by ADELE BURROW
For most people, extreme sport
is falling off cranes and jumping
out of planes, and this is unlikely
to feature on their daily agenda.
For those who have experienced it,
extreme is something even our
wonderful language canít even put
But bungee jumping and parachuting
are just two of the many activities
the new S-Xtreme Sports Club organises,
so beware of typecasting. The club
aims to provide a variety of outdoor
activities for students of both Sussex
and Brighton Universities, arranging
social and sporting opportunities available
in the immediate area and
throughout the UK.
This term features weekends away
to Derbyshire for mountain biking and
caving (or just come and enjoy the
beautiful sights the Peak District has to
offer). There are trips to Wales for rafting,
horse riding and windsurfing, and
to Cambridgeshire for the next parachuting
course. Dazzle yourself in the
colourful (and sometimes painful)
world of paintballing, go mud karting,
and there is also the small matter of
the UK Campus Bungee - Part II.
The Escape club sponsors the SXteme,
which means big Saturday
night socials with exclusive free entry
and discounted drinks, a saving of over
£10. The night kicks off at 7pm this
Saturday in the King and Queen. Make
sure you are there by 7.30pm, in time
for the best pub-crawl in Brighton!
S-Xtreme is for the students, run
by the students and so welcomes suggestions
for activities which are not yet
catered for. Recently people have
enquired about horse riding and playing
ice hockey, and S-Xtreme are now
in the process of setting these up.
Additionally, the club offers the
facility to organise extra trips for other
clubs, societies or simply groups of
friends. It is possible to get your group
discounted tickets for a variety of activities.
So if the S-Xtreme programme
does not fit in with your schedule and
you have a group of over 15, then contact
To find out more, send emails to email@example.com
or visit the website
You can book at the Activities Office, Falmer
House between 12-3pm weekdays.
Membership has been reduced to just
£7, the cheapest on campus, and this
fee is fully reimbursed by coming along
to just one of the Saturday socials. The
trips are filling up fast so donít miss
The club is keen to get more people
actively involved in the numerous
university activities on offer. So
whether youíre into clubbing or horse
riding, mountain biking or paintballing,
parachuting or bungee jumping,
there is something for everyone.
You see, there are many facets to the
wonderful world of extreme sports.