Simon Lickley

Simon has written 8 articles for Nouse

York begin defence of Varsity title with comfortable victory

York Men’s 1sts 47
St John Men’s 1sts 5

YORK’S RUGBY Union team made a fantastic start to the University’s Varsity defence against York St. John with a decisive victory over their city rivals in their rescheduled game

Hockey men remain unbeaten

York Men’s 1sts 5
Newcastle Men’s 2nds 2

HAVING SWEPT everything standing in front of them all season in their BUSA league, the York Men’s 1st XI hockey team went into this game knowing that victory would see them become champions of the BUSA Northern Conference Men’s 3B

How to overcome the fresher fitness slump

As I am sure is true of most people at university, my first year was spent becoming unfit. Sure, I studied, I went out, but the combination of frequent hangovers, my lack of culinary abilities and the fact that, even as a Halifax student, the longest I ever had to walk for a lecture was 10 minutes meant that my sporting abilities, never the best anyway, plummeted to an all time low

York bids to play an active role in running London Olympics 2012

IT MAY BE 200 miles from London, but York is keen to join in when it comes to the worlds largest sporting event. Whilst it is unlikely that the city will be witnessing the world’s top athletes strutting their stuff on the lawns of York Minster, York City Council has been keen to be part of the plans for the 2012 London Olympics

York clubs prepare for the new year

THE YEAR 2007 promises to be an exciting one for sport at York University.
Highlight of it all will undoubtedly be the Roses tournament, which this year York will host, although many clubs have a varied programme for 2007 for both the high flyer and keen amateur

Rugby firsts come out on top in dramatic derby day action

Cross city derbies are well known for throwing up exciting, well fought matches and this encounter at the 22 acre field proved no exception.

For the University of York’s 1st XV, this was a game that simply had to be won, for local pride if nothing else. This could be seen in the vigour with which they approached this game, yet except for a sin bin late on, and the inevitable crowd taunting, it was generally a clean and fairly fought game

One lap to go for a controversial great

The word ‘great’ is an often overused term in sport. These days it seems that anyone with half an ounce of skill or promise is given this label

Have Brits lost their chance to stop the Federer bandwagon ?

Strawberries, Cliff Richard and rain; it’s that time of the year again, where all of Henman Hill holds its breath in the hope that a Brit will finally win the Wimbledon men’s title for what would now be the first time in 70 years. This annual two week feast for tennis fans is soon to begin and below is a look at what this year’s tournament has to offer