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News From October 2013

SPORTS CENTRE - A Sustainable Build

28 October 2013

As well as ensuring that the Physical Education Department at the University of Cambridge provides its sporting community with world-class facilities, the new University of Cambridge Sports Centre has been built with sustainability as a top priority. When phase 1 of the building started, the aim was to receive a BREEAM...

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GOLF - Mixed Weekend for Blues

27 October 2013

It was still dark when the Cambridge Blues set off to Hankley Common Golf Club on Saturday morning, as the beautiful heathland course is about a two hour drive away to the south of London. A fairly late arrival meant everyone was rushed onto the tees with little time for warming up, duly reflected by the first Cambridge...

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RUGBY - Women's Rugby Awarded Blue

25 October 2013

This year the Women's Rugby starting 15 for Varsity were awarded Full Blue status by the Women's Blues Committee. The Blues Blazer had been in doubt for this year, after Cambridge narrowly missed first place in the BUCS Midlands 1A. However, this was due to a 3 point deduction from their score after a rearranged match was...

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ROWING - CUWBC Success in the British Rowing Championships

23 October 2013

In a rare turn up for the books, Nottingham promised bad weather but delivered good. The almost-obligatory head/crosswind was present but the rain thankfully decided not to make an appearance. The squad wouldn’t have minded whatever the elements threw at them though, as they were raring to go for their first races of the...

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GOLF - Blues Admit Defeat Against the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society

21 October 2013

Every year, the CUGC's first team takes on Ex-Blues in one of the most anticipated fixtures of the term against the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society (O&CGS). The O&CGS, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest golfing societies in the world. Known simply as The Society and carrying the motto 'serious fun', its...

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LACROSSE - Kingfishers Win First BUCS Match of the Season

16 October 2013

A very wet and miserable Wednesday afternoon saw Cambridge 2nds, the Kingfishers, dispatch Birmingham 2nds with a final score of 9-6 in the first BUCS match of the season. Within minutes the Kingfishers were up a goal courtesy of Raphaella Carruthers, a Kingies’ veteran who was instrumental in the team’s success last...

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FENCING - A Successful Weekend for CUFC

15 October 2013

Several CUFC team members attended the Coventry and Bedford opens this weekend with fantastic successes. On Saturday 12th October Matt Rowland (CUFC men's 1st team captain) and Ian Reekie (former CUFC men's 2nd team captain) took on a field of 28 at the Coventry Open Mens Epee event. The morning did not start as well as...

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GOLF - Rain Washes Out Afternoon Play at West Hill

13 October 2013

Dark clouds loomed as the Cambridge Blues stepped onto the first tee on Sunday morning, but despite a drizzly start, the rain would only become heavier towards lunchtime, resulting in afternoon play being called off and a loss for Cambridge University after the foursomes. Despite the inclement weather, West Hill presented...

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GOLF - Blues Successful in First Event of the Season

5 October 2013

This weekend saw the Blues undefeated in the first two matches of the season against Little Aston Golf Club and the Wigorns Golfing Society. On two wonderfully sunny days in the Midlands the standard of golf reflected the hard work put in by all players over the summer and gave reason to believe in a promising term to come...

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