Sport



GUSA honours Glasgow sporting achievements

2nd March 2009

Colin Daniels The Marriot Hotel was the scene of great rejoicing as the annual GUSA Blues Reception took place. The awards ceremony — a pinnacle of the university sporting calendar as part of the GUSA Ball — is held annually to acknowledge those university teams and students who have made outstanding contributions to sport over ...


City derby ends in stalemate

10th February 2009

Colin Daniels Glasgow 4-4 Strathclyde With eight goals, a glut of stramashes and the woodwork taking a battering, the latest womens’ derby at Glasgow proved anything but predictable, for both spectators and coaching staff alike. The early action gave some indication of the extraordinary events that were to unfold in the all-Glasgow derby; the deadlock ...


Kelvin Hall hosts 2014 warm-up

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall played host to the Aviva International Athletics championships. It was a heartening performance from the British contingent following a wholly disappointing display on the track in Beijing. The weekend belonged to Mo Farah, the perennial underachiever who finally lived up to his potential by shattering the long standing UK ...


Double polo victory for GUCC

10th February 2009

Sport Staff The annual canoe polo competition kicked off at Glasgow’s Stevenson Building, with the nation’s finest descending on the West End to compete for the sport’s most coveted prize. In stark contrast to numerous university sports fixtures, where spectators frequently number in single figures, the event saw the Stevenson Building in full carnival swing, ...


Volleyball aims to smash records

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith fine tunes his skills for the summer with the volleyball club I guess when I think of volleyball the first things that inevitably come to mind is bronzed Adonises and bikini babes frolicking on the beaches of Rio and Miami … but Glasgow? I’ve come along to train with one of the ...


Tennis club rally for play-off push

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow University Tennis Club once again reiterated its strength in depth with a crushing 10-0 defeat of Strathclyde. The result cemented their place in the nation’s top division for next season, whilst leaving them in prime position to begin to generate moment for a play-off push, as the league enters its penultimate ...


The Race of Champions

21st January 2009

Suzi Higton London’s Wembley stadium was recently transformed into a giant Scalextric track for the annual televised Race of Champions. In front of almost 50,000 fans, 16 motorsport legends, past and present, including Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard, took part in the competition which consisted of two major events, the Race of Champions (ROC) Nations ...


Wembley’s pitched battle

21st January 2009

Wembley Stadium laps up the power struggle of the motorsport world, Suzi Higton reports. The Race of Champions to many is a relatively unknown concept in motorsport, outside of the wider known Formula One seasons and The World Rally Championship (WRC). The event however was first held over twenty years ago in Paris to celebrate ...


Ain’t no mountain high enough

21st January 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith John Muir, a cult hero to geography teachers nationwide and perhaps our country’s most eminent naturalist, once claimed: “the mountains are calling and I must go.” And it is by this mantra that the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club seems to abide. The club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, was formed in ...


Boxing club in fighting spirits

21st January 2009

Suzi Higton Glasgow University Boxing Club had recent unprecedented success at the Scottish University Championships, the club scooping  two golds and a silver medal at the nationwide competition. Remaining undefeated at the championships that were held at Strathclyde University at the beginning of December, the club’s success was underlined by the fact that for many ...