Belief is the Key to Success


After my last article, I have been asked by a number of students just exactly where this ability and sporting prowess on campus is, because they couldn’t see it. Personally I’m not sure if they needed their eyes testing but I thought I would dedicate my comment piece to the teams who have undoubtedly shone through so far.

After the what can only be described as a phenomenal year last year, Men’s Football have come away with wins for both the 1sts and 2nds in both of the last two weeks- a consolidation year for the club it may be, but great determination and resolve being shown by the winners of the President’s Award in 2010.

On a college level, credit is given to members of Lonsdale Men’s A Pool who have only lost one game all year and are currently on course for the title. Women’s Pool is incredibly close at the minute with Founder’s rivals Bowland and Lonsdale vying for the top spot and it couldn’t be much closer to be honest.

A special mention must also go to the American Football Team, the Lancaster Bombers. After losing their head coach of a number of years over the summer vacation, the Bombers have had an excellent season. The Bombers are currently preparing for a rubber match with Leeds Met Celtics. If they can get through them, the whispers of an unbeaten season may become that bit louder.

But the most impressive sporting displays that I have seen this year so far have been found on the Rugby pitches. Our Women’s team have lost only their first game of the season and seem to be growing in stature each and every match. York have had the dominance overall in the women’s game at previous Roses matches in the years gone by, but I have a feeling the Black and Gold may be getting a little bit tarnished this year.

Over the summer two members of the Rugby Union 1sts came into my office and set themselves a challenge there and then. They said that they wanted the team to become the primary team of the University after Football’s domination last year. Going off their 10-0 unbeaten streak and 300+ points scored to date, there isn’t much to argue here. Our Men’s 1sts have been nothing short of devastating at times on the pitch, and with their eyes firmly set on the treble of League, Cup and Roses. I can’t wait to see how far they push themselves.

Don’t let anyone tell you there isn’t any quality sport at Lancaster. For those who questioned my previous words, consider yourself told.

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