Tag : nancy gillen

YSPOTY Hopefuls Anticipate Success

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THE shortlist for the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year has been announced, marking out potential future stars in the world of sport. All of the nominees have had an extremely successful 2015. Two gymnasts have made the list. First up is 18-year-old Brinn Bevan, who was part of … Read More

Dreary Day at Durham for Football 3rds

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Women’s Football University of Leeds 1 – 7 Durham ON what was a wet and windy occasion, Leeds once again suffered an undeserving defeat, this time to Durham 3rds. The Leeds side had their best attacking performance of the season, but this came at a price with Durham scoring many a … Read More

Should Jose Mourinho be fired?

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NO – Fiona Tomas If Mourinho is to become the latest victim of the ‘come and go’ managerial culture that English football has so tediously become a slave to, it would be, as they say in Portuguese, “cereja em cima do bolo” – or the icing on the cake. There is … Read More

Britain Strikes Gold at World Champs

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THE IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha started last week, and Great Britain already have a very impressive medal haul. This competition will be the last event before the Paralympics in Rio next year and so may be a good reflection of how the team will perform. Notable victories include … Read More

Leeds Beaten by Fortunate Newcastle

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LEEDS University Women’s football 3rd team lost narrowly to Newcastle 2nds at Weetwood on Wednesday. However, this was not reflective of Leeds’s performance, with the Gryphons dominating throughout the second half and coming close many a time to scoring a goal of their own. Having beaten their opponents last week … Read More

Price of Football: What’s the cost?

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THE price of football in the UK can be perfectly summed up by one fact, found by BBC Sport in their Price of Football study: Eastleigh, who play in the National League, offer the cheapest season ticket in the top five leagues of English football, at a cost of £120. However, … Read More

Funding Dilemma in Women’s Football

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THE Women’s World Cup this summer was a dream come true for many supporters of women’s football. Not only was every game either televised or available online, but newspaper coverage and public support soared as the Lionesses progressed further and further into the tournament, eventually returning to England with a … Read More

The Gryphon interviews Olympic heptathlete Louise Hazel

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FRESHERS’ week is infamous for students around the UK drinking copious amounts of alcohol and attending over-hyped events at questionable nightclubs. For many, exercise and healthy living is the last thing on their minds as they re-acclimatise themselves back into university life. However, here at Leeds University, one event took a new approach … Read More

Valiant Ladies Battered by Beckett

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As Varsity day loomed, the Leeds University women’s football teams knew that they had a big challenge ahead. Aside from the obvious close rivalry between the two teams, each Leeds University side was facing off against a Beckett team two leagues above. The big day came accompanied with a torrential … Read More

Chelsea and Man City in battle for WSL Title

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THIS weekend sees the end of the FA Women’s Super League 2014/15, and for the third year running it has come down to the final set of fixtures to see who will be crowned champion. However, last year’s winners, Liverpool, are not in contention. This time last season they pipped … Read More