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University of Stirling’s Head of Golf to captain GB&I Walker Cup Team

The University of Stirling’s Head of Golf has been selected to lead the Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) team at the prestigious Walker Cup in California next year.

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27 Stirling athletes awarded national scholarship support

Twenty-seven University of Stirling athletes will be supported in 2023/24 under Scotland’s relaunched national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students 100.

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Tennis scholar takes singles and doubles titles at Australian Open

University of Stirling tennis star Anna McBride has claimed a second sweep at the Australian Open – after winning the women’s singles and doubles titles in its players with intellectual impairment (PWII) event.

Anna McBride in action on court at the Australian Open event

University of Stirling tennis star to defend titles at Australian Open

A University of Stirling tennis scholar will compete at the Australian Open this weekend – as she seeks to defend the two titles she won at last year’s event.

Anna McBride pictured at the PWII Women's Singles at the 2023 Australian Open.

Stirling footballers crowned champions for fourth consecutive season in UK student league

The University of Stirling men’s football team has been crowned the top student side in the UK for the fourth consecutive year after winning their penultimate league match 8-0.

Stirling University football team won BUCS Premier North for the fourth consecutive season.

Students face off for rugby championship glory

Two University of Stirling students will face off in the final of the FOSROC Super Series Championship – the highest domestic rugby competition in Scotland.

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Sports scholar wins silver in Pan Am Games pentathlon

University of Stirling sports scholar Tristen Bell has won silver in the men’s modern pentathlon relay at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Tristen Bell wins silver at the Pan American Games.

University of Stirling golfers swing into action with whitewash in Alyth

University of Stirling golfers have enjoyed a successful start to the 2023/24 season – delivering a whitewash at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Autumn Trophy.

Image of golf club and ball.

Students' first round Scottish Cup tie to be televised by BBC

The University’s history-making men’s football first team will begin another tilt at the Scottish Cup.

Ciaran McAnish

Records, medals and titles: A year of sporting success at the University of Stirling

It has been another year of phenomenal success for athletes at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, with hauls of medals on the world stage, record-breaking runs in national cup tournaments and an impressive overall ranking in UK student sport competitions.

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Student footballers draw Airdrie in SPFL Trust Trophy

University of Stirling footballers have drawn Championship side Airdrieonians in the third round of the SPFL Trust Trophy after securing a convincing win over Clyde earlier this week.

James Stokes and Cameron McKinley celebrate goal against Clyde.

Six medals for University of Stirling swimmers at U23 Euros

University of Stirling swimmers have returned from the inaugural Under-23 European Championships with two gold and four silver medals for Great Britain.

University of Stirling swimmers selected for the Euros. Left to right: Keanna MacInnes, Lucy Grieve, Evie Davis, Evan Jones, Bradley Hay (coach).

Four University of Stirling swimmers selected for Euro U23s

Four swimmers from the University of Stirling have been selected to compete in this weekend’s inaugural LEN European Under-23 Championships in Ireland.

University of Stirling swimmers selected for the Euros. Left to right: Keanna MacInnes, Lucy Grieve, Evie Davis, Evan Jones.

University of Stirling swimmers return from Worlds with four medals

University of Stirling swimmers Duncan Scott and Lucy Hope have returned from the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, with four medals between them.

Duncan Scott pictured at the University of Stirling.

Stirling swimmers jet off to Japan ahead of World Championships

Eight swimmers from the University of Stirling – representing four countries – are jetting off to Japan in the coming days ahead of the World Aquatics Championships.

Swimmers and coaches pictured ahead of World Championships.

Former Stirling scholar to play Wimbledon quarter finals

Former University of Stirling tennis scholar Maia Lumsden and partner Naiktha Bains have made the quarter finals at Wimbledon with a third successive win in the Ladies' Doubles.

