All of our team of the week squad members will receive
A Free team of the week t-shirt
Free entry to House Party for the same Saturday (when wearing your team of the week shirt)
1st Men’s Football 2nds 3-0 Bedfordshire (Bedford) 4ths (A)
Team of the Week this week is awarded to Men’s Football 2nds for their 3-0 win against Bedfordshire (Bedford) 4ths. This win against a team who are second in their league cemented our place at the top of the league and through to the league above next year. This caps off an extremely successful year from the 2nd team, who also made it through to their cup final the week before. Narrowly missing out this week were our Dance club, who came 1st in Jazz and Tap, 2nd in their duet, Ballet and Hip-hop, and 3rd in Contemporary at Sunderland, and Cheerleading who won the Cheer section and came third in the Pom Dance section of their competition in Manchester.
2nd Dance - Jazz 1st at Sunderland Dance Comp
3rd Cheerleading – 1st at Manchester Cheer Comp
1st Men’s Basketball 1sts 78-75 Derby 1sts (H)
It will come as no surprise that this week’s Team of the Week goes to Men’s Basketball 1sts. They’ve been winning all year, and now it’s their turn to win this too. This game was quite possibly the tensest game I have ever watched in my life. There were very few points in it for a lot of the game, and at times I thought I was going to have a heart attack. But in the end we came out on top, won the cup, and tore the roof off the sports hall in celebration (as well as soaking the floor in champers). Two more notable wins this week were from Men’s Rugby Union 2nds and Men’s Lacrosse who both won their games without the other side managing a single point.
2nd Men's Rugby Union 2nds 62-0 Staffordshire (Stoke) 2nds (A)
3rd Men's Lacrosse 1sts 28-0 Cambridge 1sts (H)
1st Rugby Union 2nds 57-7 Lincoln 2nds (H)
The standout performance this week was that of Rugby Union 2nds, who absolutely smashed Lincoln 2nds 57-7. While this itself is a massive win, it has also put them at the top of their league so they will be promoted next year. Narrowly missing out this week were Women's Netball 3rds, and Men’s Football 2nds who both achieved great wins.
2nd Women's Netball 3rds 37-28 Newman 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Football 2nds 6-1 Bedfordshire (Luton) 3rds (A)
1st Men’s Lacrosse 1sts 10-6 Birmingham 1sts (H)
In a very successful week for us, one win stood out from the rest. This of course was Men’s Lacrosse’s win against Birmingham, who are currently top of their league. Callum showed both Swagger and Jagger in all his face-offs! Men’s Tennis also achieved a decisive victory over a team they drew with last time they met, and Rugby Union 1sts also achieved a well deserved victory.
2nd Men’s Tennis 1sts 8-4 De Montfort 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Rugby Union 1sts 23-12 De Montfort 1sts (H)
1st Men’s Hockey 1sts 3-2 Wolverhampton 1sts (H)
This week’s Team of the Week had to go to Men’s Hockey. Not only did they beat a team two places above them in their league, but this win also came in the last minute from a short corner. Narrowly missing out this week were Women's Netball for a strong away victory, and Men’s Basketball continuing their winning streak.
2nd Women's Netball 3rds 33-19 Bedford (Luton) 2nds (A)
3rd Men's Basketball 1sts 81-62 Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge) 1sts (H)
1st Rugby Union 1sts 26-15 Leicester 2nds (A)
The standout performance this week was that of Rugby Union 1sts. The lads beat Leicester 26-15, a team who are 3 places above them in the league, and who had previously beaten us 19-15. This win gets even better when you take into account our guys are now 6 points clear of relegation. Narrowly missing out this week were Women's Badminton, progressing through to their cup semi-finals after beating a team from the league above, and American Football for their strong away win over Leicester.
2nd Women's Badminton 1sts 5-3 Oxford Brookes 1sts (H)
3rd Men's American Football 1sts 20-12 Leicester 1sts (A)
1st Rugby League 1sts 24-14 Loughborough 2nds (A)
This week's Team of the Week had to go to Rugby League. This result on its own would have been good, considering Loughborough are above them in their league, and beat them 32-22 last time they played, but this was also our guys' second win of the week after having beaten Birmingham 42-28 on Sunday. These two big wins have moved them up to 3rd in their league, the highest they have come since the 2006/2007 academic year. A special mention must also go to Women's Basketball and Men's Football 2nds who both beat teams from the league above them to get through to their cup semi-finals.
2nd Women's Basketball 1sts 55-43 Cranfield 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Football 2nds 4-1 Anglia Ruskin 3rds (A)
1st Women's Hockey 1sts 3-0 Bedfordshire (Bedford) 1sts (H)
Finally, after the snow had gone, we were able to have an almost full week of fixtures again. This week saw some great performances from our clubs, this week's stand out has to be Women's Hockey. Not only did they beat a team two places above them in their league, this was also their first win of the season. This win was made all the more sweet by the fact that last time the two teams met our girls were beaten 16-0. This shows a vast improvement in the club, and a well deserved win and Team of the Week award. Narrowly missing out this week were Women's Football, who also put in a great effort to achieve their first win of the season, whilst Men's Basketball 2nds won a very close, very intense game, which was thrilling to watch.
