Varsity 2014 proved once again why it is the most anticipated event of the sporting calendar here at ARU! With a schedule full of highly anticipated match ups, the stage was set for real fireworks at Kelsey Kerridge Sports centre and Howes Close! But like all sporting contests they can be cruel to those taking part and in the twists and turns of Varsity 2014 it very much turned in the favour of Team Cambridge!
Cambridge have been holders since 2009 but many believed this would be Chelmsford’s year; coming very close and winning a few fixtures last year. It was thought that after string BUCS seasons and an increase in sport on the campus that they would do it. But once again Cambridge quashed this uprising and walked away with a complete haul of Varsity wins not losing at all throughout the day!
The crowd assembled for the big match ups such as football, netball and basketball and they weren't disappointed. Cambridge won both men’s football matches with late goals to win 2-1 with many preparing for penalties only to be won at the last moment. Netball normally a won by Chelmsford were convincingly beaten by Cambridge a shock to many Chelmsford students who saw it as a certain win.
With hundreds of people throughout the day displaying their campus colours it provided a great buzz across the sporting venues of ARU Cambridge campus. We as an SU are incredibly proud of everyone who took part in the event and hope they enjoyed it as much as we did organising it! It was a credit to all students involved that all matches were played hard but fair proving what great students we have here at Anglia Ruskin.
One final mention must go to the Peterborough students who ventured down to be a part of Varsity we hope that you enjoyed your day and are up for coming again next year.
See the full #ARUVarsity story here
VARSITY photo album here
See results here