Every year in the Spring the University of Warwick and nearby Coventry University compete against one another in over 20 different sports including football, rugby, tennis, athletics, netball, swimming, ice hockey and snooker.
Varsity 2017 kicked off to a great start as Team Warwick took to the tables to bring home wins in the first Varsity fixtures, with Pool winning 37-33 and Snooker, who, after a fierce battle, took home the points for Team Warwick with a 13 -7 victory.
Cricket match points went to Coventry University, but Warwick made up for it with a great win for Warwick Riding and a tie between Women’s Badminton, before another defeat in the Rugby League match. Things started to get a little tight after a defeat at the Ice Hockey Varsity opening game on Thursday 23 February, yet Team Warwick found another gear and managed to beat Coventry University in seven out of the ten matches on Friday, with a continued successful run on Saturday which led them into a very secure position of 37 – 19, marking a 27th Varsity win for the University of Warwick with a day of the game still to go.
Sunday saw Varsity come to a close with wins for the University of Warwick in Women’s and Men’s Football, Lacrosse and Athletics, however the fierce battle between the Rugby players at the Ricoh Arena, was lost 15 – 17. Disappointment in the Grand Finale, but a truly crushing performance from the University of Warwick all-round, making 2017 another great year for Warwick.
Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities said “Off the playing fields and on them, the support across all of the clubs, societies and staff members was incredible. I would like to say thank you to all those who won, lost or supported over the past couple of weeks. Our results showed the sheer tenacity, determination and sporting talent we have here at Warwick which is incredible to see.”
Ted Crowson, Warwick Student Union Sports Officer said: “My main feeling was an overriding sense of pride in Warwick, not only all of the teams that showed great character in their fixtures throughout the weekend but more so the fans that turned out in force in support of #teamwarwick. They really were the difference in creating a fantastic atmosphere and collective spirit which was crucial to our success this year. I was proud to stand among them and cheer on our teams. I was proud to be part of #teamwarwick.”
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