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CAMBRIDGE SPORT Issue #1 November 2016

ALICE MIDDLETON talks about rugby, captaincy & women’s sport

powerlifting | dancesport | water Polo | fencinG | FIVES 1


VARSITY FIXTURES

VARSITY FIXTURES NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016

MARCH 2017

27th NOV

4th

Badminton University of Cambridge Sports Centre Eton Fives Eton College, Windsor Men’s Ice Hockey Planet Ice, Peterborough Duathlon Eton Dorney, Windsor Fencing The Guildhall, Cambridge

10th 11th 24th & 25th 25th & 26th

Handball University of Cambridge Sports Centre Hockey Southgate Hockey Centre, London Women’s Ice Hockey Planet Ice, Peterborough Boxing Corn Exchange, Cambridge Australian Rules Football St John’s College Pitches, Cambridge Golf Ganton Golf Club, Yorkshire Orienteering Fontainebleu, France

Gliding Gransden Airfield, Cambridgeshire 3rd DEC Athletics - Cross Country Wimbledon Common, London 5th & 6th DEC Skiing Val Thorens, France

FEBRUARY 2017 2nd Rugby Fives

St Paul’s School, London 18th Volleyball University of Cambridge Sports Centre Squash Royal Automobile Club, London 19th Powerlifting University of Cambridge Sports Centre Table Tennis University of Cambridge Sports Centre Taekwondo University of Cambridge Sports Centre Ultimate Frisbee - Indoor University of Cambridge Sports Centre Cheerleading Genting Arena, Birmingham 24th & 25th Real Tennis Lord’s Cricket Ground, London 25th Korfball University of Cambridge Sports Centre Netball University of Cambridge Sports Centre Lacrosse St John’s College Pitches, Cambridge Swimming Parkside Pools, Cambridge Water Polo Parkside Pools, Cambridge 26th Basketball University of Cambridge Sports Centre 27th Trampoline Oxford University Sport, Iffley Road

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APRIL, MAY, JUNE & JULY 2017 2nd

Rowing - Blues The Tideway, London 22nd Cycling - Road Cambridge 6th MAY Dancesport University of Cambridge Sports Centre 13th Athletics - Outdoor Wilberforce Road Sports Ground, Cambridge 13th & 14th Riding Royal Windsor Horse Show, Berkshire 14th Triathlon Emberton Country Park, Buckinghamshire 4th JUNE Polo Guards Polo Club, Great Windsor Park 6th & 7th JUL Sailing Itchenor Sailing Club, West Sussex

Other fixtures to be confirmed. For current events listings, see www.sport.cam.ac.uk/events

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WELCOME

WELCOME Welcome to the first issue of Cambridge Sport. This new format replaces our annual Sports Yearbook, and will appear biannually in the autumn and the spring. It will feature news, features and interviews from around the world of Cambridge sport, while continuing the Yearbook’s tradition of recording Varsity fixtures and results. Sport in 2016 may well be remembered for the great performances of the world’s Olympians and Paralympians in Rio, and in particular we congratulate our gold medal-winning alumni, George Nash and Tom Ransley. However, for students who represented the University in a Varsity Match, it is that result, win or lose, which will be the one that they remember. Recalling some key moments is perhaps understandable: the first Women’s Rugby Varsity Match at Twickenham and a great win for the Light Blues; on the Tideway, the Men’s Blue Boat’s victory to end a run of defeats, and the extraordinary courage of the Women, beaten in the race but managing to finish despite being semi-submerged. Yet while these may have been the high-profile events, there were over 120 Varsity Matches across 63 sports, each with their own story to tell. At the same time we should celebrate all those who represented the University throughout the year. I would particularly mention those who play in the top divisions of BUCS for their commitment to training, travelling and playing and, at the same time, performing at the highest level academically. All who have played for or helped Editors Jack Butterworth & Lauren Thomas Text content Jack Butterworth Design & Print Crucible Creative Front cover image Miss Elodie Photography Back cover image Layton Thompson Photography Miss Elodie Photography (Alice Middleton, Fives), Phil Mynott (Women’s Rugby), Daniel Avery (Andy Rubin), Simon Halliday (Dancesport), David Bradley and Toby Harvey (Fencing). Any enquiries about sport at the University of Cambridge can be directed to enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk.

