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Sport-light: Royal Holloway Chess Club President Jonas Erbe

Eliot K. Raman Jones | Sports Editor Jonas Erbe was re-elected as President of Royal Holloway Chess Club in May 2020. As part of a new segment interviewing presidents and captains of RHUL sports clubs, Sports Editor Eliot Raman Jones spoke to him about what Chess Club is all about, his history with the game, and his plans for the future. Good morning, Jonas. How … Continue reading Sport-light: Royal Holloway Chess Club President Jonas Erbe

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Bayern Munich Win Eighth Consecutive Bundesliga Title

Eliot K. Raman Jones | Sports Editor   Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions this week, after a 1-0 win against Werder Bremen meant that perennial also-rans Borussia Dortmund could not catch up with the Bavarian side. Bayern have been in scintillating form since Hans-Dieter “Hansi” Flick took over from Niko Kovac in November 2019, and the victory against Werder came off the back of … Continue reading Bayern Munich Win Eighth Consecutive Bundesliga Title

Campaigns and Manifestos: VP Societies and Sports

Dominic Taylor | Sports Editor With SU Sabbatical Officer elections coming up, the Founder takes a look at the campaigns and manifestos of candidates battling to become the newly created VP Societies and Sports. Alex Winch Alex Winch is a third-year Politics and International Relations student, secretary of Men’s football, a keen supporter of all clubs and societies and a familiar face on campus. Additionally, … Continue reading Campaigns and Manifestos: VP Societies and Sports

October’s Highlights in Women’s Sport

Student Writer | Annabel Drugan FA Women’s Super League So far this season, an early title race has emerged. Manchester City, Chelsea and reigning champions Arsenal have all gone ahead of the competition early on and it is clear to see the battle for the title will be a three-way shoot-out. Arsenal women’s imperious track record has to be noted: 15 League titles, 14 FA … Continue reading October’s Highlights in Women’s Sport

Event of the Month Preview: Rugby World Cup 2019

Student Writer | Annabel Drugan Friday the 20th of September sees Japan host the first game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a fixture against Russia at the Tokyo Stadium. It is the first time this competition is to be held in Asia and is set to be, arguably, one of the closest Rugby World Cups in its history with several countries similarly matched … Continue reading Event of the Month Preview: Rugby World Cup 2019

Women’s Football ‘Female Is Fierce’ Campaign

Deputy Sports Editor | Jack Wright From Monday 25 February, Royal Holloway’s Women’s Football club will be running a range of events across campus in order to promote the ‘Female Is Fierce’ campaign. Each of the evening events being hosted, whether active or social, highlight inclusivity and place a key focus upon Royal Holloway’s female athletes. Women’s Football Charity Secretary Kate Roberts, with help from … Continue reading Women’s Football ‘Female Is Fierce’ Campaign

Review: Our New Uni Gym

Student | Rita Mataruka Picture this: you, drenched in sweat, pathetically trying to work your glutes (so that you can obtain that Beyoncé bum you’ve always wanted) amidst a host of intimidating athletes, glistening and grunting their way through reps. Scattered amongst these professionals are beast machines, resembling closer to aliens than exercise equipment. For some, I just described your natural habitat. But for the … Continue reading Review: Our New Uni Gym

Match Report: Mens Basketball V Surrey

Treasurer of Basketball | Ieuan Greaves Royal Holloway, Sports Centre | 24 October | 16:15 Men’s Basketball secured their first win of the season against local rivals Surrey in intense fashion after scoring in the dying seconds of the match to win 75-74. The game started off fast with Surrey getting the best of the opening exchanges, which meant that they went into the break … Continue reading Match Report: Mens Basketball V Surrey