Successful year for UCS

IT’S been a successful year for the sports teams at University Campus Suffolk.

Despite representing one of the smaller universities in the country and without their own sporting facilities, students from the men’s football and female hockey teams have won promotion from their repsective leagues.

The men’s football team finished top of the pile in South Eastern 7D, ending up above Anglia Ruskin University, Essex 7th (Southend), Essex 6th and Essex 8th. In eight games, the team won six and drew two, to finish with 20 points.

As for the women’s hockey team, they progressed from South Eastern 5B, pipping nearest rivals Roehampton, who finished on the same points with a better goal difference.

However, Suffolk finished top couresty of their 3-0 victory against their challengers.

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UCS vice-president Sam Bennett said the achievements were made all the more special considering the campus’ limitations.

“Sport is growing at UCS but it is really difficult for clubs at the moment as they are having to use various sporting facilities around the town, meaning transport to and from the venues can be a problem.

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“With that in mind, it is difficult for us to get a lot of students involved so we have done really well.

The campus’ netball team also did well, finishing second in South Eastern 9B.

UCS is currently ranked 129th out of 147 in the official British Universities and Colleges Sport table.

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