Tuesday 6th September 2016

Hosted at The Duke’s, Craigtoun, over 100 of Britain and Ireland’s best student golfers will look to get their season up and running with a strong showing over 3 rounds of golf.

The new student golf season kicks off this week with the now traditional curtain raiser, the Stirling International.

“Hosted at The Duke’s, Craigtoun, over 100 of Britain and Ireland’s best student golfers will look to get their season up and running with a strong showing over 3 rounds of golf.”

With BUCS Macpherson Order of Merit qualifying points on offer, a strong showing at The Duke’s can provide a firm base on the road to the BUCS Tour Finals, hosted this season by Prince’s Golf Club in April 2017.

This year’s Stirling International is jammed full of quality, with teams representing nine institutions in the men’s competition and four on the women’s side. Complementing entries from UK universities are a men’s team from Scottish Golf (including Stirling University graduate Craig Howie), and a men’s and a women’s team from Irish powerhouse Maynooth University.

The men’s competition sees only one of last year’s top ten (Andrew Davidson; Stirling University/Charleton) returning, providing a great opportunity for a new generation of golfers to come to the fore. As in previous years, Stirling and St. Andrews provide the highest number of golfers in the field but there is quality on show from all of the institutions and staying in contention over the first two days should set a number of golfers up for a final day shootout.

Three of last year’s top five, including reigning champion Gemma Batty (Stirling University/Powfoot), return in the women’s competition. With a field 40% bigger than last year, the competition will be as fierce as ever with Gemma unlikely to give up her title without a strong fight. As on the men’s side, Stirling and St Andrews provide the majority of the field but the other institutions represented will be set on ensuring that the Scottish powerhouses don’t have it all their own way.

“It is fabulous to herald the start of another exciting season of student sport, with the Stirling International golf Tournament getting underway at The Duke’s.”

Full information on the Stirling International can be found HERE.

Updates during the event will be found HERE, with live scores HERE.

For all information on the Macpherson Order of Merit, please visit the BUCS website.

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Tuesday 6th September 2016

Only members of affiliated institutes to the governing body (Netball Scotland) are eligible to attend.

When: 1st October 2016

Where: University of Stirling

Only members of affiliated institutes to the governing body (Netball Scotland) are eligible to attend.

To affiliate you University or College please follow the link here: https://netballscotland.azolve.com/Account.mvc/LogIn

 

If you require any more information please contact membership@netballscotland.com

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Friday 2nd September 2016

Tickets are now available for the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Rugby Varsity Match on the 24th September 2016.

The oldest student rugby fixture in the world returns to BT Murrayfield where University of St Andrews take on University of Edinburgh at the home of Scottish Rugby.

With last years sensational success of 10,000 spectators, 2016 promises to be the hottest ticket in town. Don’t mis out, put The Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Match in your diary today!!

Matches:
Women’s 1st XV – kick off 5pm

Men’s 1st XV – kick off 6pm

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Friday 2nd September 2016

The sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards are open for nominations until 16 September. We are looking for the best coaches, technical officials and volunteers in the country to win one of our 11 categories.

Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2016

The sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards are open for nominations until 16 September.  We are looking for the best coaches, technical officials and volunteers in the country to win one of our 11 categories.

This is a great opportunity to show the people who make sport happen that they are crucial to ensuring children can participate and athletes can improve.  We would love for you to share this opportunity with your affiliated clubs but also if you personally know a coach, official or volunteer that has gone the extra mile in your sport you can also nominate.

Nominate Now!

You can nominate in one of our 11 categories for your worthy coach, official or volunteer and the winner will be presented with a   £300 cheque, a trophy, a certificate and will be invited to our Awards ceremony in November to celebrate their achievements.

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Friday 2nd September 2016

As Pokémon Go™ captures the nation, public health experts are asking what the impact of this is on people’s physical activity levels. Pokémon Go™ enthusiast Tepi Mclaughlin has blogged about the latest trend.

Do you play this?  Has it made you more active?  We think it would be cool to share your experiences and contribute to this research at Sheffield Hallam University.  Check out the article and if you want to participate you can click the link below.

Boosting physical activity across the UK

A free-to-play app storming across Britain. The aptly named “Pokémon Go™” combines the digital world with the world around us, and it’s making people move more. One possible reason the app is so popular is users don’t acknowledge the game as physical activity. If this is you, then ignore this article and keep playing!
The success of the app has been phenomenal. Users can be seen walking around the real world, motivated by the desire to achieve goals within the game. Quantifying the impact upon physical activity is challenging, but early estimates suggest an exciting 43-minute boost in walking per day. Too much sitting and not enough physical activity leads to a worsened health profile – can Pokémon Go™ lead to the public health goal to #SitLess #MoveMore?

Early Stats

Following the July 14th 2016 UK release of Pokémon Go™ it has been widely quoted in the press as:

  • having more active users than Twitter (and possibly Google Maps and Snapchat too!).
  • exceeding 5 million UK downloads.
  • the most downloaded game ever in its first week on the App Store.

Research is being conducted by Sheffield Hallam University investigating the apps impact on physical activity, which should provide more detail on the potential boost in physical activity.

link to the original article; http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/pokemongo/index.html

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Thursday 1st September 2016

Scottish Student Sport are very excited to announce that our new website has now gone live!

Our new website has launched!  Scottish Student Sport are very excited to announce that our new website has now gone live!

We think it looks pretty slick, but as with anything new there may be some small glitches at first or things that aren’t quite right.

We’ll need to give it a few days to settle in and we’ll be testing in the background to make sure it’s all as it should be.

Many of the events for the 16/17 year are in the process of being confirmed which is why they aren’t yet appearing on the site, but as soon as they are ready we’ll pop them up. Click.  Browse. Enjoy!

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