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Varsity
2016

Monday 11th April – 13th April

What is Varsity?

Traditionally, Varsity is a series of sporting fixtures between two rival universities. Back in the day, the scene was dominated by Oxford and Cambridge, otherwise known as Oxbridge, as they went head to head to the title of Varsity champ. Now, with other universities on the scene, we’re eagerly awaiting the return of Staffs and Keele to see who will take the Varsity throne.

Who’s playing and where?

Fixtures so far (may be subject to change)

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Event Time Location Results
Archery 5pm Keele Campus Keele 824 - Staffs 689
Mens Rugby 6pm Newcastle Town Rugby Club, ST5 3BX Keele 55 - Staffs 21
Mens Football 7:30pm Newcastle Town Aspire Stadium, ST5 3BX Keele 4 - Staffs 0
Women's Basketball 6pm Walshaw Hall, Keele Campus
Men's Basketball 8pm Walshaw Hall, Keele Campus
Mens Cricket 10am Alderton Hall, Keele Campus
Swimming Gala 10am Jubilee 2, ST5 1HG
Equestrian 10:30am Poplars
Tennis 11am Tennis Courts, Keele Campus
Golf noon Newcastle Golf Club, ST5 2QB
Men's Lacrosse noon LAX Pitch, Keele Campus
Badminton noon Alderton Hall, Keele Campus
American Football noon Rugby Pitch
Mens Hockey 1pm Astro, Keele Campus
Ultimate Frisbee 1pm Walshaw Hall, Keele Campus
Women's Football 2pm Astro, Keele Campus
Women's Lacrosse 2:30pm LAX Pitch, Keele Campus
Volleyball 3pm Alderton Hall, Keele Campus
Women's Hockey 4pm Astro, Keele Campus
Netball 4pm Walshaw Hall, Keele Campus

Articles

Hear from Ryan Clay, Varsity Swimmer for Team Staffs

Learn about Alex Carter and his raise to Varsity as an elite athlete

Darren Clarke, Stafford Rugby player, gives his thoughts on Varsity Rugby 2016

Can I go and watch?

We encourage everyone to go and spectate at Varsity and cheer on Team Staffs. To allow you to do just this, we have organised coaches to take you down to Keele that will run, approximately, every 30 minutes. The pickup point will be the Leek Road layby and the coaches are free to everyone with a Staffs Uni student card, but you MUST have your student ID with you. Please note that alcohol is prohibited on the coaches and all Varsity venues and will be confiscated if it is found on you.

Please note that...

-Spectators will be permitted on coaches departing from Leek Road once all players allocated to that coach have boarded.

-Student ID is required for all players and spectators wishing to travel on the free coach service.

-No alcohol is permitted on the coach or at any Varsity Venue, alcohol will be confiscated. The following venues have bars available: Newcastle Town Rugby Club, Newcastle Town Football Club, Keele University (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Coach Times and Details

Monday 11th April

Coaches will be leaving Leek Road Layby to go to Newcastle Town Rugby and Football Club at the following times (each journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes from departure from Leek Road).

17:15

17:45

18:15

18:45

19:15

19:45

Return coaches will be available from Newcastle Town Rugby Club:

19:00

19:30

20:00

20:30

21:00

The final coach will leave at 21:30 from Clayton Lane (the usual pick up after the football game).

Tuesday 12th April

Coaches will be leaving Leek Road Layby to go Keele University (each journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes from departure from Leek Road).

17:20

18:00

18:40

19:20

20:00

Return coaches will be available from Keele University:

19:40

20:20

21:00

21:40

The final coach will leave Keele at 22:20.

Wednesday 13th April

Coaches will be leaving Leek Road Layby to go to Keele University at the following times (each journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes from departure from Leek Road).

08:15

09:00

09:45

10:30

11:15

12:00

12:45

13:30

14:15

15:00

15:45

16:30

Return coaches will be available from Keele University:

11:35

12:20

13:05

13:50

14:35

15:20

16:05

16:50

17:35

The last coach to leave Keele Campus will be at 18:20.

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