14 February 2017

Abertay 'invincibles' celebrate league triumphs

Abertay 'invincibles' celebrate league triumphs

‌Abertay University is celebrating double sporting success after securing league wins for both netball and badminton in two ‘invincible’ seasons.

The unbeaten Abertay netball team’s latest 64-24 victory against the University of Strathclyde was enough to secure them the British University and College Sport (BUCS) title in their division.

The Dundee-based side, which boasts two Scottish Universities representatives, have now won all seven of their fixtures this year, with an enormous +296 goal difference – almost quadruple that of their nearest rivals.

Following their league success the team is now looking forward to a cup semi-final against the University of Edinburgh on March 4.

Captain Lauren Wright, an Abertay Sports Development student, said, 'It’s fantastic to see all the hard work we have been putting in pay off.

'We are a competitive club but we also have recreational players and international students on the Erasmus programme who enjoy coming to train with us.'

Meanwhile, the Abertay badminton team also secured their BUCS league title with a win over the University of Edinburgh.

The undefeated side have won eight and drawn one this year with one fixture remaining.

Club captain Matthew Taylor said, 'It’s a competitive league so it’s great to have won.

'I’m confident we can win our remaining match to go unbeaten for the full season.'

Abertay Sports Development Officer Mikey Devlin said the achievements were a result of the hard work and determination shown by both teams.

He added, 'To win any league without suffering defeat is an incredible success so all of us at Abertay Sport are delighted they have pulled it off.

'Abertay has a strong culture of participation and competition in sport and achievements like this go a long way to inspiring others to get involved.'

Caption L-R: Badminton captain Matthew Taylor, Sports Development Officer Mikey Devlin and netball captain Lauren Wright.

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