Sunday, August 14

Tag: RHUL Sport

A Chat With Cheer
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A Chat With Cheer

Cheerleading is a sport that is often associated with American High Schools, PomPoms and the 'Mean Girls' type Popularity. In order to break that stereotype and reveal the truth about what it takes to be a cheerleader, I spoke to Becca Stewart, President of Cheerleading at Royal Holloway and gained insight into what the sport really entails. It is no doubt that cheerleading is one of the fiercest sports on campus, but fierce often gets confused with bitchy. What would you say to any freshers wanting to try out that might feel a little intimidated by the sport’s reputation? I want to assure all freshers that being a part of our club is like joining a family. Whilst we are fierce and fiery on the mat, as soon as we come off we are straight back to being so supportive and friendly, alwa...
A Talk With Men’s Football
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A Talk With Men’s Football

Men's Football is one of the largest clubs on campus and one of the biggest sports in the world. With the World Cup just finishing and England doing so well, I spoke to Royal Holloway's President of Men's Football, Remy Henry, to see what he had to say about the sport that is so close to all of our hearts. As someone who has played on the 1st team for two years, what aspired you to want to take it to the next level and run for President? My passion for Football is one of the main reasons why I decided to run for President. This ties into wanting to run for Men's Football to ensure that all of the members can benefit from being a part of the club, as well as ensuring that Men's Football is a club that is welcoming to everyone. You joined the 1st team as a fresher and will finish yo...
League 4A is White, Green and Purple this year
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League 4A is White, Green and Purple this year

Another year of lectures almost done, another season over. But for the Hockey Men’s 1st XI, this hasn’t just been any normal season. What do I mean by this? It has been abnormal, because on Wednesday 11th March, at 14.15pm, the men in white, green and purple were crowned undefeated champions of league 4A, thereby ensuring their promotion. It had been mathematically confirmed two games previous, after the defeat of Imperial Medics in a thumping 5-0 win in front of the home faithful. It would be fair to say that we had an exuberant group of fans that day, unlike the away day experienced by the legendary Wealdstone Raider. However, after that day, what remained illusive to us and to so many teams in the past was the undefeated, ten-wins-from-ten season. A tricky home match against Ports...
THE Team to Watch: RHUL Bears Basketball
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THE Team to Watch: RHUL Bears Basketball

We haven’t quite seen a team like this. Promise and potential are on both Men’s and Women’s teams this year, and yet performance has exceeded expectations. Women’s Basketball, in the top division of the BUCS league (1A) of team sports on campus, has kept their record undefeated- not only in BUCS but in the LUSL league and the BUCS cup. Both teams have benefitted enormously from fresh talent, and three stars players have joined the club, but more importantly it is the work ethic that has changed the face of the club this year. Our bears are passionate about ball, training, gymming early, shooting hoops regardless of the weather. Our be.active sessions have been more attended than ever before and with more involvement from the club members. Even more so, the club is passionate in what they...
2015: Playing the Game
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2015: Playing the Game

Bears find it hard to come back after hibernation… considering the mince pies, Christmas feasts, and New Years Eve extravaganza. Yet amidst the holiday cheer, basketball bears weren’t fooling around; 2015 has hit the ground running for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The ladybears started off with their first game of 2015 on the home court v. UEL (University of East London). The tables turned, as this was the first close game the girls have played all season, holding their undefeated record with large margins in all of their past games. Having beat UEL in the first half of the season by 77 points, UEL surprised RHUL with two new players. The game was a rollercoaster, up in the first half by 17, then down by 8 in the 3rd quarter, only to win 65-60. It proved one thing for the Women’s te...
Women’s Football – Still Walking on Water
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Women’s Football – Still Walking on Water

Currently undefeated and top of their BUCS league, Women’s Football’s first team faced Portsmouth in the first round of the South Eastern Conference Cup this Bears day, and were keen to maintain their winning streak! There was no question it would be a fast paced game, with right midfielder Alicia Lyne making some impressive runs down the wing, and setting up a beautiful cross for striker Flora Green making it 1-0 to Holloway in the 22nd minute! Krissie Glover set up Portsmouth’s subsequent own goal from an on point corner and went on to assist yet another Holloway goal placed neatly in the back of the net by Michelle Iversen Badiane in the second half! With Portsmouth having lost one of their best players to injury, as well as their keeper, who casually popped her shoulder back into pl...
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#BearsDay- Rowing? Paddle-happy winners!

The rowing club, over the last few months, has had a great start to the academic year, and we are all really excited to show our potential at BUCS too. We’ve had a brilliant intake of freshers, and it’s great to see the team spirit continue from last year. We are aiming to maintain the high levels of enthusiasm as well through the frosty winter mornings we all love so much! We have been taking on more opportunities to train, work out and improve our standards. In October the senior squad competed at Cambridge Autumn Head. Both the Men's 8+ IM3 and the Women's 4+ IM3 won their category, whilst the other boats competing on the day (two more women's and one more men's boat) were able to gain very respectable times providing us with a lot of confidence for the rest of the year. Lastly, we ha...
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In Your Socs – BioSoc welcomes Sassy Scientists

BioSoc have had a tremendous start, our Inaugurations being the most memorable! A great turnout and a great night! Sassy scientists working those white lab coats (although they weren’t so white after… Sorry!). Thank you to those who volunteered during our BioMentoring week, your guidance was appreciated. We welcomed a new partnership with TEACH FIRST this term and with their support we will be hosting various events for you to learn more about the organisation. We are also backing ACTION DUCHENNE this year! A charity that raises money towards Duchenne muscular dystrophy research and provides support to those affected. What’s next? A few things we’d really love for you all to get involved in, LOVE IN A BOX, organised by the Community Action team and our BIG charity event this term, “LIGHTS...
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#BearsDay- An update from Swimming

RHUL Swimming is a friendly club that welcomes all competitive and leisure swimmers. As a club we are constantly growing, having increased membership by 40% since last year. Our 1st competition this year happened 2 weeks ago at Surrey Sports Park against Surrey! This was our first intercollegiate competition ever, winning 4/15 races including some fun races! Here is a cheeky race video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=384347561722051&pnref=story Last weekend swimming were in Sheffield competing at the BUCS Short Course (25m), and two weekends after that we will be in Norwich at the BUCS Team Champs competition. CIYK last month was a great success with many of the new members initiated! Recently we have acquired two sponsorships with the Monkey’s Forehead and Medicine, ...
#BearsDay- Triumph for Men’s Football VI: IMPERIAL 5’s 1-2 RHUL
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#BearsDay- Triumph for Men’s Football VI: IMPERIAL 5’s 1-2 RHUL

The lads of Royal Holloway football club's fourth team returned to campus with all three points, winning by two goals to one against Imperial fives. It was a game won thanks to organisation and communication across the pitch. The score line does not reflect the stream of chances that were carelessly squandered. Eventually on the stroke of half time a thirty-yard screamer from Geri Soni flew beyond the reach of Imperial’s to go into the break one up. It was to Holloway's disadvantage that the referee had a particular, and perhaps irrational, distaste for high feet which resulted in the conceding of a free kick on the edge of the box.The set piece was converted to make things level. At one a piece Holloway were reminded that it only requires one incident for the game to be turned on it...