organise College teams, or who have just played something for the fun of it, will have made great friends and, if they have balanced the sporting effort with the social activity, may even have ended up healthier as a consequence! It’s an exciting time to be involved in Cambridge Sport. Alongside our onfield successes, the University Sports Service is working to help Cambridge athletes perform at their best, to help sports clubs become more sustainable, and to encourage participation in activity in even greater numbers. I want to express my particular thanks to everyone who officiated, coached, administered or organised at any level, as your contribution enables all of this to happen and makes Cambridge such a special place to be.

Nick Brooking Director of Sport

Alice Middleton

Powerlifting

Learn a Sport in 30 Seconds

Fencing

Captain’s Log

BUCS Roundup

Snapshots

Varsity Results

Dancesport

Produced by the University of Cambridge Sports Service, University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS.

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ALICE MIDDLETON

ALICE MIDDLETON WE FIRST MET ALICE, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED CAPTAIN OF THE CAMBRIDGE WOMEN’S RUGBY TEAM, ON THE NIGHT BEFORE A CLUB SOCIAL. She was carrying both her training kit and her fancy dress (Leonardo, from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The social was due to take place right after training; the morning afterwards, the team were meeting for strength and conditioning in the University Sports Centre. They don’t do anything by halves.

then Shelford in Cambridgeshire. A ruptured ACL kept her out of rugby for a year, and meant that she only first joined CURUFC in May 2015. Seven months later, she was at Twickenham: “I just knew, through all the recovery… that I had this in my vision: I want to be on the Blues team and I want to play at Twickenham.”

The same could also be said of their captain. Incredibly, she only took up rugby in 2011 – previously, she’d been a 400m runner and football player, though she did admit that “as a child, they used to call me ‘Chopper’ Middleton… because of the slide tackles I used to put in. I had that attitude of ‘get the ball no matter what.’”

Her contribution to that match is already legendary – with three tries, six conversions and the Woman-of-the-Match award to her name, her face was suddenly all over local and national news sites. But she is quick to turn the focus back to her team: “there’s a lot to be said for the team ethic… the whole squad together, not just the 23 that were there. You know that someone’s always on your shoulder.” One can easily see why she was voted captain after only a year at the club, a position she says she is “honoured” to have.

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ALICE MIDDLETON

The Varsity Match, and its phenomenal result, were huge achievements for her and for the team; “I was just beaming the whole time” she says, still smiling 10 months after the event. But the match was also hugely important for women’s rugby and women’s sport more generally, a fact that Alice and the team recognised: “it felt like why we were there – representing women’s sport.” She is articulate and knowledgeable about women’s sport across the country, and follows women’s athletics, rugby and football nationally. From being part of the first women’s team at Barts, to seeing the number of sign-ups at Freshers’ Fair increase, to following the growing popularity of female athletes like Jessica Ennis, Alice has been an active participant in a sporting world that has changed tremendously over her lifetime. But there remains much to do.

were using the 1st-team ground. “There are still differences… but you hope that through more coverage of women’s sport, things like sponsorship will increase. Before, the attitude was ‘we won’t put it on TV because no-one will watch it.’ But actually, if you put it on TV, people will watch it, will get interested, will start backing a team, and will start following the players and the characters.”

There are many faces to Alice Middleton: graduate medical student, captain and ambassador for women’s sport. But one feels that deep down, she is first and foremost a rugby player. The Varsity Match will once again be a momentous occasion for her, for the team and for women’s sport. But success is routine to Alice Middleton: “It’s still just rugby. We have the same aims we have at every match – just smash ‘em.”

