Celebrating sports at SUSU
Wednesday 6 May saw SUSU celebrate the end of the inaugural Intra- Mural season with a glamorous Awards Evening. Taking place in the Cube at SUSU, awards were presented for the winners of every league with the highlight of the evening being a keynote speech from GB Rowing World Champion Dan Richie.
The Intra-Mural Programme is an Intra-University sports competition (sport between Halls, Faculties and Societies), for sports that are high in participation. This could be anything from Rugby to Football to Badminton. Intra-Mural allows students to continue playing and developing their sporting skills, and with over 1,500 students who participate in the Intra-Mural programme, the Union facilitates a more casual and participatory element to sport. The programme is student-led by the Intra-Mural Committee, comprised of Officer roles and reps who represent teams from their own sport.
Awards on the night included:
Badminton Doubles League 1 – Physoc Uber
Badminton Doubles League 2 – Physoc
Badminton Mixed League 1 – Physoc Wine
Badminton Mixed League 2 – Medbad 3
Badminton Ladies Doubles Team – Physoc Ladies
Basketball – CSSA
Football (Wednesday) League 1 – Chamberlain I
Football (Wednesday) League 2 – Monte III
Football (Weekend) League 1 – Archers Road FC
Football (Weekend) League 2 – Engineers FC
Football (Weekend) League 3 – Law Galaxy
Football 5-a-side – Politics
Hockey – Geogsoc (Map Reading Hockey Players)
Netball League 1 – Bluetits A
Netball League 2 – History Revolution
Netball League 3 – SUMS
Netball League 4 – SUNC Development
Rugby – Barbarians
Intramural Award – Andrew Meadowcroft
This summer also saw SUSU hold their first ever Summer Tournament. The event was a huge success, with over 1,000 participants playing in eight sports. SUSU offered Rugby 7’s, Touch Rugby, Rounders, Ultimate Frisbee, Football 6-a-side, Football 11-a-side, Hockey, and Mixed Netball. Teams were made up of Athletic Union teams, Intra-Mural teams, and students that had never been previously involved in sport at the University, making it a great event.