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Netball Cruise to Top Spot

This Wednesday was a very important day in the whole year for Team Brunel as not only were we the BUCS University in focus but we also kicked off the say no to homophobia campaign whereby all sports clubs were encouraged to wear Rainbow Laces to support the work done by Stonewall Charity.

It was another successful week for many of the Brunel teams as we look to not only better last year’s league table finish but also for many teams to go one better in their leagues. Some crucial top of the league encounters led to fantastic results for Team Brunel and here are a selection of this week’s standout performers;

Netball; One of the most important matches of the day, and possibly the season for the netball girls, saw them face off against Hertfordshire in the battle for supremacy at the top of the Premier South table. Despite a very close 1st quarter, this was about as close the opposition were to get to a Brunel side who were far more determiend to win . The final score of 47 – 30 was a reflection of the fantastic performance by the girls and they now top the table with a game in hand. With 5 wins in a row can they continue this fantastic form and be crowned deserved winners of the Premier South?

Rugby League; After securing their first win of the year last week, and with being one of the team’s in focus this week, big things were expected for the team. Not wishing to disappoint, the boys produced a try laden match to emerge victories with a massive score line of 56-8. With the St. Mary’s team now in sights, next week’s fixture against bottom of the table Essex will be massive to ensure they remain within grasp of the leaders.

Women’s Volleyball; One of this year’s most impressive teams, Women’s Volleyball have quietly gone about their business but now sit pretty at the top of their league with 4 wins from 4. A comprehensive 3-0 over Canterbury Christ University has left the camp in good spirits ahead of next week’s cup fixture against Middlesex. Can the girls carry on this great momentum and secure a cup upset by defeating a team in the higher division?

Men’s Fencing; Another of Brunel’s team enjoying a fine unbeaten run at the start of the season, the men’s Fencing team notched up their 4th win in a row to move ahead of King’s Cross to the top of the South Eastern 2A table. Attentions turn to the cup next week and the boys will be looking to continue their winning ways against Royal Holloway, a team they have already beaten 135 – 84 in the league.

Next Wednesday sees a return to the cup for many of Brunel’s teams, with plenty of teams in good spirits and looking to continue their cup runs. Here is a list of a few fixtures that we believe will be interesting to watch;

South Eastern Conference Cup – Men’s Football 1 v Reading 1 – Site 5 – 14:00

South Eastern Conference Plate – Men’s Rugby 2 v Essex 2 – Cemetery Pitch – 15:00

Premier South - Netball 1 v Cardiff 1 - 17:00 - Netball Hall

Premier South – Men’s Basketball 1 v Bath 1 – 18:00 – Sports Hall