Sports teams score success

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Sports teams at the University of Wolverhampton are toasting their most successful year to date with a raft of cup wins and league promotions.

The WLV Women’s Football and Men’s Futsal teams were promoted to Tier 1 of the British Universities and College Sports (BUCS) leagues and both won the conference cup.

Men’s Football (1st team), Men’s Basketball (1st), Women’s Basketball and Men’s rugby have also won their leagues and achieved promotion.

Men’s Rugby and Men’s Basketball reached the semi-finals of their cup competition.

And notably, the Women’s Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Rugby team went the whole season unbeaten in their leagues.

Other achievements included the Women’s Judo team retaining the team championship for the 3rd consecutive year at the BUCS Nationals 2019 in Sheffield in February, also winning five gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal in the individual championships.

Head of WLV Sport Bess Evans said: “We are absolutely delighted to have celebrated our best ever year for WLV Sport, and want to congratulate all the teams and individuals involved in this success. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes in team sport, and we are proud of everyone who has played a role in this season’s achievements.

“In a brilliant year for WLV Sport, we are delighted to have been awarded the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Dual Career Accreditation – only the ninth University to gain the accreditation. Although the University has always encouraged and supported flexible learning for our elite athletes, the accreditation goes to further endorse our ambitions to create sporting hubs within the learning environment.”

The University will celebrate the year’s achievements at the annual Sports Awards that take place at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

For more information about sport at the University, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/sport

Further information 

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Thursday, 25 April 2019

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