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    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:

    Sports Newsletter

    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.

    Download the May 2018 edition

    • Current news and events

      • MDX annual Golf Tournament 23 May 2018

        The annual Middlesex University Golf tournament will be held on Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 12.30pm onwards at Hendon Golf Club. Open to staff, students and friends. The event will include 18 holes of golf, followed by a buffet and presentation of awards. Players should have experience of playing golf on a full size course.

        When: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12.30pm onwards
        Where: Hendon Golf Club
        Price: £35 MU students, £40 MU staff and friends
        Contact: Mel Parker

      • Sports Ball Award Winners 2018

        The annual Sports Ball took place on Friday 18 May at the Clayton Crown hotel, and was attended by close to 300 participants. Guest of honour presenting the trophies, was Troy Townsend, Education Manager with the Football Association, who leads on the education and development for “Kick It Out”  - the programme which works throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change. Troy spoke about the ongoing challenge of tackling racism, and promoting diversity in sport and football in particular, and his words resonated with many people in the room.

        The Vice- Chancellor, Tim Blackman opened proceedings with a short speech congratulating our students on their tremendous achievements in sport this year. Tim had been able to see our men’s basketball team in action a couple of times during the season, and witnessed their victory over Oxford University, which sealed promotion back to the BUCS premiership.

        Numerous awards were presented over the evening, to the backdrop of a lively, and supportive audience. Trophies from external competitions, University colours awards, and players of the year for each team were presented as well as some special awards to long serving coaches, and student ambassadors/ volunteers. The presentations concluded with the presentation of the four major award winners, which were:

        • Sportswoman of the Year – Stacey Gaston-Monerville (Para Athletics)
        • Sportsman of the Year – Cyrille Thacthet (Weightlifting)
        • Captain of the Year – Zooey Perry – Women’s Handball
        • Team of the Year – Men’s Rugby Union
      • Tennis Activities - from May 2018

        Tennis Activities - from May 2018

        • 6 weeks Introduction to Tennis: Mondays 5pm -6pm £25 for the 6 weeks
        • Turn up and Play sessions for beginners: 4.30-6pm £3 per person
        • Staff Tennis: Monday – Friday 4.00pm - 7.00pm  £2 per hour court hire (subject to availability, please contact the Fitness Pod reception for booking on 020 8411 6343.
      • Offers at The Fitness Pod

        4 month membership from The Fitness Pod for just £79

        Join and get a personal training programme and gym induction when you join!

        The Fitness Pod are committed to helping you be healthy, and we are offering a 4 month gym and class membership at great prices. Your membership includes anytime access to our impressive fitness suite during opening hours, free gym induction, personalised training plan and access to our class programme.

        • Join anytime from 1 May 2018 onwards
        • No hidden costs - Just £79 one off fee!
        • MDX staff and students £75 if you sign the 'Pledge to be Active

        4 month membership offer includes

        • Personalised training programme tailored to your goals
        • Free gym induction
        • Access to our exciting class programme
        • Access to The Fitness Pod anytime during opening hours

        For more information on memberships contact The Fitness Pod on 020 8411 6343 / thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk or come and visit us downstairs in MDX House.

        50% off Personal Training

        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: thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk

        Full body Health Check just £25

        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 thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk or 020 8411 6343 to book your appointment.

      • Saracens Cycle for Change - Charity cycle event 17 June

        Saracens Cycle for Change is our inaugural charity cycling event to be held on the 17th June 2018. This charitable event offers two different distances and routes (40 mile and 80 mile) which takes participants through wonderful countryside across Hertfordshire and North London, starting and finishing at Allianz Park. This event has been put together in partnership Skyline, an organisation with a strong reputation for delivering other charity cycling events such as ‘London to Paris’ and ‘London to Amsterdam’. Registration costs £30 and there are fundraising targets of £300 and £600, dependent upon the route you enter, that we would like you to meet. However, if you feel you are unable to raise this amount we ask you to raise as much as possible. All funds raised will directly to supporting the work of the Saracens Sport Foundation to change lives through the power of sport. As the event falls on Fathers Day we are providing a family fun day at Allianz Park for all participants and their families with BBQ, drinks, music and children’s activities provided on completion of the challenge.

