Tag: Sports

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“What happens on tour, stays on tour…”

Whilst on tour, a sports club allegedly issued a list of rules to new members. These included instructions to lick the floor, finish a drink even if something was dropped in it, and complete any challenges. Sport clubs participated in an annual tour trip, this year in Croatia. Appearing to be from the UEA Netball…

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UEA sport clubs respond to booing of Pride event

Various sports clubs have come forward to oppose homophobic behaviour, following an incident where members of some clubs booed the announcement of a Pride event. Students attending last week’s Blue Bar’s sports night event on Wednesday 22 November reported that the DJ’s announcement of tonight’s ‘Sports Night Does Colours’ night in the LCR was met with boos….

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Initiations turn students away from Rugby, says Union

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have expressed concern that a lack of opportunities and student initiations are turning players away from university rugby teams. An investigation by The Times has shown that initiations for student rugby clubs around the country can range from “chilli powder being applied to sensitive areas”, and “players having to fish…

Film

Borg vs. McEnroe

Borg vs McEnroe opens with a quote by Andrei Agassi. ‘Every match’, he says, ‘is a life in miniature’. Its use is a very clear statement of intent and a potentially dangerous reference to make as, necessarily, the viewer is compelled to permanently scrutinise the film to see whether or not it’s able to confer…

Freshers

A beginners guide to Socmart

As a fresher, societies will be the gateway to new friends and new experiences. But with over 200 different societies and sports clubs, SocMart easily becomes overwhelming and hard to navigate. Whether you are looking for a good night out with the cocktail society or bringing out the adventurous side of you with skydiving, the…

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Student union budget focuses on engagement and activities

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) has announced its annual budget for 2014-15, which will include more resources for student societies, activities, student representation and student media. The UUEAS also achieved an increase in university funding for the student union. The announcement follows lobbying from student officers and the student union’s Union Council, resulting in…

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