Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

  The Engineering Sports Carnival was held at the sports complex from the 25th– 26th November 2017 and it lasted from 10am till 5pm, for two consecutive days. The selection round was first conducted and students have participated actively in this event. The event is hosted by ICE student chapter in collaboration IMechE, IChemE and IEEE. The competition itself was divided into two different phases. In the first phase, athletes from the Engineering Departments will compete against each other in a qualifying round, within their respective branches. Subsequently, during the second phase, the athletes will then proceed onto challenging the other engineering departments in the final games. However, it is to be noted the second phase will only be held during the next semester. The sports items included in this event are listed accordingly: Badminton, Basketball and Futsal. The carnival started with the Badminton tournament as the opening act for the morning which comprised of both singles and doubles event for men and women respectively, as well as mixed doubles. Whereas for the futsal tournament, it was carried in a manner that involved teams with a minimum of five male players. Last but not least, the basketball tournament will be commencing on 3rd December 2017, in which will be held at the Sports Complex, from 6PM to 10PM. So, do look out for further notifications in regard to this event, and we hope to see you there!   Written by: Goh Ke Xin Edited by: Lim Chung We...
Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

    As we all know and are tired of hearing, all good things must come to an end. Nations Cup spanned a glorious 3 weeks of sweat, tears, blood and pain and at the end of it all we all look back with fond smiles and laughter. New friends were made, new cultures were explored, new sports were tried out and for an unfortunate number of us, new crutches were bought. Mohannad (Dinho) began the Nations Cup closing ceremony bringing these sentiments to mind and echoed the theme of Nations Cup 2017; Friendship through Sport! He also took a moment to wish a speedy recovery to all the heroes of Nations Cup who were injured. He then took a few longer moments of silence to recall the rest of his speech. The individual awards were distributed for the best male and female players of each sport.      During a short break from the award distribution the NDC performed a medley of dances of varied genres that had the audience screaming for their favourite performers. However, the club that elicited shocked gasps from the crowd was our cheerleading team, The Beast with their stunts that all but defied gravity. They had the audience perched on the edge of their seats expecting disaster and earned the loudest applause of the night with their wonderful execution,  despite a few near saves. Omar, the SA Sports Officer and man behind Nations Cup 2017, then gave a short but heartfelt speech on the sentiments behind Nations Cup; to do the best you can and make the presence of your nation felt at...
UNMC Nation’s Cup 2017 Kicks Off to a Wild Start

UNMC Nation’s Cup 2017 Kicks Off to a Wild Start

  Ladies and gentlemen, the UNMC Nation’s Cup is up for grabs once again! The three week-long event kicked off its opening ceremony last night in a flamboyant manner promising of great things to come. This event aims to provide a platform for our talented athletes to pitch their sporting skills to the test against one another and to make their nations proud by winning medals. Most importantly, this event celebrates the very ethnic diversity and unity that the people in University of Nottingham Malaysia take pride in. Contrary to the norm, the first part of the opening ceremony this year was held indoors due to the torrential thunder storm that led many to worry that the event would be called off! However, true to the Nottingham spirit, nothing could put a damper on the morale of the student body and the indoor courts were filled to the brim with representatives and players from 20 different countries. This includes the “Rest of the World”, where people from countries with too few representatives can band together to participate as a team in Nation’s Cup. Keeping with the traditions of previous years,the ceremony began with a heart thumping 24 festive drums performance by the Chinese Cultural Society, followed by this year’s SA Sports Officer, Omar El Shweekh’s short introductory speech. The most iconic performance that night was the stunning mime carried out by the Student Association (SA) sports representatives. The essence of each sport was displayed artfully in this short skit which demonstrated not only the multitude of sporting opportunities available at UNMC, but the strength and hard work of the team that made this all possible too. The seamless choreography and...
UNMC Rugby Club: Gold for the Girls

UNMC Rugby Club: Gold for the Girls

Last Saturday, on the 18th of March, the UNMC Rugby Club collaborated with Fit Touch Malaysia to organize a touch rugby tournament. The tournament was held on campus and consisted of 2 categories which were the IPT Women and the Open Men category. Our girls’ touch rugby team won all 4 group matches and proceeded to the semi final and final matches. In the finals, we played against Politeknik Shah Alam and won the finals after sudden death was triggered. The girls’ team became IPT Champions for the second time in a row after beating Politeknik Shah Alam in the finals. It was the second time the girls participated in a touch tournament and it was their second gold medal. We are proud of their achievement and hope there is more to come from the UNMC Rugby Club! Photo credits: UNMC Rugby...
UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

On Sunday, 11th December 2016, the UNMC Cycling Club members took part in IJN’s 115km cycling event: Ride 4 Your Heart. This year, UNMC was proudly chosen as the annual cycling event’s venue sponsor. The objective of the event is to bring awareness to the importance of the most precious organ in our body – “The Heart”. As IJN puts it, “the heart is a giver of life – a healthy heart leads to a happy and fulfilling life. That is why it is imperative that we keep it strong with regular exercises and cardio activities – the most impactful is cycling.”   The 4 riders that participated from the Cycling Club are Malik Hisyam Zaihan, Keanu Nurherbyanto, Danial Azmi & Devraj Sathivelu (who’s also an alumni, graduated last year but joined to train with members on weekends and is a founding member of Cycling Club).   The flagoff was at 7am from the Trent building in an extremely large group of over 1000 cyclists.  . According to experienced cyclists, this happens to be one of the tougher cycling routes out there due to the treacherous hills on the main track.  . Malik (President of Cycling Club) gives an overview of the cycling adventure below:  . Flagging off and cycling out of Jalan Broga felt great because the traffic police completely closed off the roads for us and it felt magical to be cycling amongst a huge group of cyclists. The first challenge came at Peres which is after the Semenyih Dam (it’s the first long incline in the map), a long climb which takes approximately 45 minutes to clear. .  ...
UNMC Woman Rugby Team Crowned Champion for IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament

UNMC Woman Rugby Team Crowned Champion for IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament

UNMC Woman Rugby Team (Royals) emerged as champion in the IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament held by FIT Touch Malaysia at Padang Alamanda, Putrajaya, on 26th of November 2016.     Each duration of the game was 15 minutes without any half time. Despite the muddy terrain and getting soak wet under the rain, the team had managed to perform excellently well. They had went face to face with Malaysia France Institute (MFI) during the finals and were victorious.     All of their hard work had indeed paid off. Congratulation once again to UNMC Woman Rugby Team (Royals) for pulling off such a wonderful victory!     Article by: Yap Jia Ming (SA Marketing and Communication Team) Photos by: UNMC Rugby...
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