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BUCS weekend round up

It was a successful weekend for some of Leeds Beckett’s Athletic Union clubs, with Dance and Gymnastics grabbing the headlines.

BUCS weekend round-up

It was a successful weekend for some of Leeds Beckett’s Athletic Union clubs, with Dance and Gymnastics grabbing the headlines.

Leeds Beckett Gymnastics impress at BUCS Nationals

Josh Avallone stole the headlines for the club as he was crowned overall champion in the Men’s Grade Two category, dominating in the pommel and vault events with two first place finishes.

Josh’s success was the first of many for the club as the Women’s Elite team claimed third overall at the event.

The team, consisted of Isle of Man Commonwealth athlete Nicole Burns, who claimed fifth overall in the individual section, Lauren Arthur, Meg Parsley and Club Captain Molly Simpson who finished fifteenth overall after a strong second place result in the vault.

Molly said she was incredibly proud of her teams’ efforts, as they faced their fiercest competition yet in the Nationals, with special praise for their individual champion, Josh.

“Everyone put out their absolute best routines and did themselves and the university proud,” Molly said.

“The team had a fantastic weekend and showed great support for one another, which was lovely to see.

“Special mention goes to Josh Avallone who put out some amazing routines, taking the competition by storm with a fantastic vault.”

Full results:

Women's Grade One (Elite):

Nicole Burns - 5th overall, 6th beam, 6th bars, 7th vault and 9th bars

Molly Simpson- 15th Overall, 2nd vault and 10th floor

Women's Grade Two (Advanced):

Lauren Arthur - 6th Overall -  2nd bars, 6th Vault, 8th beam

Meg Parsley - 15th Overall and 3rd bars

Alice Fox - 27th Overall

Ellie Woolhead - 39th Overall

Women's Grade Three (Intermediate):

Lilly Kent - 5th Overall, 7th Floor and 8th Vault

Hannah Cullen - 18th Overall

Women's Grade Four (Novice):

India Hollingworth - 10th Overall

Lucy MacDonald - 19th Overall and 5th on Floor Amelia Hawksford - 15th Overall

Leeds Beckett Dance Club shine at Nottingham Trent Dance-Off

The University’s Dance team fought off strong competition to claim top 5 finishes across a number of categories at the event.

The team claimed first place in the advanced hip hop and intermediate Lyrical categories. The hip hop squad were promoted from the intermediate category after the judges believed they were too good to compete at that level – a shrewd move by the judges!

As well as two first place finishes, the team finished second in the advanced ballet and advanced lyrical categories and third in the advanced jazz and contemporary fields.

Team member Taylor Churchman finished fifth in the solo category, with Kenny Anderson claiming the top spot as best male.

Match of the Week

Leeds Beckett Netball 2’s vs Durham

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Carnegie Sport’s official Match of the Week will see the University’s undefeated netball second team take on Durham in the BUCS Northern Conference Cup.

The team have yet to be beaten in any competitions in the 2018-19 season and will be looking for lots of support to help them continue their incredible record.

Make sure to get down for their big game, or if you can’t make it, follow Carnegie Sport on Twitter for live updates.

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