        Where do I sign up? www.bit.ly/CycleforChange

      • MDX Vice Chancellor's Cup Champions 2018

        In April, the Vice Chancellor's Cup returned to our campus for a second year running and once again we drew a good number of students to participate in a wide variety of physical and mental challenges. This free event took place on campus on the 11 April and was a tournament between each study area at the University. The study areas with the highest number of participants this year were Science and Technology, Arts and Creative Industries, and Business. The teams were awarded points for each activity they attended and additional points for where they placed in the competition, with most points for winning. Activities included Football Tennis, Sudoku and Word searches, Dodgeball, Reaction games, Pool, Crazy Golf, Total Wipe Out, Balloon Popping and so much more! Everyone who attended had an incredible day, trying new things, getting a free t-shirt, meeting new students from their study area and contributing towards the competition. The Vice Chancellor himself even came down to play a round of crazy golf and witness the carnage of Total Wipe Out and Dodgeball.

        As the final Dodgeball game was brought to a close, everyone crowded around, eagerly awaiting for the results of the tournament, tension was running high. This is a day of such varied skill, there is no way of predicting the outcome. As the winner was announced, Arts and Creative Industries went wild! They took the victory after struggling to get a team together last year. All participants and observers thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can't wait for next year!

        Mel Parker Head of Sport and Recreation awarded Prof Carole-Anne Upton with the VC Cup on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. Prof Upton was thrilled with the result and hopes to display the trophy in a prominent position within Grove building for students of the faculty to view and admire over the coming academic year.

        We'd like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers of the day! Events like these are not possible without them and we are very grateful for every single student who put themselves forward.

      • Kids Activities

        Kids Activities

        Kids Activity Camps- May and Summer

        Our fun filled camps encourage children to participate in a range of sports and arts and crafts activities. All activities are facilitated by qualified, experienced instructors and coaches. We run camps during school holiday breaks over Easter, Whistun half terms and Summer.

        Dates:May half term

        • Tuesday 29 May - Friday 1 June 2018

        Dates: Summer

        • Monday 23 - Friday 27 July 2018
        • Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August 2018
        • Monday 13 August - Friday 17 August 2018
        • Monday 20 August - Friday 24 August 2018

        Times: 9.00am - 4.30pm.
        Early drop off and late pick up are available. Early drop off (8.30am) and late pick up (5.00pm) can be arranged if requested.

        Prices: £25 per child per day or £110 for a 5 day week

        Our kids activity camps are being run at Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT.

        To secure your place, please email Jordan Andrews or call 020 8411 6343 or book online at


        Kids Sunday Club

        The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University are now running kids weekly Multi Sports activities for children aged 5-11 years. The 'Kids Sunday Club' will run on Sunday’s  from 10.30-12.00pm. Sessions are £5 per child and open to all.

        Sessions take place at Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon London NW4 4BT

        Contact j.andrews@mdx.ac.uk or 020 8411 6343 to book or for more information.


        Children's Sports Birthday parties

        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).

        • Multi sport and party games
        • All games equipment & toys
        • Use of 3G pitch or Multi Activity Courts
        • A children’s party host to lead games
        • Themed parties (Football, Tennis & Multi sports)

        Contact j.andrews@mdx.ac.uk or 020 8411 6343


      • Middlesex student breaks record at BUCS Weightlifting Championships

        Last weekend the weightlifting team competed at the BUCS Student Weightlifting Championships at St Mary's University in Twickenham. Over the course of two days the team managed to win a tremendous 4 medals, made up of one gold, two silvers and a bronze medal, as well as placing a fantastic 4th place overall as a team!  This was especially pleasing as Middlesex only had a team of 6 while the higher placing teams boasted 12-16 participants. A great result for Middlesex.

        The most notable achievement of the weekend came from Cyrille Tchatchet who competed on the second day of the competition and set the a new U23s Snatch Record at 156kg.  This performance enabled him to retain his gold medal for another year.

        We are excited by the possibilities of this team and will be watching their progression throughout the summer.   See our image galley by clicking on the read more link.

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