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.
The 2013 UPP Charity Varsity Series consisted of:
American Football - Friday 1st February - Harvey Hadden
Basketball - Monday 11th February - Capital FM Arena
Rugby League - Friday 15th February - Harvey Hadden
Ice Hockey - Monday 18th February - Capital FM Arena
Swimming - Wednesday 13th March - UoN Sports Park
Hockey - Friday 15th March - Highfields
Netball - Wednesday 20th March - UoN Sports Park
Lacrosse - Wednesday 20th March - UoN Sports Park
Football - Thursday 9th May - Meadow Lane
Rugby Union - Monday 13th May - Meadow Lane
Cricket - TBC - Clifton Campus
University of Nottingham won the 2013 series 10-5.
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.
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In case you missed out on the matches, you can check out all the results, and read match reports online.
If you want to relive past Varsity glory, then you can watch videos of Varsity highlights, and check out photos of previous matches. Previous years' results can be found here.
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.