Mental Resilience and Sport

As we close in on winter, have less daylight and procrastinate the hours away until January exams and deadlines, I think it’s important to take a moment to consider how we manage our mental health during these times. Students are under increasing pressure from exams, debt, and a multitude of other problems; these require a significant level of support from institutions to be managed correctly. Mental health and the support it receives at the University of York has a notoriously bad reputation, something that we hope will improve following the university’s pledge of £500,000 to help fund support systems such as Open Door. The University's pledge made me wonder what we could be doing as indivi

2nd XV vs. Sunderland 30th Nov. 2016

The day started bright and early with our very own Georgia waking up 15 minutes before the bus’ departure... (she made it, I don't know how, but she did). After a long journey up the A19 we arrived at Ashbrooke Rugby Club to find that Sunderland were short on players, as were we. The weather was warmer than expected and the sun was shining - a great afternoon for rugby. Straight from kick off, Sunderland scored after a poorly aimed fend-off to the face by Sunderland’s 10 towards Maddi. Sunderland having failed to convert, however, we came back with swift hands from the backline and an overlap resulted in a score from winger, Georgia (unconverted). Not long after, Issy managed a cracking run

Match report: 1st XV vs. Newcastle: 79-5

Wednesday was round two in our 1st's back to back matches against Newcastle 2nd's. Setting off from a very cold York, Newcastle was bright and a little on the breezy side. This was set to be a good game with an enthusiastic York out to prove that the previous weeks score wasn't just a one off and Newcastle out to get some points on the board. York kick off and Newcastle showed a more aggressive and organised team than the previous week, but York took it to the next level and quickly regained the ball for an early try. Newcastle kept good cover of the wings where previously York had been able to take advantage and so the centres and forwards stepped up to crash through to keep the points comi

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