Tennis player Maia Lumsden hitting backhand shot

University of Stirling graduate wins second round match at Wimbledon

Former University of Stirling tennis scholar Maia Lumsden continues to make excellent progress at this year's Wimbledon - winning her second round match in the Ladies' Doubles.

A grass tennis court.

Stirling golf scholar qualifies for The Open

Former University of Stirling golf scholar Graeme Robertson will compete in The Open Championship later this month after securing his spot in Final Qualifying.

Graeme Robertson pictured after qualifying for The Open 2023.

Stirling sports scholar McMullen’s heroics for Scotland ahead of graduation

An outstanding performance from University of Stirling sports scholar and soon-to-be graduate Brandon McMullen has led Scotland to the latter stages of the Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Brandon McMullen in action for Scotland (photo credit: Getty Images / ICC / Cricket Scotland)

Stirling nets hat-trick at the Scottish Student Sport Awards

The University of Stirling’s reputation for sporting excellence and promoting wellbeing was underlined this week – winning in three categories at the Scottish Student Sport Awards.

Stirling student footballers pick up Team of the Year at the Scottish Student Sport Awards.

Student volunteers set for summer of sport development in Zambia

The University of Stirling is sending a group of student and staff volunteers to Zambia to help develop opportunities in sport for young people, as part of the Volunteer Zambia sport programme.

2022-23 Volunteer Zambia Student volunteers sit with Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director of Sport

Golfer Lorna McClymont wins Women’s Irish Open title

University of Stirling Golfer Lorna McClymont has won the Women’s Irish Open title

Golfer Lorna McClymont in action.

University of Stirling footballers win third title of the season

The University of Stirling’s men’s football team have capped an incredible season by winning their third title of an outstanding eight-competition campaign in dramatic fashion.

University football team celebrate after winning the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup.

University of Stirling student golfers are the best in the UK

The University of Stirling’s Lorna McClymont and George Cannon have been crowned the best student golfers in the UK after finishing the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Tour in top spot.

Golfer Lorna McClymont in action.

Stirling sports heritage experts to measure success of national football celebration

Sports heritage experts at the University of Stirling have been appointed to evaluate a major celebration of football in Scotland.

Richard Haynes and Karen Fraser standing on a football pitch with stadium seating in the background. Richard holds a football and Karen holds a large board advertising the

University of Stirling top five in the world for sports facilities and campus environment

The University of Stirling has ranked top five in the world and first in the UK for its sports facilities and its campus environment in a sector-leading survey tracking the international student experience.

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University of Stirling footballers win Scottish universities cup

The University of Stirling’s student footballers have been crowned the best in Scotland after snatching an injury time winner in the final of the prestigious Queen’s Park Shield.

University of Stirling footballers lift the Queen's Park Shield.

Stirling swimmers to represent UK in World Championships in Japan

Five University of Stirling swimmers have been chosen to represent the UK in one of the most prestigious events on the world sports calendar – the 2023 FINA World Swimming Championships in Japan.

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Funding Boost for Campus Tennis Programme

The University of Stirling tennis development programme has been expanded after securing vital funding from The Stirling Fund.

Students watch a demonstration during a Just Play Beginner Tennis session

Stirling golfers enjoy Yale success in transatlantic match

University of Stirling golfers enjoyed a match to remember this past week as they hosted Yale University in an exhibition match at the King’s Course, Gleneagles.

Stirling and Yale golf teams

Stirling tennis stars crowned best in UK after blistering university final

It was a day of passion, unwavering team spirit and hard-fought competition for Stirling’s tennis and football athletes as they vied for top titles in UK university sport.

James MacKinlay

New National Triathlon Centre launches at University of Stirling

A new performance triathlon centre designed to develop the next generation of world-class Scottish and British athletes, has launched at the University of Stirling.

Crawford Whyte and Marc Austin with Triathletes

Excitement builds as University of Stirling football and tennis teams bid to be crowned best in the UK

The University of Stirling’s sporting prowess will be in focus next week when its student footballers and tennis stars bid to win the top UK university titles in their respective sports.

