At last, the return of BUCS Wednesday! Which means only one thing, the return of the BUCS Updates, a weekly blog which outlines the results and fixtures from BUCS Wednesday, as well as other clubs who are competing throughout the week at external competitions.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into the news from this Wednesday!
Hockey Men’s 1st Team got off to a strong start for the season after a tightly contested affair against Imperial. The lads managed to seal a 3-2 victory, thanks to two goals from George Heslop-Harrison. Alongside the Hockey, Badminton were facing a strong Chichester team away from home, the Men’s 1st team secured their first victory of the season bringing home a 5-3 victory.
Chichester also had teams travelling to Holloway, with their Basketball team facing off against a fresh looking Bears side. With a core of the Basketball team graduating last year, it was great to see some of the junior players step up, and the new freshers embed themselves into the side. The squad switched in and out through the game but always kept performing at a high level regardless of who was on court. As a result, the boys ran out as 84-64 victors against the ‘thunder’. Well done Basketball!
Netball started strongly with the girls in the 4th team claiming a 32-13 victory. Netball coach, Shelly Barker was impressed with how the new players have settled into the teams. Well done to all four captains on a strong start and especially to the 4th team for the win.
It was a great day for Football as the Men’s 3rd Team made their BUCS debut earning a draw away to Essex, whilst the 4th team drew in a preseason friendly. The 2nd team drew their first BUCS outing away from home whilst the 1st team travelled to LSE to come away with a high scoring victory. It was goals galore with the lads winning 7-5.
Speaking of goals, they couldn’t stop being scored by our Women’s Football 1st team as they put 19, yes, 19 goals past Goldsmiths whilst keeping a clean sheet. That is more than worthy of being our standout team performance of the week. An outstanding start to the season, well done girls!
Just a final note from me, even though they did not win, a massive shout out to Men’s Rugby who battled against an incredibly strong Queen Mary team, whilst having many new faces after a large portion of the squad graduated last year. Without doubt the toughest moment of the day was the boys having to watch David Comport receive treatment on his leg, which could mean a lengthy period on the side-line for the fly half. Wishing him a speedy recovery and well done to the lads for their resilience!
Registered charity no: 1141998
The Students’ Union, Royal Holloway
Egham, TW20 0EX