With this recent spell of bad weather, the vast majority of our outdoor sports here have understandably had to be called off. With our teams getting short on match practice and trying their best to find an alternative method of training, it is clear that they are taking their opportunity to represent both their college and university as seriously as they can whilst also not losing out in an academic sense. All of this bad weather however will lead to a backlog of games in the second term as BUCS and Inter College Leagues aim to be finished in time for Easter so that people are able to fully concentrate on both Roses and their exams too – I will let you pick which is the most important.
The benefit of this backlog however is that it gives the general population of Lancaster University the fantastic chance to spend some time seeing our guys and girls repping the colours, something which, if I’m honest, is the best bit about my job. There is nothing better than walking into work on a Wednesday morning knowing that it is going to be spent watching our teams play other universities as well as the college leagues too. Some of the college matches that have been scheduled seem to have been picked especially for second term, when the weather is better, and bigger crowds can get out at watch. There are some very big games at both College and University level in the next set of ten weeks so I urge you all to get out there as I will be, and cheer our teams on – you’d be surprised how much of a difference people on the sidelines can really make!
May I also take this chance to wish the readers of SCAN all the best for the festive season; I hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas, and I’ll see you all in the New Year.