Leeds Met students star as England triumph
Leeds Met students have helped England to victory in the Home Nations 2010 held in Edinburgh as they brought home the trophy with a total of 29 points.
Scotland finished second while Northern Ireland and Wales finished in third and fourth place respectively.
Leeds Met women's football coach Chris Welburn took charge of the England side and led his side to victory as they beat the Welsh Universities 2-0 and drew 2-2 with their Scottish counterparts to lift the trophy. Leeds Met students Emma Lipman, Sarah Danby, Rachel Lee, Hayley Sharp, Natalie Haigh and Felicity Middleton all were part of the winning squad with Lipman scoring in the sides opening game.
Speaking after the tournament Chris Welburn said: "The English Universities Women's squad thoroughly deserved their tournament win. The players deserve a lot of praise for the way they conducted themselves over the four days as they showed a high level of professionalism both on and off the pitch."
The men's basketball side, coached by Leeds Carnegie's Matt Newby were also successful at the tournament winning all three of their matches comfortably. Michael Medved, Adrian Fenyn Zoltan Supola, Albert Margai and Ladi Brown who captained the side were all involved as the team swept aside their opponents with the Leeds Met BUCS Championship winning students integral in the team's success. The English Universities side beat Northern Ireland 81-76, Scotland 78-49 before a demolition of Wales 101-50 to take maximum points.
Leeds Met students Brykeesha Tate, Ellen Hall, Joanne Claydon and Eszter Velkey were all part of the women's basketball squad who also came back from the tournament with a 100% record, beating Northern Ireland 125-38, Scotland 96-61 and Wales 129-25.
Other competitors from Leeds Met included women's rugby union players Clare Gardner, Rose Fong, Rachel Frasier and Vicky Fleetwood and Kris Cottenden who was part of the men's rugby 7s squad. Wendy Andrews and Amy Gavin were also part of the women's hockey sides.
The BUCS Home Nations Tournament pitted squads of sportsmen and women from English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh Universities against one another across three days of intense competition.
Over 500 competitors took part in the tournament which took place from the 12-15 April and featured basketball, football, hockey, netball and rugby 7s.
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