Bristol Varsity Series underway for 2009

Issue date: 17 March 2009

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The University of Bristol and The University of the West of England go head to head again this year in a series of sporting challenges which are the highlight of the sporting year for students at both universities.

The varsity series is a heady mix of fun and rivalry, with an increasing number of students and spectators enjoying the events. This is the fifteenth year of the Varsity series.

UWE Sports President Lily Priggs says, “Last year UWE exceeded expectation in the Varsity series by bringing back 8 of the 13 trophies - this year we're planning on annihilating Bristol and bringing even more of them home to UWE turf.”

University of Bristol Athletic Union Chair, Dan Hewer, said, “The University of Bristol is renowned for its achievements in competitive elite sport. We are on top form this year and I have no doubt that the trophies will return to where they really belong!”

This years the series started on 8 February 2009 with American Football and the score was 32 - 0 to UWE.

The Varsity Series continues with the following fixtures:

Saturday 25 April 2009: Boat Club Varsity, Bristol Harbourside, 11:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 29 April 2009: Netball Varsity, Centre for Sport, UWE Frenchay Campus, 18:00 – 20:00

Thursday 30 April 2009: Football Varsity, Memorial Stadium, 18:00 – 22:00

Sunday 3 May 2009: Canoe Polo Varsity, Bristol Harbourside, 10:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 5 May 2009: Rugby Varsity, Memorial Stadium, 18:00 – 22:00

Wednesday 6 May 2009: Basketball Varsity, Filton Wise Campus, 18:00-22:00

The highlights of the calendar which draw the most spectators are usually the Boat Club Varsity, the Rugby Varsity and the Football Varsity.

Tickets for the Football Varsity can be bought on the gate at the Memorial Stadium or from all campus Students' Union offices from Monday 30 March.

£5 standing advance, £7 sitting advance and £7 on the gate.

Please call 0117 32 82577


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