Varsity is an event that is held once a year giving our teams the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from another institution. The University that wins the most points during this event will be crowned the winners and given the Roebuck Cup to display until we next meet. Our Varsity opponents are Roehampton Uni and we have been competing against them since 2013. Each University takes turns in hosting, with the event in 2022 being hosted by us. The event, usually held over a week, culminates in a day where supporters from Roehampton and Bucks watch the bulk of the fixtures being played with the last fixture finishing at 10:00pm. Then the day finishes at the Students' Union Bar where both Universities' staff, players and supporters come together to watch the cup ceremony.
We could not contain our excitement for the first proper Varsity since 2019 and it certainly didn't disappoint. We started on Sunday 27 March with our men's and women's hockey teams taking to the field against Roehampton. Then itt was all systems go as our clubs took up their positions ready to give their best performance in all their Varsity fixtures on Wednesday 30 March.
It was a fantastic year this year with wins from both our netball teams, the football first team, men's basketball, and a nail biting performance from both our men's and women's volleyabll teams. We ended the game with a 6-6 draw to Roehampton but as previous winners, we got to keep the beloved RoeBuck trophy on home turf for another year.
Don’t forget you can read the results from all the games that took place this year and start looking forward to an incredible day next year as we take to the fields to defend our title.
Want to see Varsity for yourself? Check out our game-day album on Facebook.