[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor]
The University of Hertfordshire have set a new University record by winning nine Southern Eastern (SE) leagues this season, as well as bringing home the Varsity trophy beating local rivals, the University of Bedfordshire, by 31 points to 16.
Amongst the winning streak were the American Football team, who won their league and Cup trophy and were National Cup finalists – narrowly losing out to the University of Stirling at Allianz Park.
The University’s Men’s Badminton 1st team are also going into the Premier play-offs, after winning the Southern Eastern 1A league. The 2nd team also won the SE 3A league by beating Reading University 7-1.
Stefano Sacco, Men’s Badminton 1st team captain said, “Being elected as captain and having the pleasure of playing with some fantastic players has made this year at Hertfordshire one of my best. The fact we won varsity, the league and are now in competition for promotion to the premiership is such a huge achievement.”
Hertfordshire’s Men’s Football 2nd team won the SE 3B league 2-1 against worthy components, the University of Westminster’s 1st team. The 3rd team also won the SE 4D league by beating UCL’s 2nd team 4-1.
To add to the success, the women’s teams had their fair share of wins. Women’s Basketball 1st team celebrated by winning the SE 2B league, beating Kent’s 1st team 37-8.
The Tennis team won the SE 2B league, beating Canterbury Christ Church, and the Netball team are going into the Premier play-offs, after winning the SE 1A league.
Emily Fensome, Women’s Netball 1st team captain said, “Winning the league means a lot to us because it means that all our hard work and early morning sessions have paid off! It also means we are one step closer to our main goal of promotion into the premier league.”
Varsity captain, Lee Rowe-Elliott, also added, “Winning Varsity and lifting the trophy was an amazing way to end the season and my playing career at Hertfordshire. We have kept this winning streak going for one year longer, no pressure next year!”
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