Alice’s Blues team recently played an away fixture against a nationally-successful women’s side on a training pitch, simply because a (less successful) men’s side

“It’s still just rugby. We have the same aims we have at every match… just smash‘em.”

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SPORT IN 30 SECONDS

LEARN A SPORT IN 30 SECONDS EVERY ISSUE, WE’RE GOING TO INTRODUCE A NEW SPORT WITH SOME OF CAMBRIDGE’S TOP PLAYERS AND COACHES. THIS TIME ROUND: RUGBY FIVES, WITH BEN BELTRAMI.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE SPORT. In Fives, you use your hands to hit the ball against the walls of a four-sided court (similar to a squash court) – it’s the only court game that is truly ambidextrous. The sport is centuries old, but was codified at English public schools in the 19th century.

WHAT KEPT YOU PLAYING? I just love it! We’d played a game called patball in school break times, which is quite similar. I tried Fives, started winning, and couldn’t stop.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST PLAY FIVES? When I was 13. At school, there was a teacher who was very keen on the sport. We had to try a new sport every half term, and that’s how I first came to play the game.

WHAT IS FIVES LIKE AT CAMBRIDGE?

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

We’re a very friendly, tight-knit club. We meet two or three times a week, including our Club Nights on Wednesday, where beginners are very welcome. The Sports Centre has six courts; it’s one of the best facilities in the country. We’ve also just appointed a Social Secretary to our committee!

Contact James Powley (our coach) at the Sports Centre, or come along on a Wednesday evening. We’re planning to start a league, and are running a women’s team for the first time this year.

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CAPTAIN’S LOG

CAPTAIN’S LOG EACH ISSUE, WE ARE GOING TO BRING TOGETHER TWO SPORTSPEOPLE FROM CAMBRIDGE PAST AND PRESENT. IN THE FIRST OF THIS SERIES, WE SPOKE TO CLAUDIA FENG, CUSWPC VICE-PRESIDENT, AND ANDY RUBIN, CHAIRMAN OF PENTLAND BRANDS LTD AND FORMER CAMBRIDGE WATER POLO PLAYER. In the North London offices of Pentland Brands Ltd, past and present collide in dizzying symmetry. Here one can find a state-of-the-art swimming pool and gym next to a wall commemorating the firm’s history. Oil portraits of Pentland’s founder sit alongside a shop selling the latest in sporting equipment. (The company owns a host of sporting brands, including Speedo, Canterbury and Ellesse). It is in this collision of then and now that Pentland finds its raison d’être, and the same could be said of sport at Cambridge. Andy and Claudia’s experiences of water polo are similar in many regards: both have spent many a “misty, foggy” morning at the Leys School pool, and both have enjoyed a drink after training at the pub. 8

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But in some ways, the world of sport is wholly changed. Andy explained that in the ‘80s “sport generally was pretty amateur… now, most sports are unrecognisable.” Cotton swimsuits and post-race pints have been replaced by precise science in kit, nutrition, and training. He is proud that Pentland Brands have been among the drivers of that change – “helping [sportspeople] go faster is one of our reasons for being.” He spoke particularly of the controversy surrounding body suits in swimming. Speedo’s LZR Racer swimsuit claimed 94% of swimming race wins at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but despite this, all body suits were later banned by the sport’s governing body – “it was like going back to playing


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“The ability to bring people together… I gained that from the water polo team.”

with wooden rackets in tennis.” It was feared at the time that the world records set in that suit would never be broken, but many have fallen already, due to other improvements in sports science. Those developments have reached Cambridge as well: even in the time Claudia has been swimming, she has seen workout regimes change. “When I was younger, it was all about getting the hours in, and getting as many laps as possible. But now, it’s about the quality, not the quantity, of your laps.” Managing change is a challenge that both Pentland and CUSWPC face, whether it be improving the quality of training sessions to win Varsity, or developing the latest in wearable technology, 3D-printed shoes, or competitive swimwear. But for both Claudia and Andy, the lessons learned from being part of a sports team are constant. We asked Andy if his experience of playing sport at Cambridge had prepared him for his career, and his answer was unequivocally affirmative: “I think that playing sport at a high level prepares you for the world of work; there’s lots of things that I took out of it that I still regard as life lessons. Everything that you have to go through in terms of the training, the discipline and often the sacrifice. The resilience that you build up if it’s not going well.” Immediately afterwards, Claudia replied: “there are so many people from so many different

