Published: 30 June 2016

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Riding champs 2016

The University of Liverpool Riding Club is celebrating a double win after placing first in both the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championship and Trophy competitions for 2015/16.

It is the first time the same university has won both competitions in the same year and is the university’s first national championship victory in 12 years.

The news follows an impressive year for sport at the university with a final BUCS table position of 26th with a record 1327 points – an improvement of four places on the previous year. The teams played over 820 fixtures across the year, collectively winning 477 of them.

BUCS league winners this year include:

  • Men’s Badminton
  • Men’s Indoor Cricket
  • Women’s Fencing
  • Women’s Futsal
  • Women’s Hockey 3rds
  • Netball 1st
  • Netball 3rd
  • Netball 4th
  • Netball 5th
  • Riding 1st
  • Riding 2nd
  • Women’s Rugby union
  • Men’s Squash 1st
  • Men’s Squash 2nd
  • Women’s Squash
  • Men’s Table tennis

BUCS Conference Cup winners this year include:

  • Men’s Football 3rd Team
  • Women’s Rugby
  • Women’s Squash

The University teams also won this year’s annual Liverpool Varsity Cup in a head-to-head competition with Liverpool John Moores University. The event, which took place on 13 April 2016 saw more than 1,000 students from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores support and represent their respective teams in 19 different sports.

Athletic Union (AU) member numbers are at an all-time high at 3,491 with 13 clubs boasting more than 100 members. The largest club is Men’s Rugby Union with 197 members followed by Lacrosse at 182.

Commenting on the success, outgoing AU president Stephanie Devine, said: “It’s been an incredible year and I’d like to say a massive thank you to every single team in the AU, both club and campus sports, for contributing to it. Here’s to another great year next year!”

Former student representative, Gaby Sims has been elected as the new AU president for the forthcoming academic year.

For more information about sport at the University of Liverpool please visit: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sports/sports/.

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