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 Alumni Challenge Weekend 2014 - Postponed

We regret to announce that the Loughborough University Alumni Challenge Weekend 2014 is to be postponed due to a revision of the event and the development of Loughborough Sport.

The event will return in 2015 bigger, better and brighter than ever with more sports events, the opportunity to try something new and a number of coaching and volunteering workshops.

Loughborough Sporting Club will be taking a lead role in ensuring the event fulfils your expectations and in the meantime please email lsc@lboro.ac.uk with any suggestions you may have.

If you and your friends would like to return to Loughborough for a sporting event please do not hesitate to contact the above email address.

To join the Loughborough Sporting Club and keep up to date with all Loughborough Sport developments, past and present please visit our website.

Alumni Challenge Weekend 2013 - May Bank Holiday (3-4th)

Over 150 alumni travelled from all over the country to re-live their Loughborough experience and play in a variety sports against the current students’ teams. 

Proceedings got under way on the Friday night, with a number of alumni arriving for a drink in JC’s, followed by queue jump into ‘Alumni FND'. The main event kicked off on the saturday morning, with showers not dampening the spirits as alumni took on students across a range of sports. Glorious sunshine was enjoyed by all in the afternoon as more spectators emerged to cheer the teams on. 

Following some tough matches, alumni and students adjourned to Fusions to enjoy a drink and hog roast, before discovering who would be announced  Alumni Challenge champions for 2013. 

The results: Alumni vs. Students competitions 

Women’s football Alumni won 2-1
Alumni Player of the tournament: Tanya Dickinson
Student Player of the tournament: Shauna Chambers 

Tennis Alumni won 6-4
Alumni Player of the tournament: Andy Gent
Student Player of the tournament: Charlie Regis 

Men’s basketball Alumni won 77-71
Alumni Player of the tournament: Michael Sallabank
Student Player of the tournament: Mark Diskin 

Volleyball Alumni won 2-1
Alumni Player of the tournament: Matt Rouse
Student Player of the tournament: Tom King 

Netball Draw 35 all
Alumni Player of the tournament: Manson
Student Player of the tournament: Rachel Massie 

Men’s lacrosse Alumni won won 9-5
Alumni Player of the tournament: Mark Coates
Student Player of the tournament: Dan Hague 

Women’s lacrosse Alumni won 15-13
Alumni Player of the tournament: Harriet Kent
Student Player of the tournament: Torz Anderson 

Eddie Gregg 5 a side tournament Alumni 1-0
Alumni Player of the tournament: Tom Curtis
Student Player of the tournament: James Jordan 

Rugby Sevens Students won the final Loughborough Barracudas Vs. Hobbos Team
Alumni Player of the tournament: Tom Hobbs
Student Player of the tournament: James Hall 

Our congratulations go to the alumni teams, who were confirmed as champions with a final score of 7-1. The victory marks the second year the Alumni have triumphed and takes the overall score to 2-2 since the first Alumni Challenge Weekend in 2010.

Lewis Timms the current AU president presented the Challenge Cup on behalf of the students to the alumni representative Tim Crane (Mathematics, 1992).
Following the presentation, the guests enjoyed an exclusive Hey Ewe in Fusion followed by queue jump passes to Echos.

We would like to say thank you to ASAP promo, Teach First and the Sports Development Centre whose support made it possible to run this event. Finally, special thanks to all the AU Reps and alumni who worked so hard to promote the event, especially Tim Crane and Fred Pierrepont. 

Once again, thank you all for joining us, we hope to see you again in 2015! 

Best wishes 

Development and Alumni Relations Office 

Click here to see photographs from the weekend

  

 

Previous Challenge Weekends

 Challenge Weekend - 4-6 May 2012

 Challenge Weekend - 6-8 May 2011

 Challenge Weekend - 30 April - 2 May 2010

 

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