backgrounds, and if you can get them all together, a lot of really good things happen. The ability to bring people together… I gained that from the water polo team.” And like the lessons learned, some elements of the Cambridge sport experience never change. When asked, both Claudia and Andy named a Varsity Match as their proudest memory from CUSWPC. (Andy’s team won 13-8 at Crystal Palace in 1985, but not to be outdone, Claudia’s team won both the swimming and water polo Varsities on the same day in February). These are the experiences which bind people together across age, time and distance; Andy and Claudia even threw a few passes to one another in Pentland’s pool at the end of our visit, while Andy remarked that it was about time that Cambridge had its own pool. In both the University and the wider world, institutions must preserve their identity while adapting to the continual advances that the world throws at them. This a challenge that both Pentland and CUSWPC face – but as Cambridge sportspeople, Andy and Claudia are uniquely equipped to meet it.

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW

SNAPSHOTS 56-42

21/2 LENGTHS

The score by which the WOMEN’S BASKETBALL team beat Oxford, their fouth victory in a row.

The margin of victory for the Cambridge men, who finished ahead of Oxford in the Boat Race, to claim their first undisputed victory in six years.

The first WOMEN’S BOXING VARSITY MATCH took place, ending in a draw. Cambridge men won the CANOE POLO VARSITY MATCH 6-2, with a hat trick by Nathan Hammond.

GOLD George Nash (Goldie 2009, Blue Boat 2010, 2011, 2013) and Tom Ransley (Blue Boat 2008, 2009) both won GOLD at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

CRUISING CLUB had a successful year, with the men and women both winning Varsity, and the team winning the BUSA Team Racing Finals for the third year running.

Tony Barker (Pembroke) and Riki Houlden (Christ’s) were awarded Full Blues in ETON FIVES, the first Full Blues in the sport since the mid-1990s.

Cambridge WOMEN’S HOCKEY 1sts came 3rd in the BUCS Premier South Division.

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Lady Margaret (St John’s) and Downing respectively become Men’s and Women’s MAY BUMPS CHAMPIONS over 1500 people competed in the whole competition.

Cambridge alumna Hayley Simmonds broke the British 10-mile and 50-mile time trial records.


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CUAFC competed in the 1st World Elite University Football Tournament at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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7/9 – the number of top spots the LADIES’ BLUES achieved in the Hare and Hounds Varsity Race.

5 The number of times the MEN’S ICE HOCKEY CLUB met and beat Oxford.

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Henry Choong’s record Varsity Individual score in the MODERN PENTATHLON.

The number of Varsity wins in a row by the MEN’S HOCKEY CLUB.

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0.07s – the margin by which Cambridge won the SWIMMING 400m race.

The number of years the WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAM have consecutively won the BUCS Premier South title.

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POWERLIFTING CLUB Captain Salman Khan’s British U23s 74kg deadlift record.

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The percentage of categories in which Cambridge appeared on the podium at the SOUTHERN UNIVERSITIES TRAMPOLINE LEAGUE, the highest of any club.

1ST, 2ND & 3RD The positions won by the Cambridge Ladies in the Varsity Duathlon.

