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URN Sport Special: Drinks and Disciplinaries

posted 27.03.15 at 12:44am

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Earlier this year, members of the men's football club were banned from this year's Varsity fixture for holding an "initiation-style event".

In a URN Sport Special, we told the story of the club's Varsity ban. In addition to hearing the thoughts of the student community, a URN Sport panel also debated the Students' Union's decision.

URN questioned UoNSU Sports Officer Kiri Madhani about the disciplinary action, as well as the wider problem of initiations in university sports clubs. We also spoke to incoming Sports Officer James Bramley about his proposals to further tackle initiations, which are banned by the Students' Union, next year.

You can listen to the programme below.

URN Sport: Drinks and Disciplinaries

In the first part of the programme Sam, Hannah and Patrick explained what had happened to the men's football club this year, and heard statements from both NUFC and the Students' Union regarding the matter. URN also went out and about on campus to gather students' opinions on the Varsity ban decision.

Six Nations climax, Alonso recovers and Gerrard red-faced

Adam was joined by Nick, David and Jack to talk all the big talking points from the last seven days in the sporting world.

The boys began by discussing the exciting climax to the Six Nations, where England finished 2nd to Ireland on points difference.

Next on the agenda was the Cricket World Cup and a potential final between the co-host nations.

The panel also chatted about the announcement that Fernando Alonso is soon to return to the F1 circuit after his crash in winter testing.

Finally, the panel also discussed Steven Gerrard's red card within 38 seconds of coming on against Manchester United.

For more national and international sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Poyet sacked, Six Nations and Australian GP

posted 18.03.15 at 3:36pm

On Tuesday's show Nick was joined by Amar, David and Adam to discuss the latest big stories in the world of sport.

They started with the news breaking from Sunderland, who have sacked manager Gus Poyet.

Next up was a discussion of the race for the top four places in the Premier League.

Nick asked the boys about the Six Nations, including their thoughts on the timings of the final round of games.

Finally, the panel reacted to Lewis Hamilton's victory at the Australian Grand Prix.

For more international and national sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

No Homophobia in Sport Event

posted 06.03.15 at 4:23pm


A No Homophobia in Sport event was held in the Atrium of the Portland Building on Tuesday evening, as part of a campaign by human rights group Voice Your Rights, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Students' Union.

URN went down to the event to speak to attendees about what the event entailed and where the campaign against homophobia in sport goes from here at the University.


Dimitri Vichas organised the event and spoke alongside Students' Union Sports Officer Kiri Madhani, Hockey Club President Piers Denning and LBGT network Publicity and Outreach Officer Andrew Jowitt. Piers also accepted an award on behalf of the Hockey Club for their work towards campaigning against homophobia, which included an online video that went viral last semester.

Representatives from University sports clubs were in attendance to sign a pledge, which stated:

'In this club we show zero tolerance to any homophobic or transphobic behaviour, verbal or physical, and we support total inclusiveness of all our members regardless of sexual orientation as per the ethos of our SU'.

England rugby defeat, England cricket defeat, and Chelsea's League Cup win

Simon was joined by Adam, Amar and David for this Tuesday's URN Sport. They began by talking about England's defeat in their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland, as well as Scotland's disappointing tournament so far.

Staying on the subject of English disappointment, next up for debate was England's 9 wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup.

After news broke of the FA's desire to enter Team GB men's and women's football teams into the Rio 2016 Olympics, the panel debated the plans.

Finally, Simon asked for the lads' thoughts on Chelsea beating Tottenham at Wembley to win the League Cup.

For more sports debate, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.