What a fantastic week of sports Bucks have had!
The weekend started with our BNU Swans Cheerleading Squad travelling to Birmingham to take part in Future Cheer's Heart of England event in Cardiff. The teams did brilliantly, with Main Cheer placing 2nd, Jazz finishing 1st, and the Pom team finishing 6th. BNU Swans are now looking ahead to their next competitions, Legacy Dream Extreme and Legacy Inspire Greatness.
BNU Dance Club also had some amazing results from their first competition of the season at Cardiff University.
All eight teams finished on the podium for the first time ever in BNU Dance history! In particular, the Novice Jazz, Latin, Irish and Advanced Street teams all won their categories. To make the result even more incredible, this was BNU Dance’s first Irish team – only five out of the 16 dancers had Irish danced before. Hopefully, the success will continue as the Club are hosting their very own Bucks Dance Competition this weekend.
Another great result came from American Football who, despite a few big injuries during the game, beat Chichester 6-0.
The success stories continued through to Wednesday. The day started with the quarter-final of the South East Conference Cup for the Men's Football 1st. They faced a tough match at home against St Mary's but finished with a 3-1 win, meaning they are through to the semi-finals against Brunel on 1 March. The Men's Football 3rd were also at home and secured a 3-1 win against Portsmouth. Men's Football 2nd travelled to Imperial for their match and continued the winning streak, beating them 3-2.
Now came the turn of Netball 1st. They travelled to Twickenham and beat St Mary's 44-34. Rugby 1st also had a fantastic game away at Chichester. The journey was worth it as they came away with a 24-3 victory.
Unfortunately, we did have some losses throughout the afternoon. Men's Volleyball had a long, tough quarter-final Cup match against Hertfordshire but couldn't quite clinch the victory. Women's Hockey were also playing Hertfordshire. The girls played well, but a second half push from Herts meant they lost 1-3. Men's Hockey had a really tough match against Royal Holloway. The boys put in a great effort with home support but didn't quite manage to secure the win.
The run of success returned later in the evening. Women's Basketball travelled the long journey to Canterbury for their quarter-final Cup match. The girls put in a superb performance, despite some players still suffering with injuries, and won 65-54. They are through to the semi-final against Reading on 22 February.
We had a grand total of 21 teams competing throughout the week with 17 coming away with a win or a podium finish. That puts our win percentage at an incredible 81%.
Keep the achievements coming as we head closer and closer to Varsity. Only 5 Wednesdays to go...