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Korfball 4’s Reach New Heights Competing in the BUCS Nationals Shield

This year saw the University of Birmingham’s Korfball Club create a 4th team for the first time, and they were the only fourth team who qualified and competed for the coveted BUCS shield. This meant they were faced with the formidable task of competing against 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, whom were significantly more experienced. …Read More


BUCS GOLD for Birmingham Korfballers

Easter weekend, 2016, saw the University of Birmingham’s Korfball second and third team travel to Sheffield to take part in the BUCS trophy finals. A massive achievement for the seconds who were hopeful of a medal, but it was an even bigger effort for the thirds to qualify– being the only third team competing in …Read More


Success for PowerSoc at the 2016 British University Powerlifting Championships.

Two weeks ago one of the University of Birmingham’s newest societies, PowerSoc, competed at the British University Powerlifting Championships at the University of Cambridge.  For such a new society they were very pleased to take ten competitors: Cathryn Kaleskova, Heather Eastlake (4th, <57kg class), Harold Marshall, Andrew Lamb, Thomas Mahoney, Daniel Byrne (6th, <83kg class), …Read More


UoB’s Korfball 1s place seventh at nationals

UoB’s Korfball first team travelled to the University of East Anglia in Norwich to compete at the BUCS nationals where they placed seventh in a fiercely contested championships. Read about how they got on, courtesy of the Korfball team themselves.   Our first game came against Bedford at 9:15 on Saturday morning. Some were fresher …Read More



NBL 2016: Birmingham Lions vs Surrey Smashers. PREVIEW

On Monday 21st March the National Badminton League hits Birmingham with some action at UoB’s very own Great Hall! It’s match night six of the NBL, and the Birmingham Lions will take on Surrey Smashers. The Birmingham Lions currently sit third in the league with 11 points. Their opponents Surrey Smashers sit in fifth, with …Read More


Be Careful What You Wish For?

New Burn FM Sports Team recruit and die hard West Brom fan, Dan Payne, takes a look at the curious situation brewing over the road at the Hawthorns. This article is part of his new blog regrading all things Albion. ‘Be careful what you wish for’ This phrase is particularly applicable to the modern football …Read More



As it happened: BUCS Nationals 2016

Welcome to Burn FM Sport’s coverage of the BUCs Nationals 2016! We will be bringing you live text coverage of the athletics from the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield and from Pongs Forge, Sheffield.  As well as interviews, commentaries and more!  Stay tuned for all the updates!


Sam Bernard’s Team of the Week – 13.2.16

Sam Bernard picks his XI standout performers from this weekend’s Premier League action, as Villa were smashed for six by Liverpool, whilst Leicester were brought back down to earth with a defeat away to Arsenal. Sunderland put in a brilliant display against Manchester United, and Spurs scraped through in another top four-clash. Goalkeeper – Ben …Read More