Whilst for most of the university week 5 means RAG week, for Mixed Netball and Mixed Hockey this is our ultimate UWMNC/MXDHC week! We had a fantastic time attending Mixed Hockey's training session on Tuesday and it was amazing to see so many people at our session on Wednesday! I think it's safe to say we finished off the week in style with our joint bar crawl, completing all the challenges set by our four social secs, Ammu, Jess, Manny and Tash. We managed to raise an amazing £316.60 for our two charities - Warwickshire Young Carers' Project and Coventry Haven! Thank you for everyone that got involved in one of the best weeks of our MN calendar!
On Tuesday we headed down to Kelsey's for the most important social of the year - Boys vs Girls, the ultimate battle of the sexes!
After one of the best circles of the year so far, we headed out into Leamington to complete the challenges set by our Social Secretaries, Ammu and Jess! After a long night of hard work, the results were in...THE GIRLS WON!!!
It's official, girls really are better than boys. Sorry lads! #whoruntheworld
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our charity tournament tomorrow. The forecast tells us there is 100% chance of snow and sadly, we can't really argue with that!
The tournament will be postponed to the 11th March (Week 9 Sunday), hopefully you will all still be able to make that and our Captain Annabelle and Vice-Captain Chloe till be in touch with you soon to let you know of any changes being made!
Thank you for your continued interest in taking part!
Following the prospect of free pizza, we had a great turnout for the election of our new Social Secretaries on Tuesday. 3 of our members ran for the position and gave 2 minute presentations. We are pleased to announce that we have elected our two new Social Secretaries, Ammu and Jessica! We are very excited to have them on board and see what the next term and a half have in store for them!
This week we took on our biggest charity event of the term - our 24 hour shootout. This required our Mixed Netballers to be continually shooting throughout the 24 hour period from 4pm on Wednesday 1st November to 4pm on Thursday 2nd November. Between online donations and the spare change collected throughout the 24 hours, we managed to raise a total of £579.29 for Warwickshire Young Carers' Project. We are absolutely ecstatic about this and we want to thank everyone who helped out shooting through the 24 hour and who donated to such a worthy cause! And a massive well done to Charlotte for organising such a successful event!!
After what feels like an eternity, Mixed Netball are finally back on the courts up at Lakeside! Despite the gloomy sky, the turnout to our first taster session was amazing!! Thank you to everyone for coming and we can't wait to see everyone back on Sunday 1-3pm for our next session. Bring along your flatmates, your course mates or even that random person you met in the Copper Rooms a few nights ago - the more the merrier!! Our first circle back was a small one but I think it's safe to say everyone smashed their costumes and had a fab time. It was amazing to have everyone back and even better to have some new faces in the circle! We will be circling week 2 and 3 too so if you have a circling ticket come and join us, our circle is downstairs and stars at 7! Check the Facebook page for more info!
MN love xox
On potentially one of the hottest days so far this year, Mixed Netball braved the heat and made their way up to Lakeside courts to take part in the Women's Netball Charity Tournament.
Winning 5 out of 6 matches (who knew men's football were so good at netball? I say they just had the height advantage) we were through to the semi finals.
Notable moments include:
Placed against the freshers team of Women's Netball in the semis, we knew we were in for a tough match. Tired, sunburnt and sweating we slapped on our 5th layer of suncream and downed yet another bottle of water and made our way on to the court.
After a tough match in the 30 degree heat, we ended up just missing out on the finals by losing 4-3. (Though honestly I'm not too sure we minded all that much as all everyone wanted to do was get back and get in a shower at this point.)
Well done to everyone who played and especially for making it to the semi finals!!
Pictures by Tim Nunan
We somehow managed to gather a team of volunteers and against all odds we managed to swim the channel today as part of the Swimming and Water Polo Club's Charity Channel Swim! This was for a great cause - we raised money for Headway, they provide UK-wide support and information to improve life after brain injury.
Thanks to everyone who participated and donated, the just giving page is still up for people to donate, any amount is hugely appreciated!
Well done to Charlotte, Hannah, Lee, Todd, Bal, Dale, Lilly, Mark, Wilhelm and Holly!
So it turns out WE CAN PLAY FOOTBALL (sometimes).
Wasting no time getting back into the swing of things, we had our first match of third term on the evening of Friday week 1 - a football match against the women's football team.
For those of us that ate one too many Easter eggs this holiday, this gave us the chance to run around and work them off, before venturing out to neon or back to the library for dat revision. We won 8-1(!!!) in this match, but it seemed we peaked a little too early.
The following week came the Women's football charity tournament. The teams had another dabble and despite losing all the games, managed to pick up some prizes along the way #itsthetakingpartthatcounts
WELL DONE TEAM!
IT IS MY PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THE EXEC OF 2017-18
President: Annabel Martirossian
Captain: Annabelle Warwick
Vice Captain: Chloe Phillimore
Social Secretaries: Tamara Tharmaraj and Katie Hayman-Joyce
Secretary: Megan Parnell
Tour Secretary: Sophie Auj
Treasurer: Alex Clark
Publicity Officer: Anna Bruce
Charities and Events Officer: Charlotte Midgley Ross
Mixed Netball is the sports club that's all about creating a relaxed sports environment to meet up with friends, as well as organising some brilliant socials. We are one of the largest sports club in the university. We train twice a week and meet socially at least once a week.