July 2018 news
Loughborough secure 39th consecutive BUCS title
Although this it was a mathematical certainty back in May, July saw Loughborough Students crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 39th consecutive year.
Lightning crush Diamonds in first home game of the KSL season
Playing in front of the a strong home crowd, Lightning made it 3 wins from 4 in the KSL
Free heart checks in memory of Riders coach Kris
Free heart checks are being held on campus on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August in memory of Kris Ledgard, a popular coach who died from an undetected condition aged just 22.
Loughborough past and present going for World Cup glory
Current Loughborough University student Ellie Rayer and four Loughborough alumni are doing there bit to try and guide England Hockey to glory at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Loughborough Lightning to enter development team into the Secure Trading 24/sevens series
With pre-season in full swing, Loughborough Lightning can now confirm that they will enter a development side in the upcoming Secure Trading 24/Sevens Series Finals which takes place in Bath on Saturday July 28th.
Sprinters steal the show at LEAP 2018 despite a Blake false start
On a sizzling hot day at Loughborough University’s Paula Radcliffe Stadium there were a number of superb sprint performances, even if Yohan Blake’s false start in the men’s 100m final did leave fans a little disappointed.
Yohan Blake to headline LEAP 2018
Wednesday 25th July sees the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) meeting return to the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, with Yohan Blake one of the international stars looking to light up the track.
Loughborough Lightning appoint Bayman as new Director of Netball
Loughborough Lightning Netball are delighted to unveil Sara Bayman as their new Director of Netball ahead of the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
Adams, Gordon and Norris make Lightning switch
Georgia Adams, Tara Norris and Kirstie Gordon have all made the move to Loughborough Lightning ahead of the 2018 Kia Super League season, which gets underway at the end of the month.
Lightning Cricket trio return for 2018
Loughborough Lightning stalwarts Sonia Odedra, Lucy Higham and Abi Freeborn are the latest names to be confirmed in the Loughborough University sides’ final squad for the 2018 Kia Super League (KSL), which gets underway in July.
Lightning Netball edge out Thunder to claim place in the Grand Final
Loughborough Lightning secured their place in the 2018 Grand Final for the second year in a row on Saturday night after an impressive encounter with Manchester Thunder, claiming a 59-50 victory over the visiting side. The win came as Lightning’s 12th in a row, having not lost a single match since the Commonwealth break.