Every year, Nottingham becomes the stage for some of the greatest sporting scenes ever to grace this fine country. The annual Charity Varsity Series sees the Trent Army face Nottingham Uni in a variety of sporting events at a number of Nottingham's most prestigious sporting venues.
Varsity is a series which brings the Trent faithful together. Even if you are not interested in sport, you will find yourself getting sucked into the heightened atmosphere at each event, with plenty of banter flying from both sets of supporters.
For up-to-date information on this year's Varsity series, please click on the buttons below to go to the dedicated website and check out the social media links:
Most other events do not require tickets to attend. There will be a suggested charity donantion on arrival. Check back here or see the official varsity website for ticket information relating to specific events.
As well as the Varsity Series being a stage for the athletes of both universities to showcase their talents in front of thousands of spectators, all proceeds from the series are donated to charity. Previous series have raised thousands of pounds for Cardiac Risk in the Young; PASIC (Parent’s Association for Seriously Ill Children), which supports families of children and young people diagnosed with cancer, leukaemia and brain tumours, who are receiving treatment at the Nottingham Childrens’ Hospital; CP Sport, a charity which seeks to increase sport and physical recreation opportunities for people suffering from Cerebral Palsy; and Headway; a local charity branch which provides a diverse range of social, leisure and educational activities. The outreach service offers practical support to families, supporting people to come to terms with the change in lifestyle following brain injury.
The 2014 series raised funds for the DKH Legacy Trust, which helps to develop young UK athletes to be the best they can be.
Sponsors for the series are NTU Accommodation Services.
For more info, get in touch with your VP Sports, Patrick Atkinson, on VPSport@su.ntu.ac.uk, or pop in to the Students' Union Building at City.