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DANCESPORT

DANCESPORT MAKE-UP, FAKE TAN, EYELASHES… AND ONE OF CAMBRIDGE’S MOST SUCCESSFUL SPORTS CLUBS. WE SPOKE TO RACHEL HARTLEY YOUNG AND BENCE BÖRCSÖK FROM THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY DANCESPORT TEAM. When we asked Rachel from the Cambridge University Dancesport Team to introduce her sport, she was the first to admit that “it’s a little bit like Strictly.” But you can forget Ed Balls dad-dancing across Elstree Studios – competitive dancing is a serious business. The team train for 8-10 hours a week in pursuit of National and Varsity success, alongside a gruelling regime of strength and conditioning coaching. And success is precisely what they keep achieving. The team has won both Varsity and the national universities’ competition (IVDC) for the last five years – in fact, they’ve won every single match they’ve competed in since 2012. That success is hard-won. Competition days

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are long and start as early as 4am – as well as being intensely physically demanding, matches require detailed preparation in order to look the part. Appearance can make the difference in a tight match, so dancers start readying themselves up to a week in advance. According to Bence, “the fake tan can lead to weird looks in lectures!” Most competitions begin with individual couple events at various levels (from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced’) in both of the main disciplines, ballroom and latin. Yet it is the team match in the evening which is the most important part of the day. The scores are tallied from the University’s top 16 couples, so 32 dancers need to be on top form to take home a victory.


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“YOU WORK ON TECHNIQUE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT VARSITY HAS A SPECIAL FOCUS ON STAMINA.”

In a team match like this, couples only compete in one dance (the waltz, quickstep, cha-cha or jive). But CUDT’s annual Varsity fixture brings an entirely different pressure: in this match, the dancers must compete in all four of these dance styles, including those outside of their main specialisation. The competition also demands that competitors dance each of these routines in quick succession – the event lasts only 90 minutes, and requires a fitness level comparable to top endurance runners. Rachel and Bence agreed that Varsity was quite different to ordinary competitions – “you work on technique throughout the year, but Varsity has a special focus on stamina.” Competitions also place immense strain on each dancer’s most important relationship, that with their dance partner. Couples are paired at the beginning of each year, and then train and compete together for the following 12 months. It is an almost unique sporting arrangement – Rachel admitted that during some weeks last year she saw her dance partner more than her then boyfriend. HOW, THEN, IS CUDT SO SUCCESSFUL? Rachel and Bence pointed to a number of factors. Cambridge attracts dancers from across the world as applicants, but the team also trains its own competitors from scratch. It has a successful second team (many of whose members have contributed to Varsity victories over the past five years), and a beginners’ team that competes against beginners from other universities. Often, those who start as novices improve very quickly and can reach a very good standard within a couple of years. Rachel signed up for dancesport in October of her second year, was competing by November of that year and reached the first team a year later. The team has five professional coaches, and is always happy to welcome new dancers, whatever their former experience.

Like CUDT, dancesport is going places. Its federation applied to join the roster of Olympic sports, and the number of recreational dancers in the UK has risen significantly over the last ten years, no doubt in part to the ‘Strictly Effect.’ CUDT also runs popular sessions at May Balls each year, for those looking to dance the night away with a glass of champagne in hand. In some ways, the world of CUDT is not that far removed from that of the May Balls – glamour, artistry and razzle-dazzle abound in everything the team does. But in other ways, it is a world apart. The team demonstrates exceptional fitness and discipline, and has to maintain very high standards to keep up its outstanding record. If you are tempted by the bright lights of dancesport, and think you could represent one of the University’s most successful teams, then CUDT’s door is open to you. Are you up for the challenge?

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POWERLIFTING

“As the rest of the club waited back at home, it was announced that Cambridge had come second in the world.”

LOTS OF SPORTS CLUBS WIN VARSITY MATCHES. LOTS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. BUT ONLY ONE CAN CLAIM TO BE THE SECOND-BEST CLUB IN THE WORLD. WE SPOKE TO SUZANNE GOULDER FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY POWERLIFTING CLUB. It is an impossible task to pick Cambridge’s most successful sports club. Success can be measured by Varsity results, by national championships, by number of active members, or by almost any other yardstick. But by any measure, CUPLC surpassed themselves in 2015-16. It was a landmark year for powerlifting worldwide: the International Powerlifting Federation organised the first University Powerlifting World Cup in Minsk, to which CULPC sent a men’s team. It was the first thing we wanted to talk about when we met with Suzanne Goulder, the Club Secretary. Suzanne was keen to stress that it was not an easy trip – the club had to crowdfund to raise money to get to Belarus, and even then not all of the team could make it. Yet once the eight competitors were on the platform, they excelled. Captain

