2011

October 2011

Current and future stars earn Brunel Sports Scholarships

Fifty talented Brunel students from across fourteen different sports were presented with 2011/12 Sports Scholarships at an evening event on Wednesday 26 October.

Judo Partnership Kicks Off In IAC

Brunel Sport’s list of top-level partnerships has been expanded further with the addition of the British Judo Association. The high profile organisation has become our latest working partnership in sport, bringing with it a new specialised dojo located in the IAC.

July 2011

Brunel Summer Sports

This year’s Summer Sport programme being run at Brunel University provides an excellent opportunity for children aged between 5 and 16 to get involved in a number of sports ranging from archery to table tennis.

Brunel to host Athletics Canada for London 2012 Paralympic Games training camp

Brunel University, one of the UK’s best universities for sport, will serve as the location for Athletics Canada’s 2012 Paralympic Games pre-Games training camp.

Brunel University Welcome Korean Olympic Team

Brunel University, one of the UK’s best universities for sport, will be the official London 2012 Olympic training camp for the Korean Olympic team.  Officials from the University and the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) have now signed an agreement at the London Marriott County Hall, which will put Brunel’s world-class sports facilities at the disposal of the Korean athletes.

June 2011

Spot On with Hillingdon Archery

It may not be Sherwood Forest, but on regular occasions, Brunel Sport’s grass fields and indoor facility are turned into the kind of venue that any budding Robin Hood enthusiast can come to hone their ‘arrow splitting’ skills!

Lottery Boost for Active Brunel

Brunel Sport has recently begun an important university strategy aimed at improving the overall student experience. With help from the National Lottery, Brunel has secured substantial funding to initiate it’s own Active University Program.

Lottery fund will boost student sport experience

Brunel Sport‟s latest ex-ploit into maintaining the highest levels of service has found them qualifying for the second phase of Sport England‟s latest initiative of Active Uni-versities.

Why do female tennis players grunt?

A new book by Brunel University's Professor Alison McConnell claims that there is a physiological, rather than a psychological, reason for why tennis players grunt.


May 2011

England Athletics combine with MENCAP

On Sunday 8th May 21 athletes and 6 coaches from across the south area attended a Coach and Athlete Talent Introduction Day for athletes with a learning disability here at Brunel University.

BUCS Outdoors 2011

On the day of the Royal Wedding, Brunel’s elite track and field athletics team donned the blue and yellow vest and headed over to Bedford for the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Championships.

April 2011

Sid Richardson Scholarship for Rugby International Mark Odejobi

Brunel University has awarded the first ever Sid Richardson Rugby Scholarship to Mathematics and Computing student and Rugby Sevens International, Mark Odejobi.

Brunel University to welcome Korean Olympic team for London 2012 training

Brunel University will be the official London 2012 Olympic training camp for the Republic of Korea Olympic team.

March 2011

Olympic Stadium to be opened with British University Championships

Next year’s BUCS Outdoor Championships, taking place from 4 to 7 May 2012, will be the first competitive sports event at the new stadium in Stratford.

White water centre sessions

Brunel students have recently been given the opportunity to participate in a pre-opening water session, based at the newly built Olympic Slalom Course.

GB Fencing 'En Garde' in IAC

For the weekend of the 19th-20th of February, Brunel’s IAC became the training ground for a new education programme for fencers around the country.

February 2011

Brunel's athletes excel at BUCS indoors

Brunel was one of 90 institutions contesting the British Universities Indoor Athletics Championships in Sheffield on 19-20 February, bringing home seven medals (two gold, three silver and two bronze) and a string of personal best performances.

New Sports Pavilion

Brunel University’s brand new sports pavilion was officially opened on the 10th February by Professor Chris Jenks, University Vice Chancellor.

January 2011

Tom Aggar named World Rower of the Year

Student and Paralympic Champion Tom Aggar has been named 2010 World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year.

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