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Courses go head-to-head to take sporting crown

Posted 20 May 2013

Students get stuck into rugby (photo by Gracey Munro-Henworth)

There was a clash of the titans at Harper Adams recently, when agriculture students went head-to-head with ‘REALMies’ for the first annual university sports day.

The REALMies – students from the Rural Enterprise and Land Management course, triumphed in the shooting and rounders competitions.

But thanks to their sheer strength, the agrics were victorious in both the rugby and tug of war.

To settle the match, a boat race took place, but due to a technicality, the event was declared a draw.

The event was organised by second year REALM Course Representatives, Abby McKay-Hipwell and Katie Poulter.

As well as students, staff from both courses also participated. Commenting on the event, REALM Course Leader, Simon Keeble, said: “This occasion was so popular, with hundreds of students watching, that we’ve decided to make it an annual event.

“I would like to thank Abby and Katie for organising the event, as well as those that helped including the Students Union, referees, judges, commentators, and grounds staff for facilitating.

“REALM looks forward to next year’s challenge!”

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