2 I OXFORD UNIVERSITY I SPORTS REVIEW 2010
I 3 www.sport.ox.ac.ukNews in Brief Current student Izzy Westbury and former student and OUSF President Beth Wild have been selected for the England Women's Academy cricket squad.Blues Sean Morris and Alex Cheesman starred in Great Britain's Student Sevens team, managed by OURFC's General Manager Tim Stevens. The fourth World Universities' Rugby Sevens Championships took place in Porto from 21st to 24th July and the Great Britain Men's Team travelled with a strong squad, looking to improve on their fifth place in Cordoba in 2008. Although they missed out on the final, a 19-12 victory over Spain in their final game was enough to bring home an impressive bronze medal.? Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club was invited to Beijing in August to compete against Cambridge, Harvard and Yale. Racing was held on both the Olympic course in Beijing, and in Xinjing city. The first race saw Oxford coming in third ahead of Cambridge, while the second race saw them placed fourth, suffering in the heat and humidity. Oxford finished in an impressive eighth place out of 146 institutions in the British College and University Sports (BUCS) overall league table, coming in six places ahead of Cambridge.September saw OURFC have a very successful tour of Russia, spending ten days in Moscow and Kazan. Although they narrowly lost both games played, cultural learning opportunities were considerable, and the tour provided the perfect pre-season training environment. The players were welcomed by the local communities and ran three masterclass coaching sessions for young players, as well as several school visits. The Team were also delighted to have a drinks reception with local alumni at the British Ambassador's Residence in Moscow.? Christ Church & Kellogg Men's first boat continued to dominate College rowing this year, both retaining the headship at Torpids, and coming in as Head of the River at Summer Eights. Women's College rowing was a little more open, with Magdalen taking the headship at Torpids, while Balliol came in as Head of the River at Summer Eights.? The Rt Hon. Tessa Jowell MP, former Olympics Minister, paid a visit to Iffley Road last November as part of an official tour to establish how the region is preparing for London 2012. She was met by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Andy Hamilton, who was accompanied by Sir Roger Bannister and representatives of the Oxfordshire sporting community. As well as seeing Iffley Road's 2012 training camp facilities, the Minister was also able to view Clement Atlee's original speech notes from his opening address at the London 1948 Games, by kind permission of the Bodleian Library.???