UPSU take the Varsity crown for the 6th consecutive year

University of Plymouth Students’ Union has reclaimed the Varsity Championship from University of Mark and St John for the 6th year in a row, with a final championship score of 23-17.

The annual sporting event between Plymouth’s universities took place between February and March, with 19 matches over 11 different disciplines and hosting over 500 student athletes. The championship was decided on the last day of the competition with 11 matches taking place in 1 day.

Varsity is the biggest student sporting event in the city involving 1000’s of students taking part and supporting, with the two big fixtures of rugby and football taking place at Albion and Argyle grounds.

Originating as a challenge between the University men’s rugby teams to raise money for charity, Varsity is steeped in history with years of competitions taking place in the city. Over the years, the sporting programme has grown to feature a wide range of sports played at both institutions

Each year the event raises money for charity, contributions through ticket sales and donations. This year the chosen charities for Varsity were UPSU supporting The English Federation of Disability Sport and Marjon raising money for the Mario Curtis Foundation.

Vice President of Sport at UPSU, Philippa Williams 
“Varsity is a great time of year, bringing excitement, tension and a sense of community to the University calendar, emphasising the importance behind our universities’ sporting teams. Varsity is an amazing event that brings together a range sports to raise money for charity whilst celebrating the achievements of athletes from both institutions. It was the third time and last time I have played in Varsity for my Hockey team and it was great to win with my team and my Uni” 

Full scores:        

  • Men’s Rugby 2
    UPSU 69 – 0 Marjon
     
  • Women’s Rugby
    UPSU 5 – 12 Marjon 
     
  • Mens Rugby 1
    UPSU 23 – 17 Marjon
     
  • Women’s Water Polo
  • UPSU 24 – 14 Marjon
     
  • Women’s Futsal
    UPSU 2 – 7 Marjon
     
  • Mixed Volleyball
    UPSU 3 – 0 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Cricket
    UPSU 67 for 2
    Marjon 66 all out
     
  • Women’s Hockey
    UPSU 6 – 0 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Hockey
    UPSU 8 – 1 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Football 4th
    UPSU 0 – 2 Marjon
     
  • American Flag football 
    UPSU 20 – 13 Marjon
     
  • Women’s Lacrosse
    UPSU 11 – 4 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Football 3
    UPSU 3 – 1 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Tennis
    UPSU 6 – 6 Marjon
     
  • Netball
    UPSU 33 – Marjon 41
     
  • Men’s Lacrosse
    UPSU 11 – 9 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Football 2 
    UPSU 2 – 5 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Basketball 
    UPSU 49 – 85 Marjon
     
  • Women’s Football
    UPSU 0 – 4 Marjon
     
  • Men’s Football 1 
    UPSU 2 – 3 Marjon


History:

  • 2018 - UPSU
  • 2017 - UPSU
  • 2016 - UPSU
  • 2015 - UPSU
  • 2014 - UPSU
  • 2013 - UPSU
  • 2012 - Marjon
  • 2011 - UPSU
  • 2010 - Marjon
  • 2009 - UPSU
  • 2008 - Marjon
  • 2007 - Marjon
  • 2006 - Marjon
  • 2005 - Marjon