We have loads going on at MDX Sport, so to keep you up to date with what's been happening we produce a monthly e-newsletter, full of the latest achievements, news and exciting forthcoming sporting events you may want to be involved in. Download your copy below:
Our monthly e-newsletter is jam packed full of the latest sports news and events. It's the best way to keep up to date with all the latest in sport at the University. If you have a sporting news story you would like to submit for publication please contact Toni Hannan.
Join in our fun events in aid of this years Sport Relief 2018. Run, walk in our 1 mile event round campus or join our walking leaderboard and 'outstep' your colleagues and friends in the Sport Relief 1 Billion steps challenge.
Join the 'Middlesex Heart' and other 'characters' as they walk and or run around the 1 mile course set around the campus grounds, raising money for this worthwhile cause. registration is just £5 with all proceeds going to this years Sport Relief. Registration from the Fitnes Pod reception or on the day.
Challenge yourself against your mates in our Middlesex University step challenge leader board. Plus set yourself an additional challenge and see if you and your friends can accummilate enough steps between you to 'Climb Kilimanjaro'. Between us we want to try and help Sport Relief get the nation clocking up over a billion steps for charity.
To take part simply download the Sport Relief app for free and register your details. Email email@example.com to register for the Middlesex leaderboard.
The Sport & Recreation team at Middlesex University are offering all Middlesex University female staff and students free sports activities in celebration of International Women's Day 2018. International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and this years theme is #PressForProgress.
Why not come and get involved in a host of free activities from 5-9 March 2018 including:
Simply come and see us in MDX House to register for your free class quoting #InternationalWomen'sDay. We will also be celebrating International Men's Day in November 2018 where objectives include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality.
As part of our ongoing developments at The Fitness Pod, we have now also launched an app to allow members to book classes whilst on the move. There is also a new members portal, where you can manage your bookings and membership.
Men's Basketball played their 3rd cup game this week, fighting for a place in the Semi-Finals. The home game against Cambridge University was a tight from start to finish and winning it would mean getting further in the Cup than the Middlesex Basketball team had ever gotten before! The event drew in a large crowd of supporters for our team, creating an atmosphere that only added to the tension of the game. The players constantly kept play at a high intensity and fast pace, whilst maintaining a slight lead throughout the entire match.
The Men's Basketball team snatched the victory 79-63, with Man of the Match going to Marcus Peddigrew-Edgren and honourable mentions to Madras Kokins and Collins Larry for a consistent high rate of play. The team would like to thank everyone who came to cheer them on, including Vice Chancellor Tim Blackman. They will face Bournemouth, away, in the Semi-Finals, next week.
What an intense match of well-played rugby! Wednesday saw our Rugby team win the Semi-Finals against Kingston, but the win didn't come easily like Middlesex are used to. Both teams started with a very strong defence and Kingston resisted our attempts time after time but eventually the teams captain, Aston Whitlow, scored the first try, putting our team on the board. As the first half ended, Middlesex were down 24-10, but if there is one thing our Men's Rugby are known for, it's motivating one another and succeeding as team players. The second half started, and they came back with more ferocity, moving and pushing forwards as a solid unit. They demonstrated incredible defence and were motivated more and more by each and every point gained. Some brilliant scores from Oli May in the second half and a great boot by Ben Carter heavily influenced the win, but the match winning try was made by Kyle Bowers and the victory was assisted by the captain's good decision-making skills. As the match came to an end the team breathed a sigh of relief, only just winning against the well-matched team 27-24 but nevertheless, earning their spot in the Final.
The final against our ex varsity rivals, UEL, will take place on Wednesday 7th March at our home ground of Allianz park, and spectators are always welcomed. Next week they will playing Reading in a league game at home from 2pm.
For yet another week our MDX Men's Volleyball team remain undefeated! They continue to dominate the leader board, an entire 12 points above Kings College and Kent. This week they had the pleasure of beating Queen Mary 3-1. Man of the Match was awarded to Jack Williams for his outstanding attack and amazing effort.
We wish them the best of luck with their final two league games and especially in the Semi-Finals of the Cup next week, where they will face King's College again.
This week our Men's Table Tennis team played Surrey 2nds in the Semi-Finals of the Conference Cup. They won the match 13-4 and became yet another MDX team to earn their spot in the finals! A special mention goes out to Kevin who hasn't played many games this year but stepped up and gave a good effort. Captain Guy Ben-Aroya won all his matches with absolute ease, as did Alexander. Jacky started off a little rocky, but soon found his feet and breezed through the remaining games. They are hopeful to do well in the final and we wish them the very best of luck.
16-18 February a group of Middlesex students travelled to Sheffield to compete in six sports at the BUCS National Indoor Championships. Despite is being one the smallest team for a number of years, we still managed to bring home four Golds, and seven medals overall, showing that as a university we are providing quality over quantity.
With a small group of four novice fencers, Captain Francois Essii found his team paired against much more experienced competition. Two of the team however made it through to the plate but unfortunately their chances were lessened when they were matched against each other. Francois made it to the quarter finals where he was narrowly beaten and while disappointed with his performance we are really proud of their achievements this year.
Our 5 Judo fighters supported by their captain, Nuruzzaman Khan, gave an impressive performance, which has become expected this year of the squad.
Danius Stribys fought in the Under 73kg category and, as an athlete who is used to being undefeated, managed to win 5 out of 6 fights, narrowly missing out on a Silver medal and having to settle for a bronze although this was still a great achievement because this is the first time he has competed in a national championship.
