Now in its sixteenth year, the competition sees sports teams from The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University compete against each other through sporting contests. These contests span 30 sports, 67 fixtures and 5 venues with over 1,500 students competing and over 9,000 people supporting them.
Varsity is divided into two competitions; Winter and Summer, with this years’ Winter Varsity having already been won by the University of Sheffield 4-1.
The Summer 2012 varsity takes place between Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th March with the football first XI, both men and women playing at Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club stadium on the 28th as the finale.
This year brings the introduction of two new larger venues in to the competition, the Boxing will be taking place in the Octagon Centre on Saturday 24 March and the Rugby Union first team will take to the pitch at Don Valley Stadium on Sunday 25 March. In addition this is the first year that all staff students and alumni are invited to take part in the Sheffield Varsity 10k race.
Wednesday 21 March, Abbeydale Sports Club
Rugby, Lacrosse and Hockey
Friday 23 March, Ponds Forge Interna
tional Sports Centre
Swimming, Waterpolo and Canoe Polo
Saturday 24 March, Octagon Centre
Sunday 25 March, Don Valley Stadium
The Sheffield Varsity 10k and Men’s Rugby Union firsts
Monday 26 March, English Institute of Sport (EIS)
Netball, Volleyball, Basketball and Futsall
Wednesday 28 March, Hillsborough Stadium
Men’s and Women’s Football
For further information on the summer fixtures click here or by using the right hand link.
Or alternatively find more information on fixtures and how to purchase tickets on the official varsity website http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/varsity/.
The Sheffield Varsity 10k – Your chance to contribute to Varsity
The Sheffield Varsity 10k is the first time that students, staff and alumni from The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University are going head to head over 10,000m. There are two universities in Sheffield and on Sunday 25th March 2012 there will be just one winner!
The race will be supporting St Luke’s Hospice and at least £3 from each entry plus 100% of all profits from the race will go directly to the hospice to go towards the £4 million they need each year just to keep supporting people with incurable illnesses in Sheffield.
To find out more information including how to enter see - http://www.fairplaysport.co.uk/varsity-10k-race/
Winter Varsity Results
Ice Hockey, Motorpoint Arena, Saturday 11 February,
University of Sheffield 1-3 Sheffield HallamFor the eighth consecutive year, Sheffield Hallam took the Ice Hockey victory in front of a crowd of over 3,500 at the Motorpoint Arena. For a write up on the event see the Forge Media webpage.
Snow Sports, Sheffield Ski Village, Friday 17 February
University of Sheffield 4-0 Sheffield Hallam
The Sheffield Ski Village welcomed 500 supporters for the Winter Varsity Final. The skiers and snowboarders from both institutions had some great races, did some great tricks and showed some great techniques! However Sheffield University took the victory to win Winter Varsity 4-1.
For some video highlights taken by Forge Media see their YouTube channel.