2nd Women's Football 1sts 3-0 Bedfordshire (Luton) 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Basketball 2nds 74-71 Oxford Brookes 2nds (H)
1st Women's Basketball 1sts 65-45 Coventry 1sts (H)
This week was cup week and Northampton saw yet more success, despite the majority of outdoor fixtures falling foul of the weather. The stand-out performance of the week came from Women's Basketball who comprehensively dispatched Coventry 1sts from the Conference Cup with a 65-45 win. Hannah Wallace (22 points) and Louise Bradley (19 points) did the majority of the damage to their opponents from the league above. Women's Badminton continued their impressive cup run, reaching the quater finals by beating a team from the league above in the shape of Anglia Ruskin whilst Men's Basketball 1sts underlined their status as one of the favourites to win the cup with an impressive victory away at Leicester.
2nd Women's Badminton 1sts 5-3 Anglia Ruskin 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Basketball 1sts 85-67 Leicester 1sts (A)
1st Netball 1sts 36-35 Oxford Brookes 1sts (H)
In a week decimated by heavy rain, 10 fixtures survived the weather and we picked up 6 wins and a draw! Netball 1sts have won Team of the Week for their narrow 1 goal victory over Oxford Brookes. Brookes were 3rd in the table, however our girls overcame this gap with a massive effort to register their first league win of the season! A special mention must go to the Basketball club who registered a clean sweep in their 3 fixtures this week, with the Men's 1st team maintaining their 100% record and position at the top of the league table.
2nd Men's Basketball 1sts 96-62 De Montfort 1sts (H)
3rd Men's Basketball 2nds 63-60 Bedfordshire (Luton) 1sts (H)
1st Men's Lacrosse 1sts 13-12 Leicester 1sts (A) A.E.T.
Men's Lacrosse scoop the Team of the Week prize for the first time this season after a split decision from the judging panel. The team's grit to grind out a cup win in the third period of extra time in fading light at Leicester proved to be the deciding factor. Congratulations to the boys and lets hope you can do the same in a couple of weeks time in the next round away at Reading 1sts. A special mention has to go to Women's Badminton 1sts who picked up a narrow victory against a team from the league above. Great work girls!
2nd Women's Badminton 1sts 5-3 Bedfordshire (Bedford) (A)
3rd Men's Rugby Union 2nds 47-7 Nottingham Trent 5ths (A)
1st Men's Tennis 1sts 8-4 Leicester 2nds (H)
Men's Tennis 1sts won their first ever BUCS fixture this week at home to Leicester 2nds. The team has progressed rapidly over the past 12 months and this win is a result of tremendous levels of commitment and hard work. The game was evenly poised at 4-4 after the singles fixtures, with victories for Shen Tan (6-4, 6-2) and James Orr (6-3, 0-6, 10-6). In the doubles, captain Chris Higham and Thang Nguyen won their doubles fixtures in straight sets (6-2, 6-3), with the elusive win hanging on a champions tie-break involving doubles pair Richard Ball and James Orr. The pair prevailed (6-1, 3-6, 10-4) to secure a memorable victory for all the team involved. Keep building on the success lads, we're proud of your efforts!
2nd Men's Basketball 1sts 79-61 Oxford Brookes (A)
3rd Men's Lacrosse 1sts 14-7 Leicester 1sts (H)
1st Netball 3rds 37-24 University College Birmingham 3rds (H)
Netball 3rds continued their strong start to the 2012/13 BUCS campaign by beating UCB 2nds in comprehensive fashion to progress to the second stage of the Midlands Conference Cup for the first time since the competition's conception in 2009. Some strong defence from Rachel Spry was complimented well by the efficency of the Northampton shooters, Charlotte Bishop (14) and Gabriella Roseje (23). Lets hope the girls continue their good start and push towards promotion for the remainder of the season.
2nd Men's Rugby 2nds 61-10 Bishop Grosseteste 1sts (H)
3rd Netball 1sts 61-12 Worcester 3rds (A)
1st Men's Badminton 1sts 5-3 Lincoln 1sts (H)
Men's Badminton 1sts beat Lincoln 1sts to register their first win of the 2012/13 BUCS season. Miten Prajapati and Ronnie Wang both scored two points in their fixtures to underline the team's strength in singles. Matt Rayner and Tommy Due secured the remaining point which secured the victory over a team which won 8-0 last week and were playing two divisions higher than Northampton last year, great work gents!
2nd Men's Football 2nds 8-1 Anglia Ruskin 2nds (A)
3rd Men's Hockey 1sts 4-3 Worcester 2nds (H)
1st Women's Badminton 1sts 5-3 Nottingham trent 2nds (H)
The girls beat Nottingham Trent 2nds to register their first ever win in BUCS. Rachel Perkins scored two points on her first appearance for the University whilst Jess James and Manni Gill matched that feat in their doubles games, the final point was registered by Club President Catherine Agbana.
2nd Men's Hockey 1sts 3-1 Harper Adams 2nds (A)
3rd Netball 3rds 25-13 De Montfort 2nds (H)
CRITERIA FOR TOTW DECISION