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Posts by Ben Henley

Match Report: W2 Volleyball v Nottingham Trent 2nd

Birmingham Women’s Volleyball team came out on top in the clash of the league leaders. The Lions beat Nottingham Trent in straight sets in a fierce game of volleyball. Birmingham clearly headed into the game wanting to get out in front first. Creating a slender lead of around 3 or 4 points, the mighty Lions …Read More

Match Report: W1 Netball v Manchester

Birmingham shone with 66-54 in their clash against Manchester. Never falling behind in the game, the Lion’s lead only increased as the game progressed. It just seemed too much for Manchester, but they refused to give up. But Birmingham were in the mood for winning, and when you’re up against a team like that who …Read More

xpLosION 2017: Revenge Accomplished

With a shock defeat for the first time in a decade last year, the Lions were out for revenge. But the question on everyone’s mind was: could they perform flawlessly on the new Bournebrook pitch against the freshly promoted Portsmouth Destroyers and get their revenge? The Lions gained possession from kick-off, and made no mistake, …Read More

Wayne Rooney; great or wasted talent?

Wayne Rooney. Whether it be for good reasons or bad, all football fans know the name. If I was writing this article 3 weeks ago, it may have been optimistic; with his retirement from international duty, he appeared to have turned things around at club level and was finally having a resurgence at his boyhood …Read More

RB Leipzig: the Bundesliga Phenomenon and What Comes Next

How have a new team done what seemed impossible? I’ve been obsessed with this club for a while now, but I can no longer put off writing this article. 30 games into the season they have given the best performance of a newly promoted team in the Bundesliga in 51 years, and have already secured …Read More

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee – University of Birmingham 2nds 15-5 UEA

Brave Lions Ultimately Beaten by UEA Despite a strong start by the Men’s 2nd against UEA, they ended up falling to their third straight loss of the season. Birmingham took the lead after around two minutes of play before UEA responded on their next possession. Birmingham then scored again to make it 2-1, showing great …Read More

xpLosION ’16: Lions Fall a Yard Short

For the first time in its ten-year history, the Birmingham Lions have lost at xpLosION. After a very tight game, the Bath Killer-Bees were victorious with a score line of 10-7. It was a shaky start from the Lions, as they almost fumbled the kick-off leaving them deeply entrenched in their own half. To their …Read More

Men’s Hockey – University of Birmingham 1sts 2-1 Durham 1sts

Birmingham Back to Winning Ways After a draw in their last game against Sheffield Hallam, Birmingham Men’s Firsts were looking to carry on their unbeaten streak against Durham Men’s Firsts. From the start, Birmingham were on top, retaining the ball for long periods of time, and moving it around too fast for Durham to keep …Read More

Men’s Hockey – University of Birmingham 2-2 Sheffield Hallam

Birmingham held their shape well for the first half, allowing Hallam possession and hitting them on the counter. This appeared to be working, as it was Birmingham that hit first, scoring on the counter to make it one nil. However, Sheffield continued to press, and eventually this pressure earned them a goal, meaning that the …Read More