29th Frank Morton goes to Birmingham

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Swansea University hosted the 29th Frank Morton Sports Day where Birmingham University came away as the overall winners.


Imperial College London were second after securing four top-three finishes and Manchester University came third, also with four top-three finishes.

The one-day event, which consisted of 13 sports, saw Birmingham win six events and finish second in tennis.

The Midlands-based university started off brightly by winning four of the first six events which included hockey, netball, squash and tag rugby.

They went on to win two more events later in the day – basketball and bowling.

Second place finishers Imperial College London came first in ultimate frisbee, table tennis and the ultimate kids sports day, while they finished second in bowling.

Manchester University came second in both ultimate frisbee and netball, and third in both bowling and football.

The day ended brightly for Swansea also, after they secured two podium finishes in both basketball and laser tag, finishing in third and second respectively.

Event organiser, Dan Eade was happy with the event’s success.

“Frank Morton 2012 was a fantastic opportunity,” he said.

“We are engineers, not events organisers.

“The students’ union has been fantastic and pivotal to our success.”

Next year’s venue is yet to be announced.

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