(and Commonwealth Junior Champion) Salman Khan finished 1st in the 74kg weight class, Francis Sanders came 3rd in the 120kg class, while numerous others in the team came away with competition personal bests. As the rest of the club waited back at home, it was announced that Cambridge had come second in the world. This achievement came off the back of significant national successes. CULPC both hosted and won the British University Championships, an event run in conjunction with the annual Varsity fixture. Held in Cambridge’s Sports Centre in March, the team once again came away with a slew of personal bests to claim both the Varsity and National crowns.

Yet amongst all this success, the overwhelming impression we got from Suzanne was one of being part of a close and friendly community. Powerlifting can be lonely: competitors largely train alone, working towards their own programmes and goals. But CULPC ensures that its competitors never lack for friendship or support; club members rely on each other for coaching and advice, and the club organises weekly socials, turning the most individual of sports into the most united of clubs. Suzanne couldn’t help but tell us: “Everyone is so friendly – I love it!” This is a club that combines international, individual success with an incredibly strong team ethos. A recipe, perhaps, for being Cambridge’s most successful sports club?

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FENCING

WE CROSSED SWORDS WITH RICHARD MORRIS, ENGLAND FENCER AND CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY FENCING CLUB PRESIDENT. When we met Richard Morris from Cambridge University Fencing Club, he was preparing to represent England in the upcoming Five Nations tournament; he will be competing there against Ethan Ren, his clubmate from Cambridge. Women’s Captain Thorbjörg Ágústsdóttir fences for Iceland; former Captain Harry Boteler is training for the 2020 Olympics. Since 2000, Cambridge have been BUCS Premier League champions 12 times out of 16, and the Men’s Firsts haven’t lost a match since 2014. It is clear that excellence is in this club’s lifeblood. Richard told us that being at Cambridge might have something to do with it: “intelligence is a big part of fencing. You have to think quickly, and make decisions constantly.” The team are also reputed for their good tactics – the captain has to create the best possible match-ups between the two teams, like a golfer in the Ryder Cup. But the team’s success is not only down to

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their own talent. Six years ago, they only had one coach who covered the entire club; now, they have specialist coaches in foil, epée and sabre. With such successful 1sts teams, Richard is now set upon improving the 2nds and Novices teams – “we’re now looking to strengthening the middle of the club. Once upon a time, competitors would always have come to Cambridge as fencers, but now, we develop people.” Richard also spoke about what being at Cambridge had done for him as a fencer. Of course, a degree takes up time that could be spent on the piste, but regular team competition develops other skills: “you find yourself in a situation where you have to win 5-0, or draw 0-0 … in the BUCS final, we were all super-chilled under pressure.”

Varsity matches are also a distinctive phenomenon within the world of fencing. Last year’s match was held in Oxford’s historic Exam Schools, and each fixture has a “very unique atmosphere.” With a cheering, partisan crowd metres from the piste, it is one of the most intense atmospheres in competitive fencing. All of these factors ensure that the world’s best fencers keep coming to Cambridge, and keep winning titles for the club. This year they are aiming to be national champions in both the Men’s and Women’s Premier League – and we certainly won’t be betting against them.

“intelligence is a big part of fencing. You have to think quickly, and make decisions constantly.”

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BUCS ROUNDUP

BUCS ROUNDUP The 2015-16 BUCS season saw points being earned across a wide range of sports, with some exceptional team and individual performances. Cambridge came 16th in the country and fifth in the Midlands, a good result in a division of 24 institutions. Points were scored across 32 different sports, but some particular highlights will live long in the memory. The Fencing Club continued their recent dominance of the university circuit, with the Men’s 1sts winning their division and becoming national champions, and the Women’s 1sts narrowly missing out on a title also. CUFC is also a club with great strength in depth: the Women’s 2nds came first in the Midlands 1A division, missing out on promotion only because the Women’s 1sts already compete in the Premier league.

