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Warwick netball firsts                                                                                                varsity fixtures- Week 10
edged out By Liverpool                                                                                                TEAM
                                                                                                                  ▶ATHlETics
                                                                                                                      Men's
                                                                                                                                               Host
                                                                                                                                              Warwick
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                                                                                                                                                                            Atletics Track
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.                                                                                                                                                      charity@skydivewarwick.co.uk.

				
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