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Murray Makes Winning Jamaica Debut | Rugby Union

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Published: Thursday, 09 January 2020 21:48 Written by Michelle

University of Brighton student Joe Murray (pictured on the left) was honoured to receive his first international cap for Jamaica’s U23’s rugby team last weekend. Joe who studies Sport and Exercise Science was selected to play for Jamaica in the away fixture against Gibraltar U23. Jamaica defeated Gibraltar in a thriller, winning 17-15 at Europa Point on Saturday afternoon. Highlights from the official @Jamaica_Rugby Twitter page during the team's recent trip are below.

 Jamaica’s Team Manager Hughton Campbell said ‘Joe is a really exciting young player with great handling, skills best performed under pressure.

We can expect to see Joe graduating to the senior 7’s team in the not to distant future.’

Joe clearly likes to keep busy as he also represents the University of Brighton Panthers Rugby team competing in the BUCS Premier League. He also volunteers for the performance programme with Sport Brighton as well as the Jamaica team utilising his academic specialism in strength and conditioning.

We look forward to seeing what is next for Joe.


McKenzie Wins Young Volunteer of the Year

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Published: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:32 Written by Michelle


McKenzie Howell won the Young Volunteer of the Year award at the Sussex Sports Awards on Friday 22nd November. The annual event organised by Active Sussex celebrates all things sport in the county. This year's awards included an appearance from guest host Kriss Akabusi. McKenzie received her award from the University of Brighton's new Head of Sport Barry Squires (pictured above) who presented the Young Volunteer of the Year award category.

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Wellbeing Week | 18/11/19 - 22/11/19

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Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:45 Written by Michelle


Be Active Day - Monday 18th November

Wellbeing week is taking place from the 18th - 22nd November, and kicking off the week is Be Active Day (Monday 18th November). Getting active is not only great for your physical health but can also improve your mental wellbeing. However, it doesn't mean you have to spend hours in the gym if you don't want to - focus on what you enjoy, there are plenty of other physical activities that you can do and fit into your daily life.

Themes for each day of the whole week are:

Monday – Be Active

Tuesday – Take Notice

Wednesday – Learn

Thursday – Connect

Friday – Give

For full details of everything going on see this website for details. 

Read more: Wellbeing Week | 18/11/19 - 22/11/19


Coach Profile | Lucy Callingham - Rugby

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Published: Friday, 08 November 2019 07:54 Written by Michelle


We caught up with University of Brighton women's rugby coach Lucy Callingham.

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