Support your sports teams

29 March 2017

The annual Varsity series between Nottingham Trent University and sporting rivals The University of Nottingham has returned for another year – and alumni are welcome to join in the fun!

More than a thousand student athletes compete across 30 different sports, playing at venues across the county – including football at Meadow Lane, rugby at Lady Bay and two big events at the Motorpoint Arena.

The popular basketball game and ice hockey match – which has sold out the 5,000 seat National Ice Centre since 2009 - are again expected to draw thousands of spectators.

This year tennis players will also experience the new tennis centre at Nottingham Trent University, which comprises four indoor courts.

Matt Nicholson, Vice-President, Sports, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union, said: “Varsity is a fantastic showcase of sport in Nottingham. We are looking strong this year so I am confident we can take a long-awaited series victory!”

For the second time, Varsity will feature two ‘Super Wednesday’ sports days, showcasing 18 new and established sports from the two universities. These make up a total of 31 free and ticketed sports events that are open to the public, which also includes; cricket, netball, volleyball, rowing and Thai boxing.

Teams in the 2017 series will support and promote the Rainbow Laces campaign, which fights to kick homophobia, biphobia and transphobia out of sports.

To purchase tickets register here, then email with your name, alumni/former student ID (if known) and current email address. Once your log in is processed you will be able to purchase tickets through the website.

View the full fixture list here



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