Glasgow volley to victory

22nd February 2010

Rebecca Day Glasgow 3-2 Cambridge My previous impression of volleyball as a relaxed holiday sport was dissolving into thin air as I stood flinching on the sidelines during the warm-up for the quarter-final Men’s British University Volleyball Championship against Cambridge. Multiple balls were being launched, received and spectacularly slammed into every crevice of the Kelvin ...


Championship victory for GUCC

22nd February 2010

Clare Toner Glasgow University recently played host to the Scottish Universities Annual Canoe Polo Championship. On February 5, 25 teams from all over Scotland descended on Glasgow to compete for the coveted Open Shield and Ladies’ Cup in the only inter-university competition in the Polo calendar. For the uninitiated, canoe polo is essentially water polo ...


Interfaculty cup ends in draw

22nd February 2010

Harry Tattersall Smith Ominous weather forecasts had threatened to put a dampener on GUSA’s annual inter-faculty sports extravaganza, yet the glorious occasion was matched only by the gloriously unseasonal sunshine that flirted with Glasgow for the weekend before returning to its more characteristic grey. Speaking at the opening of the football tournament GUSA president Steven ...


A hard day’s night, but worth every minute

22nd February 2010

David Childs So then, Superbowl XLIV? Did you watch it? If so, did you know exactly what was going on, or did you just look in to see what the fuss was about? I was a mixture of both; I had a fair grasp of the rules of American Football, courtesy of owning NFL Madden ...


Sweeping up all the plaudits

1st February 2010

Harry Tattersall Smith When Rhona Martin cast the immortal stone that gifted Britain an Olympic gold medal, not only did it signify our first Winter Games victory since 1984, it rejuvenated a society disgruntled by the omnipresent image of the Adonis Athlete. The triumphant curling team of 2002 resembled more a gaggle of jovial housewives ...


GUTC continue to smash up critics

1st February 2010

James Lush Glasgow University Tennis Club enters 2010 with the men’s first team on the verge of a place in the BUCS Premier North division, where they will face the likes of Loughborough, Manchester and Stirling. Following an unremarkable 08/09 season which was blighted by injuries and the decimation of the previous team following graduation, ...


Spiritual confrontation

1st February 2010

Joe Mclean gets spiritual as he learns to fight with body and soul with the Kempo club Not all martial arts are the same you know  — take it from me, I now have personal experience. They may sound alike and even dress the same, but they are fundamentally different. Upon my arrival at the ...


Glasgow shows fighting spirit

1st February 2010

Clare Toner Glasgow University Hockey Club took a giant step towards promotion after a gruelling victory against fierce rivals East Kilbride Avondale in a pulsating match at the Garscube. Glasgow looked like they would have to settle for a draw, but Harry Tattersall Smith lashed in a late winner to snatch a crucial victory. With an ...


Frisbee more fun than in the sun

30th November 2009

Joe McLean I have to admit my sporting knowledge of Frisbee amounted to memories of playing it during lazy summers in Kelvingrove Park and on California’s sandy beaches. But guzzling cold beers, and avoiding tenacious dogs while doing so, didn’t exactly take a lot of exertion. So I was slightly cynical about the “sport” of ...


Kendo puts Glasgow to the bamboo sword

30th November 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Everybody was Kung Fu fighting; yet the latest martial arts trend sweeping Glasgow is Kendo. You’ve probably seen them across campus — they cut striking figures dressed in long black robes with meshed silver masks. You could be forgiven for being slightly intimidated — there is a certain Harry Potter Death Eater ...