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Great Expectations

Sports Committees

On the eve of the new BUCS 2012/2013 Championships, we catch up with Committee members from Sports Clubs at Sussex about their hopes for the new season.

Chris Barber, Sally Hughes & Nina Gausmann, Men’s Captain, President & Women’s Captain, Table Tennis:
“Following a boom in popularity and jump to 3 BUCS teams, Table Tennis is looking very strong this season. All teams are aiming for a top of the league finish this year with medals at BUCS Nationals. It’ll be interesting to see how our teams perform not just for Sussex but for table tennis as a leading sports club.”

Jake Schofield, Club Captain, Men’s Rugby:
“With a strong intake of freshers we are looking to surpass last year’s success where the Men’s 1st team ended the season joint top of Bucs and reached the cup final. Off the field we will also be doing a charity 24 hour row in library square along with a naked calendar.”

Miles Bland, Men’s 2nd Team Captain & Communications Officer, Fencing:
“After our huge successes in the past 12 months (winning ‘Team of the Year’, earning a league promotion and being made a ‘Focus Sport’ here at the University), we are all very excited and anxious for the upcoming BUCS season! We also want to make this unique sport even more open and accessible to new members. Bring on the new season!”

Sarah Edwards & Emily Pannett, 1st Team Captain & 2nd Team Captain, Netball:
“At Sussex Netball we are hoping to regain our title as ‘Club of the Year’ in the summer of 2013. Our committee is extremely dedicated to getting a double promotion in the BUCs league, alongside organising a number of exciting fundraising events and improving our club night by providing a squad coach. Watch this space!”

Roseanne Thomas, 1st Team Captain, Women’s Hockey:
“After humiliating Brighton with an epic varsity win last season we plan on doing it all over again this year. Our aim for double promotion for our Ladies teams will definitely help keep Sussex sport above Brighton in the BUCS League for another year.”

Fizz Swayne, Sussex Snow:
“As the University’s biggest society we are excited about all the things we are bringing to you this year!.. Our cheapest ever trips to the Alps, free beginner lessons, freestyle sessions, biggest ever pub crawl, and a naked calendar to name but a few! Add us as a friend on Facebook to find out more!”

Izumi Kershaw, Women’s Captain, Volleyball:
“Volleyball is coming back strong for the 2012/13 season. Over 50 students came to the tryouts last week proving it difficult to narrow down to a selected team of 12-16. Last year having gone to the National Student Cup, our goals are only to aim higher. We aim to go home knowing that we did 150%. This season is going to be yet another amazing season for the volleyball team!!!”

Sam Jewiss, Men’s 1st Team Captain, Cricket:
“Inspirationally led by first XI captain and star player Sam Jewiss, the men’s cricket team will go for glory in all forms of the game. From Rochdale to Rajastahn, everyone gets involved in the club. But, most of all, we’re just going to try and win something…even if it’s only the toss! Come Join!”

Stuart Etherington, Mens 1st Team Captain, Squash:
“2012/2013 is the year for Sussex Squash to shine through and make a name for itself on campus. The Men’s 1st Team is one of the strongest for a while so a top place finish in Division 2 is our goal. Also, with greater strength in depth, the Men’s 2nd & 3rd Teams and the Women’s Team are also aiming for strong campaigns. I love Squash.”

 

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