- Written by Steve Gill
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What is CrossFit?
It is a general physical preparedness program that can be modified to challenge people of all ages and abilities – from the Olympian to the overweight, chronically ill individual who has never worked out before. All CrossFit participants become measurably fitter and healthier as they reduce their intake of refined carbohydrates and use constantly varied, high intensity functional movements to reap the benefits of improved work capacity over broad time and modal domains.
In short, it’s about getting sweaty with friends in a directed class where the movements are tailored to you as an individual whilst performing the same exercise as the rest of the class. Most gyms also have periods of open gym where you can practice the more technically difficult movements – however this does not mean you have to become an Olympic weightlifter or gymnast overnight.
The Northumbria Police CrossFit section is very new (less than a year old) but the individuals within it have a wide range of experience and skill levels.
The National Police CrossFit Championships.
An annual event that is currently run as a team event, there are plans to add individual events but not just yet as the CrossFit Section within PSUK is quite new also. On the 14/15 September 2019 Northumbria put in two teams, with varying levels of success Team A came 10th Team B came 25th out of 40 teams.
Hopefully the following pictures show you that whilst we take our fitness seriously the competitions are fun – once you get involved in CrossFit at any level you will find competitions that cater for you.
The section is looking to put in training dates for anyone interested in joining the section either competitively or just for fitness, it’s a chance to join a developing sport section within the sports and social club.
- Written by Jonathan
- Category: Basketball - Ladies
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Northumbria hosted the men’s and women’s Police Sport UK national Basketball finals on 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018 at Sports Central on Northumbria Universities campus. There are over twenty police teams competing from England and Scotland in the tournament including our own men’s and women’s team. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK basketball so was present and took a keen interest. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK Basketball so took a keen interest in the event.
Our women’s team got off to an excellent start winning three out of their first four games, beating the MET for the first time! The team welcomed new member, student officer Fiona Gabbitus, who put in a solid performance at her first tournament and was even voted most valuable player in the game against the MET. The team won their final game against West Midlands police and finished third overall. This was the women’s team best result in force history and were given bronze medals by our Chief Constable. A special mention to be made to Judith English and Karen Eaketts who after years of representing the force for basketball have finally received a medal.
We have greatly improved our team over the last few years as we used to finish last and we have now finished as the best team in England as we were only beaten by a Scottish team who were in the finals
2017 PSUK Championship
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- Category: Badminton
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There is no set Badminton Club at this present time. Throughout the year there are two events. The first is a PSUK Regional Tournament, this involves teams from the North East region as far south as Humberside. This event is usually held end of January beginning of February each year.
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Northumbria Police Men's Basketball Section Report
NPSSC - Northumbria Police Basketball Team
NORPOL- Northumbria Police Basketball Section
NORPOL compete in the TyneMet Basketball League playing competitive games throughout the season ( Sept - April ) including League Cup games and Handicap Cup Games. They also participate in the Police National qualifiers and Police National Finals
All League and Cup fixtures are shown on help screen. RH NORPOL
All games will be open to those players who are registered accordingly with The TyneMet Basketball Section and Northumbria Police Sports and Social Club.
Points of contact –
Steve JOHNSON SGT 1246. Wallsend Custody Suite ( x 45029 ), via email or mobile on help screen.
Phil SMAILES SGT 1403 Sunderland North