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BOAR SPORT 39 Warwick netball firsts varsity fixtures- Week 10 edged out By Liverpool TEAM ▶ATHlETics Men's Host Warwick Venue Atletics Track Time 2pm continued from page 40 Women's Warwick Athletics Track 2pm went on to play Reading in the final. The Old score was drawn at 10-10, forcing extra time. As ▶BAdMinTon Girls proved that they hadn’t lost their touch the teams played on, the match became fran- Men's 1 Warwick desso 3 - 5pm as they proceeded to beat Reading and gain the tic with both sides determined to win. Special Plate title. mention should go to centre Chloe Riley, whose Men's 2 Coventry cov Uni sports centre 1pm The competition for the cup was no less dra- excellent play was halted as the Liverpool cen- Women's 1 Coventry cov Uni sports centre 3pm matic for the Warwick teams. The semi-finals tre knocked her to the floor. An especially ag- ▶crickET saw Warwick 2nds drawn against Warwick 1sts gressive extra time concluded disappointingly and Liverpool 2nds play Liverpool 1sts. Both for Warwick with the Liverpool team narrowly Men’s 1 Warwick desso 11- 3pm first teams won their matches with Warwick taking the title. Men's 2 Warwick desso 11 -3pm 1sts narrowly beating the second team by one Overall the weekend was a great success Men's 3 Warwick desso 11 -3pm goal. The firsts awaited the final with appre- with all squads eager to return next year. Spe- hension as the Liverpool team are at the top of cial thanks should go to BT, the official spon- ▶FooTBAll the BUSA league and were unbeaten through- sors who provided vital funding for the tourna- Men’s 1 Warwick cryfield 2- 4pm out the tournament. Warwick firsts proved to ment. Men's 2 Coventry Westwood Heath 1pm be no pushovers however, and at full time the Men's 3 Warwick cryfield 1- 3pm Women's 1 Coventry Westwood Heath 2pm ▶rUgBy lEAgUE Men's 1 Coventry Westwood Heath 2pm ▶rUgBy Union Women’s 1 Warwick Butts Arena 5- 7pm Men's 1 Warwick Butts Arena 7 -9pm Men's 2 Warwick cryfield 2- 4pm ▶HockEy Men's 1 Coventry Westwood Heath 4pm Men's 2 Coventry Westwood Heath 2.30pm Men's 3 Coventry Westwood Heath 1pm Women's 1 Warwick Astroturf 1 3 -4.30pm Women's 2 Warwick Astroturf 2 2.30- 4pm ▶BAskETBAll Men's 1 Coventry cov Uni sports centre 4.30pm Women's 1 Coventry cov Uni sports centre 2pm ▶nETBAll Women's 1 Coventry cov Uni sports centre 12pm Women's 2 Warwick Main Hall 1- 2.30pm 1 Weekend, 100 skydivers, 1 purpose louise Barnett talks about the Great Warwick Jump and the attempt to raise £20,000 for charity The Great Warwick Jump was a project set Sami Wannell, Coordinator for the Warwick the “school bus” to make your way to the plane Slowly but surely you make your way up up this year by the Skydiving Club, in an ef- Charity Collections Assistance Panel, who com- and destination - 15,000 feet! It’s a bit like being through the sky, 1000, 2000, 3000 … and before fort to get more people into the sport and raise pleted a tandem jump on Sunday told us “This at an airport except you’re dressed in a jump suit, you know it the needle is fast approaching 15,000 money for charity. Event organisers, Rob Smith event on its own is the highest earning single the in-flight entertainment is your instructor and feet. The door of the plane opens letting in a rush and Nick Ellison, who had been involved in charity event at Warwick and it was organised there’s only one exit - you’ll be leaving through it of air; you take a sharp intake of breath - there’s planning the event since the start of the year, exceptionally well. Everyone seemed to enjoy it when the plane reaches full altitude! no going back now. You edge to the door and be- were working overtime in the weeks before in and I loved it - without a doubt I’ll do it again next As you walk towards the plane you fight against fore you know it you’re in the sky. After 5 seconds order to make the event a resounding success. year. Ultimately the most important result is that the force of the wind from the propeller, which you’re at terminal velocity - 120mph, speeding Military precision went into coordinating the over £20,000 was raised for charity.” brings with it the sharp smell of fuel. Everyone on towards the ground. multiple early morning pick-ups from Campus, A huge thank you must go to the guys at your lift climbs onto the aircraft, crammed in like At this point it’s impossible to continue writ- Coventry and Leamington at 5:45am, to make Hibaldstow, who managed to keep everyone or- students in Smack, prompting a fast friendship ing. Freefall is simply indescribable and you have our way in convoy to Hibaldstow dropzone in ganised and process as many people as possible. with the person in front of you. The door shuts to experience it to truly appreciate it. The views, Lincolnshire, where 100 people would attempt to We simply couldn’t have done it without them. and you start down the run-way; your heart skips the speed and the realisation that you’re getting throw themselves out of a perfectly good plane! a beat as you take off, as the sudden realisation as close to flight as you ever will are a unique col- Why!? I hear you cry - it’s simple - because it’s a THE skydiVE hits you that you won’t be landing with the plane lection of sensations. Our first tandem jumper of fuck-load of fun and we’re raising a fuck-load of After kitting up and checking out you board - you‘ll be landing under a canopy. the weekend, Diana Jack, had this to say on land- money for charity at the same time. ing: “It was the most amazing experience of my life and I’m definitely doing it again. Preferably in THE WEEkEnd the summer when it’s a bit warmer!” On the Saturday there was either too much cloud, too much wind or both, thanks to our THE rEsUlT wonderful British weather. So tandem skydiv- A huge congratulations to everyone who raised ers resorted to films, rugby, card games and eat- money for charity and well done on raising so ing to pass the time - and you thought skydiving much and making this such a success. We raised was extreme! In the meanwhile, thirty six of the £20,274.00, which is by far the largest amount jumpers successfully completed their training on that any Warwick club has raised for charity in a the Saturday in order to carry out two static line single event. This is a superb achievement so ev- jumps on their own. ery one involved should be really proud of them- The evening saw skydivers donning super- selves, especially as the event is in it’s first year. hero outfits to enjoy some very reasonably priced A special congratulation to those who went the beer to calm their nerves before the morning… extra mile with fundraising, namely Vicky Tuke Come Sunday morning the mega-phone was out (£1,300); Nishma Jethwa (£963); Steve Lau (£810); to wake up all the sleepy jumpers ready for the Sarah Kelley (£578); Lucinda Broad (£500); Jer- exciting day ahead. emy Brown (£500); Laura James (£500); Andy By 8:20am the first load of the day full of War- Glyde (£490). wick students was in the air. At the time of writ- Feel like you missed out? Next year we're ing, 10am Sunday, over 30 of our members have making it even bigger and evenbetter. Interested jumped and the weather looks like it could hold in getting involved? For moreinformation, email out for some time. email@example.com.
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