University of Bradford Varsity

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University of Bradford Varsity

University of Bradford Varsity

Varsity; arguably the biggest event of the University’s sporting calendar. The day we all fly the Team Bradford flag high.

On Wednesday 29 March, 27 teams from the University of Bradford’s sports clubs went head-to-head with our fiercest rivals, The University of Huddersfield. The goal: to claim the coveted title of 2017 Varsity champions.

Right to the wire

This year’s tournament could not have been closer. After an epic day of contests, the scores were practically level at 12.5 – 12 in Huddersfield’s favour.  The big finale – the Men’s Rugby Union, turned out to be the deciding fixture.

A real nailbiter of a game finished 17-17. After a heroic extra-time battle, Bradford were eventually beaten by 23-17.

The overall final score:
The University of Huddersfield 13.5
The University of Bradford 12

A complete round-up of the day’s results can be found on the University of Bradford Union of Students website.

Team Bradford spirit

Huddersfield claimed the spoils on the pitch but in terms of support, there was only one winner – Team Bradford. A passionate UoB crowd gathered at Lockwood as the day progressed, with many competitors travelling to support their friends after completing their own fixtures elsewhere.