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Sport forms an important part of life within Holdsworth. It provides another situation in which students can meet other lawyers and a place in which you can relax whilst enjoying playing sport with people you know. However Holdsworth also enjoy a reputation of providing strong sports teams, and I aim to further this reputation and look forward to a successful season, hopefully ending in a couple of trophies!

There are 5 teams: football (6-a-side and 11-a-side), netball and rugby.  All teams except rugby compete in the intra mural leagues and always enjoy successful seasons, finishing in extremely strong positions.

Whilst all Holdsworth teams remain competitive, everyone is welcomed to try out for the teams and no prior experience is needed.  Each team has a captain who works closely with the Holdsworth Sports Officer to ensure that the season runs smoothly and successfully. The captains of the coming year are usually chosen by the current captain and the Sports Officer is decided in the Holdsworth elections.

Additional Information about the individual teams:
Law Rugby
Law Netball
Law Football

Please join the respective Facebook groups for each sport, which will be the main source of information about trials, team selections, fixtures etc.

Fergus Kiely (Sports Officer, 2016-17)

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The Careers section of the Holdsworth Club is dedicated to making sure you receive the best support concerning your potential career paths. To do so, the Holdsworth Club will be hosting a number of events throughout the year in order to keep you informed of your options as well as providing you with the opportunities you need to boost your employability.

It is normal for some of you to be unsure of what you intend to do following your university years and the careers department aims to provide you with all the tools you need to make the right decision for your future and to pursue that armed with everything you need to know about succeeding. And for those of you who have known for some time what you wish to do, we aim to give you the support you need to achieve your goals. In addition this year we aim to try our best to better inform you of your options outside the legal profession and show you what your law degree can do for you elsewhere

Join Bright, a ground-breaking new careers network designed to give you the most up-to-date information about graduate recruitment opportunities (in law and beyond). Click here for more information.

Isaac Reaney (Careers Rep)

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The Holdsworth Club holds a diverse range of events throughout the year to get members together for those well deserved breaks!

These events include trips to the West End, and infamous bar crawls. In addition every year the Holdsworth club take on a European city for their winter break, with past ventures to Amsterdam, Barcelona and most recently, Paris. The highlight of the Holdsworth calendar is the annual ball; this is attended by members, teaching staff and sponsors.

Many events in the first term are for first year students aimed to help them get to know each other. During welcome week the Holdsworth Club hold a barbeque for first year students for them get to know the committee and each other; and later on in the year a freshers meal is held.

These events are organised by 2 elected events officers who work together throughout the year. The first year representative organises events and services for first year students, mainly in the first term.

For a short taster of what to expect from the Holdsworth Club this year, watch: Birmingham University Law Freshers 2010/11 Intro Film

Molly Whitehouse and Lucy Williams (Events Officers)

Law Netball

The Law Netball team trains once a week on a Wednesday 1-2pm and take part in the University League allowing them to compete against other course teams every few weekends.

The main highlight of the year is the tournament in Manchester where the team competes against other law teams from different universities across the country.

Anyone is invited to come along to trials regardless of ability. If you would like any more information, please contact the captain, Grace Mullis.


Law Football

The football team is a very success driven team, whilst at the same time maintaining a fun and enjoyable ethos.

We won the 11-a-side and 6-a-side league in the  season of 2014-2015, oscreen-shot-2016-09-08-at-17-23-05
resulting in a very successful year for the team.

Everyone is welcome to the trials and encouraged to get involved. The team also has socials throughout the year which are great fun and allow you to get to know more l7
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Law Rugby

Law rugby is extremely inclusive and caters to all abilities. It provides a great platform to meet other students in a slightly more social setting than is otherwise available through the avenues presented from an academic standpoint. For example, on top of training and games, law rugby is involved in a number of joint law sport socials that run throughout the year. The highlight of the season for law rugby is always the inaugural Manchester 10’s tournament. As reigning champions, we were unfortunately unable to defend our title in the past season due to the tournament being cancelled as a result of poor weather. However, we look forward to rebuilding this season to reclaim glory. If you would like to be involved in helping us achieve this goal or if you simply have any questions about the law rugby team for the upcoming academic year, please contact Liam Jenkins.



Mooting Competitions 2012/2013: A Big Thank You To All Involved

As we reach the end of the 2012/2013 Birmingham Law School mooting competitions, I would like to express my thanks to all students who participated in the competitions and skills sessions this year.  Your hard work and enthusiasm is hugely appreciated and I hope that you enjoyed and benefited from the experience.

Many congratulations to the winners of the mooting competitions!

* Clare Elliot – Postgraduate Cup winner 2012/2013

* Rachel Pavey – Camm Cup winner 2012/2013

* Megan Durnford – First Year Cup winner 2012/2013

It has been a pleasure to work alongside Theresa Lynch, Mooting Co-ordinator, to organise the moots this year.  I am most grateful  to the Mooting Committee for your help in running the moots and clerking.  Thank you to No5 Chambers in Birmingham and University of Birmingham Law alumni for supporting and judging the mooting competitions, and special thanks to Lord Dyson MR for presiding over the Camm Cup Final on 15th March 2013.  

This has been an excellent year for mooting at Birmingham Law School, with double the number of places in the First Year Cup competition and a huge increase in the numbers of practitioners judging moots.  I am sure that mooting at Birmingham Law School will only continue to grow.

I have loved being your Mistress of the Moots and I will really miss the role!  In June I will be handing over to Rachel Pavey, who will take up the position for 2013/2014.  

In the meantime, I wish all students the best of luck for the examinations period.

Best wishes,

Arrin Nouri (Mistress of the Moots, The Holdsworth Club)