice women) placing in the E final
4 10th in the time trial- making it through to the B final
Senior Men Int8+ (One of the flagship events of the competition)
Placed 24th nationally

Post competition, Beck Goodman, Boat Club President said:
“The regatta has seen fantastic results across the board, with both the senior and novice squads consistently placing crews in the national top 25. In the Victor Ludorum standings the club placed 25th overall, making it one of the best BUCS regatta performances for the club ever!
It is with thanks to the incredibly hard working student students within the club who make brilliant results like these possible, as well as support and funding from Sport and Active Life and the University of Leicester supplying additional racing equipment which has in no doubt played a big part in our successes, with hopefully more to come later this season

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