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Student Curler Leads GB Team to Gold at World University Games

Stirling student James Craik has led his fellow Team GB curlers to gold medals at the FISU Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, with a decisive 5-1 win over Team USA in the final.

A closeup of the back of James Craik's Team GB jumper during play at the World University Games in Lake Placid.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Lilian Thuram send good luck messages to Stirling students ahead of Scottish Cup tie

Sir Alex Ferguson and World Cup winner Lilian Thuram are among a host of stars who have sent well wishes to the University of Stirling football team ahead of their historic match this weekend.

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Staff and students wish football team well for historic game

Staff and students across campus have voiced their support for the University of Stirling’s student footballers ahead of their encounter with Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

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1,000-strong support to back student footballers in historic Scottish Cup clash

University of Stirling student footballers will have the backing of an enormous away support when they take on Dundee United in their historic Scottish Cup encounter this weekend.

University of Stirling's Euan McGill scores the winner.

Christmas comes early for Stirling swimmers at Scottish Short Course Championships

University of Stirling swimmers were crowned top club at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh, with several squad members breaking Scottish records in the process.

Kate Shanahan gets in the zone before a race during the 2022 Scottish Short Course Champsionships

Stirling students draw Dundee United in Scottish Cup

University of Stirling student footballers have drawn Premiership side Dundee United in the Scottish Cup Fourth Round.

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Stirling students make history as they reach the Fourth Round of Scottish Cup

University of Stirling Men’s First Football Team made history on Saturday [November 26] – becoming the first university side to reach the last 32 of the Scottish Cup in more than 50 years.

University of Stirling's Euan McGill scores the winner.

Fourth consecutive British DrySlope Championship for Stirling student

University of Stirling sport scholar, Nicole Ritchie, continued her unbeaten streak in BUCS skiing competition as she won the BUCS Dryslope Championships for the fourth year in a row.

Nicole Ritchie skis downhill in the slalom event

Stirling Golfers Scoop Silverware at Montrose

Stirling sport scholars Lorna McClymont and George Cannon have won the first round of the R&A Student Tour Series – the Stirling International – at Montrose Golf Links.

Stirling golfers George Cannon and Lorna McClymont pose for a photo with their trophies

Success for Stirling Swimmer at Euro Champs

University of Stirling sport scholar Lucy Hope has enjoyed a great run of form at this year’s European Aquatic Championships in Rome.

Lucy Hope swimming

Record medal haul for Stirling athletes at Commonwealth Games

University of Stirling swimmers have returned from the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a record 16 medals.

Ross Murdoch celebrating on swimming pool lane ropes

Record number of University of Stirling athletes set for Commonwealth Games

A record number of athletes from the University of Stirling will compete in this summer’s Commonwealth Games – with 20 set to travel to Birmingham in the coming days.

Stirling athletes heading to Birmingham.

Top award for University of Stirling football coach

The head coach of the University of Stirling’s men’s football team – which competes across eight competitions – has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Chris Geddes

Catriona Matthew inducted into BUCS Hall of fame

Professional golfer Catriona Matthew OBE – the first female sports scholar at the University of Stirling – has been inducted into the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hall of Fame.

Cathy Gallagher and Catriona Matthew by the loch on campus

McClymont represents Team International at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup

University of Stirling golf scholar Lorna McClymont has helped her team to win the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lorna McClymont watches the ball after teeing off.

Team Scotland cyclist graduates ahead of Commonwealth Games bow

Commonwealth Games-bound cyclist, Finn Crockett, took some time out the saddle this week – swapping Lycra for academic robes – as he graduated from the University of Stirling.

Cyclist Finn Crockett has graduated from the University of Stirling.

Stirling golfer wins R&A Student Order of Merit

University of Stirling golf scholar, Lorna McClymont, ended her student golf season in style this past week after finishing top of the R&A Student Tour Series Order of Merit.

Lorna McClymont swinging golf club