The Hockey Club also continued their recent strong showings. The Women’s 1sts won the Premier B South Division, were promoted to the Premier South, and came second in the Trophy, while the Men’s 1sts came second in their Premier B division. The club also entered 2nds teams for the first time; both won their divisions. Cambridge was also nationally successful in lacrosse, with the Women’s 1sts winning the Premier South division while the Men picked up the title in the Midlands 1A division, to go with their silver medal in the Trophy. Not to be outdone, the Women’s 2nds also reached the final of their Trophy, losing in the final to Edinburgh.

These are only selected highlights, and success was to be found across the sporting spectrum. The Men’s Basketball 1sts won the Midlands 2B league and the Midlands Conference Cup, while both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis 2nds picked up silver medals in their Conference Cup. There were also strong performances from Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Rugby and Women’s Water Polo, who each competed in the top division in their sports. The Cycling Club picked up a large number of BUCS points across a range of team and individual events, and the Men’s Climbing Team surpassed their own expectations by coming third in the National Bouldering Competition.

RANKING UNIVERSITY LEAGUE CUP INDIVIDUAL TOTAL POINTS POINTS POINTS

1

LOUGHBOROUGH 2235 1021 2537 5793

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DURHAM

2308.5 1127 640 4075.5

3

EDINBURGH

1726 683 1550.25 3959.25

 +3 4

NOTTINGHAM

2119 896 538.5 3553.5

 +1 5

EXETER

1975.5 856 714.5 3546

 −1 6

BIRMINGHAM

1841.5 773 817.5 3432

 −3 7

BATH

1653.5 592 1053.25 3 298.75

NORTHUMBRIA

1503 948 730.75 3181.75

 +1 9

NEWCASTLE

1270.5 495 638.75 2404.25

 −1 10

OXFORD

1182.5 390 507.25 2079.75

 +3 11

CARDIFF

1370.5 367.5 305 2043

 +3 12

BRISTOL

1342 451.5 230.25 2023.75

 +3 13

LEEDS BECKETT

1194 469 339.32 2002.32

 −2 14

LEEDS

959.5 268 622.32 1849.82

 −2 15

CARDIFF MET

1039.5 419 341.75 1800.25

 −5 16

CAMBRIDGE

877 388.5 494.5 1760

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VARSITY RESULTS

VARSITY RESULTS 2015 - 2016 SPORT TEAM RESULTS Amateur Boxing American Football Archery Association Football Athletics - Cross Country Athletics - Indoor Field Events & Relays Athletics - Outdoor Australian Rules Football Badminton Basketball Canoe - Freestyle Canoe - Marathon Canoe - Polo Cheerleading Chess Clay Pigeon Shooting Club Cricket - First Class Cricket - One Day Cricket - T20 Croquet Cycling - Road Cycling - Mountain Bike Dancesport Diving Duathlon Eton Fives Fencing Golf Gymnastics Handball Hockey Ice Hockey Judo 18

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Men Oxford 5 Women Oxford 1 Men Oxford 49 Mixed Oxford 3455 Men Oxford 2 Women Oxford 1 Men Oxford 23 Women Cambridge 27 Men Cambridge Women Oxford Men Cambridge Women Cambridge Men Oxford 57 Men Oxford 15 Women Oxford 13 Men Oxford 66 Women Cambridge 56

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Cambridge 4 Cambridge 1 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 3294 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 38 Oxford 55

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Cambridge 54 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 2 Cambridge 54 Oxford 42

