Bath survive Swansea charge [15/Jul/09]

Results from the last two SWWU legs are in, with Swansea winning both matches at both senior and novice level comfortably. Bath finished second senior and novice team in both matches. The first match was held at Swansea on a St George/Albion/Windsor and the second was extracted from the BUCS Outdoor champs scores.

With Bath having won the season's first three senior SWWU matches, Swansea were always reliant on Exeter doing them a favour. Swansea did cut the deficit down to one point but were unable to overhaul Bath who picked up their fifth SWWU senior title, with 13 points ahead of Swansea's 12 - or effectively three wins to two, with Exeter trailing in third. Despite having come perilously close in the last two years, Swansea have yet to win the SWWU league title. In eight years of SWWU competition, Bath have recorded five titles and with Exeter winning the other three.

In the equivalent novice matches however, after the first three SWWU matches Bath were only up two wins to one. Here, the two victories for Swansea carried the Welsh side to the novice league title, 13 points to 12 - a reversal of the senior table. This novice league championship is Swansea's first SWWU title and a fitting end to a colourful season which has seen Swansea emphatically win promotion to ELeague Division 2 and host BUTC 2009, but just miss out on top 10 finishes at the two BUCS championships.

SWWU is by far the smallest of the five regional leagues with only the three teams, Bath, Exeter and Swansea currently competing. Southampton were in SWWU until the 2005/06 season when they jumped across to SEAL. Also in the SWWU area are Plymouth and Aberystwyth, but neither of these sides have taken part in a full SWWU program. If anyone from either of those clubs is reading - please get in touch! Jess Bucknor (Exeter) was SWWU organiser for 2008/09, but no announcement has yet been made regarding the position in 2009/10.

News and Editorials 2008/2009

  • Bath survive Swansea charge [15/Jul/09]
  • BUCS Outdoors Review [28/Jun/09]
  • Sullivan to vacate SMG Chair [04/Jun/09]
  • ELeague Season Review [04/May/09]
  • League Catch Up pt 4/4 - SEAL and SWWU [11/Apr/09]
  • BUCS Outdoors Entry Info [01/Apr/09]
  • League Catch Up pt 3/4 - SUS [25/Mar/09]
  • League Catch Up pt 2/4 BUTTS [20/Mar/09]
  • BUCS Indoor Review [17/Mar/09]
  • League Catch Up pt 1/4 NEUAL [09/Mar/09]
  • BUTC Review [05/Mar/09]
  • BUTC Answers and Questions [23/Feb/09]
  • Dundee lead SUS scrap for second [18/Feb/09]
  • SEALed with a kiss [13/Feb/09]
  • ELeague tables take shape [10/Feb/09]
  • League Points in January Sales [23/Jan/09]
  • Get into BUCS and BUTC [19/Jan/09]
  • How was 2008 for you? [12/Jan/09]
  • Nov/Dec Round Up pt 2/2 [16/Dec/08]
  • Nov/Dec Round Up pt 1/2 [12/Dec/08]
  • Scores on the doors [05/Dec/08]
  • Warwick match Edinburgh [28/Nov/08]
  • Mixed joy for Bath [25/Nov/08]
  • Imperial match Surrey [17/Nov/08]
  • Nottingham open with a flourish [11/Nov/08]
  • Oxford pip Kent to Stag Hill win [31/Oct/08]
  • Hall you need is love [27/Oct/08]
  • NEUAL and SWWU show their hands [16/Oct/08]
  • Stag Hill FITA is season KO [23/Sep/08]
  • New Stuff for the New Season [15/Sep/08]

    Previous seasons' articles:

  • Return to article index
  • All articles from the 2017/18 season
  • All articles from the 2016/17 season
  • All articles from the 2015/16 season
  • All articles from the 2014/15 season
  • All articles from the 2013/14 season
  • All articles from the 2012/13 season
  • All articles from the 2011/12 season
  • All articles from the 2010/11 season
  • All articles from the 2009/10 season
  • All articles from the 2008/09 season
  • All articles from the 2007/08 season
  • All articles from the 2006/07 season
  • All articles from the 2005/06 season
  • All articles from the 2004/05 season
  • All articles from the 2003/04 season
  • All articles from the 2002/03 season
  • All articles from the 2001/02 season