Ron Pistner had a strong start this season after coming second at UEL Open. Fighting in the same category as team mate Danius, he lost his Gold to him. Once again at BUCS, Rob won 4 out of 6 fights and finished in 4th place.
Jan Benes had an unfortunate weekend but gained a lot of experience. Jan moved to a new weight category for this, his second competition and at U81kg, Jan was unfortunately knocked out after 2 wins and 2 loses.
Mohez Khan kept up his impressive winning streak, after winning every fight and bringing home the Gold at UEL Open, he came back with even more determination, winning 6 out of 7 fights and sitting on top of the podium with a well-earned Gold Medal!
The 5th and final competitor, Deborah Sangola, also brought home a Gold Medal! Deborah is an experience Judo fighter and managed to earn her position on points and fights. We are incredible proud of our Judo team and are excited to see what more they have to give with at least two more competitions still remaining.
Our squad of eight (five boys and three girls) had an eventful two-days competing in individual kata, individual kumite and team kumite.
Tanesha Balgobin started the weekend strong by winning a bronze medal in female novice kata. On Sunday, Tanesha once again displayed outstanding competency by winning a gold medal in female novice kumite! Malik Shittu also gave a strong performance taking the bronze medal in male novice kumite.
In team kumite both our female and male teams performed well in numerous hard matches. Sadly, our male team were narrowly defeated by Edinburgh University in the semi-final, and our female team came up against a stronger opponent in the quarter-final against Swansea University.
The team performed superbly over the weekend, especially considering many of the squad members have never competed before.
Although Middlesex University does not have a swimming team, we avidly encourage students who excel in an area of sport to come forward and we always love to see students who are excited about representing Middlesex University. Samantha Humphrey is one of those students. As a member of the netball team, she is already involved with sport at MDX however she is also a competitive swimmer, and she qualified to compete for us at BUCS in the Womens 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke. Samantha won her heat in the 100m Backstroke, but unfortunately finished 2 seconds under the qualifying time. We would like to congratulate her on her strong performance considering she is just coming back from injury.
This year saw the return of a Middlesex Badminton team, after a 6 year break, being captained by Alex Pandya. The male team have not dropped a game this year in their BUCS league, so had high hopes for BUCS in the individuals, doubles and recruiting two good female players, mixed doubles as well. Unfortunately, their good fortune did not follow them in the BUCS championship with most not making it into the seeded part of the competition. The only person who performed beyond expectation was Sophie Owen-Davies who did reach the final 16 but that is where her competition ended. The team fully supported each other and showed incredible camaraderie and team spirit and thoroughly enjoyed playing in such a high level competition. They will be back next year!!
Athletics captain John Adediji-Johnson took much smaller team than expected to BUCS which was due to the fact that UK athletics ran their indoor championships the same weekend and a number of our top-level athletes were selected to take part in the event in Birmingham. Nevertheless, we still managed a gold medal and a number of Pbs. Masters student, Lia Stephenson gave a great performance in Women's Triple Jump. After winning Bronze for Southampton University two years in a row, this year she came back with vengeance, representing Middlesex, and snatching that Gold away from UEL!
Sam Hazel came first in his heat for the Men's 200metres with a time of 22.55 seconds, which didn’t really reflect his capabilities he was slowed considerably well before the line. Obviously, he made the semi-finals but this is where he came up against very strong opposition and only managed a third place which ended his championships. Was he disappointed? Of course, he had expected or hoped to make the finals but he did, however, manage a new Personal Best for 200metres Indoor with a time of 22.06secs which was a huge positive for him to take from the weekend.
Newly refurbished is our impressive new fitness facility The Fitness Pod, located on the lower ground floor of MDX House. We offer a weekend only membership for just £12 per month and student Full Fitness memberships at just £20 per month.
Achieve your goals in half the time with our experienced personal trainers. You will receive expert guidance on a one- to- one basis, with plenty of encouragement to motivate you and maximise the benefits from your workout. Whether you want to lose weight, shape and tone or build muscle, whatever your goal, we can help you achieve it.
We are currently offering 50% off your first PT session with us. Pay just £15 for your first 1 hour session. Prices are then £30 per 1 hour session or £270 for 10 sessions. To book contact 020 8411 6343 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A qualified instructor will undertake your individual health check and provide you with feedback on your current level of fitness. The consultation covers individual medical and exercise history, fitness goals, lifestyle factors and exercise preferences as well as a variety of tests including blood pressure, body fat, cholesterol, BMI, waist to hip ratio, BMR & daily calorie needs.
We offer a 1 hour health check for just £25. Contact email@example.com or 020 8411 6343 to book your appointment.
London Half Marathon, Sunday 4 March 2018
Would you like to be a volunteer marshall at this years new major sporting event in London! It's a great way to get up close to some top sporting action, where Olympic Athlete Mo Farah CBE is due to participate. As well as soaking up the atmosphere and being in the heart of this great event, you will be given some branded “limited edition” event kit to take home with you.
If you would like to be considered to be part of the volunteering team,please contact Rui Salgado firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Sports Office in MDX House, for more information.
Applications by 25 January 2018.
The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University offer after school activities for children aged 6 - 11 years. Activities take place on our impressive Multi Activity Courts and 3g pitches on campus.
No previous experience necessary. Sessions are just £5 per activity per child.
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Book our impressive 3G pitches and Multi Activity Courts at Middlesex University in Hendon for your child’s multi activity sports birthday party. Parties cater for children from 5 - 15 years and start from just £140 for up to 10 children
(additional spaces can be booked at £10 per child, up to 25 children).
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