Our annual ‘Ladies Day’ took place on Wednesday 3rd October, and was an event which saw women from a number of sports teams compete in a variety of sports, all to raise money for charity. This year the event saw competing teams from clubs such as Rowing, Netball, Equestrian, Hockey, Water Polo, Sirens, Athletics, Rugby, and Football.
This annual event gives the opportunity for girls to participate in many different sports and to fundraise for charity. The chosen charity for the event this year was Mind, who provide advice and support to those suffering with mental health issues. They campaign to promote awareness and understanding as well as working with others to gain respect and support.
As mental health is something that affects many students at the University, the resources which Mind provide are essential for those who are suffering. The girls who participated in the event managed to raise an amazing £642 from paying to play and through the raffle!
Teams had great fun participating in many different sports including Dodgeball, Volleyball, Benchball, Tag Rugby and Football. Teams were then competing to face each other in the semi-finals of Rounders, and the Tug of War final.
After many matches and tight scores, 4 teams made it through to the semi-finals. Both Netball teams, Athletics and Rugby managed to get enough points to make it through in the penultimate rounders competition. After 5 timed innings both ways between Netball teams 1 and 2, the score was tight and there was only 2 points in it, resulting in the Netball 1st team going through to the final round. An equally close score between Rugby and Athletics found Athletics and Netball 1st in the tug of war finale.
Going into the final, both teams were ready to fight and had their eyes on the coveted plastic trophy prize. After a very close battle, Netball 1st managed to pull their rope over the line and claimed their victory!
Feedback from those that took part said they had a great day and really enjoyed trying new sports and participating in the day. A successful day was had by all!
by Sophie Hargreaves