Men Oxford Women Cambridge Men Oxford Women Oxford Men Cambridge 6 | Women Oxford 5 | Women Mixed Cambridge 6 | Men Cambridge Women Cambridge Men Oxford by 103 runs Men Oxford by 58 runs Women Oxford by 148 runs Men Oxford by 38 runs Women Oxford Mixed Cambridge 5 | Men Cambridge Women Oxford Mixed Oxford Mixed Cambridge 1947 | Men Cambridge Women Cambridge Men Cambridge Women Cambridge Men Cambridge 2 | Women Oxford 2 | Men Cambridge 128 | Women Cambridge 125 | Men Oxford 10 | Women Cambridge 7 | Men Cambridge 307.5 | Women Oxford 196.75 | Men Cambridge 27 | Women Oxford Men Cambridge 2 | Women Oxford 2 | Men Cambridge 3 | Women Oxford 17 | Men Oxford Women Cambridge

Oxford 2 Cambridge 4 Oxford 2

Oxford 4

Oxford 1833

Oxford 1 Cambridge 1 Oxford 11 Oxford 108 Cambridge 5 Oxford 2 Oxford 206.5 Cambridge 173.1 Oxford 19 Oxford 1 Cambridge 1 Oxford 1 Cambridge 1


VARSITY RESULTS

SPORT TEAM RESULTS Karate Kendo Kickboxing Korfball Lacrosse Life Saving Modern Pentathlon Motorsport Netball Orienteering Pistol - Small Bore Polo Pool Powerlifting Rackets Real Tennis Riding

Rifle - Small Bore Rowing - Blues Rowing - Lightweights Rugby Fives Rugby League Rugby Union Sailing Ski and Snowboard Snooker Squash Swimming Swimming - Channel Relay Swimming - Open Water Table Tennis Taekwondo Tennis Trampoline Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee - Indoors Ultimate Frisbee - Outdoors Volleyball Water Polo Windsurfing Yachting

Men Cambridge 2 Women Oxford 60 Mixed Oxford Mixed Cambridge 5 Mixed Cambridge 22 Men Oxford 7 Women Cambridge 7 Mixed Cambridge 11-10 Mixed Oxford 5 Men Oxford Women Cambridge Mixed Oxford 53 Women Oxford 37 Men Oxford Women Cambridge Men Oxford 2166 Women Oxford 2135 Mixed Oxford 19 Men Oxford 52 Mixed Cambridge 2503.45 Mixed Cambridge 6 Men Cambridge 6 Women Cambridge 5 Mixed Cambridge

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Oxford 1 Cambridge 42

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Oxford 4 Oxford 10 Cambridge 4 Oxford 3

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Cambridge 43 Cambridge 34

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Cambridge 2157 Cambridge 2077 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 38 Oxford 2279.16 Oxford 0 Oxford 0 Oxford 1

Men Cambridge 1515 Women Oxford 725 Men Cambridge Women Oxford Men Cambridge Women Oxford Men Cambridge 284 Women Cambridge 147 Men Oxford 70 Men Oxford 12 Women Cambridge 52 Mixed Cambridge 4 Women Cambridge 4 Men Oxford 2 Women Cambridge 2 Mixed Oxford 24 Men Oxford 5 Women Oxford 6 Mixed Cambridge 91 Mixed Oxford Mixed Oxford Men Cambridge 5 Women Cambridge 10 Men Oxford 5 Women Oxford 4 Men Oxford 11 Women Oxford 11 Mixed Cambridge 447.0 Men Oxford Women Oxford Men Oxford 13 Women Cambridge 7 Men Oxford 13 Women Oxford 8 Men Oxford 3 Women Oxford 3 Men Oxford 10 Women Cambridge 7 Mixed Cambridge 11 Mixed Oxford 4

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Oxford 1462 Cambridge 717

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Oxford 120 Oxford 83 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 6 Oxford 0 Oxford 0 Oxford 3 Cambridge 1 Oxford 1 Cambridge 12 Cambridge 1 Cambridge 0 Oxford 89

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Oxford 5 Oxford 0 Cambridge 0 Cambridge 1 Cambridge 7 Cambridge 10 Oxford 403.0

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Cambridge Sport Magazine Issue 1  

The Cambridge Sport Magazine contains news reports, features and interviews from Cambridge Sport, focusing on both the University and the wi...