The weather may have been dull, but the crowds were not. Despite the cold, all the athletes gave their best performances and made it a truly enjoyable day. With 17 points for the taking, it was anyone’s game.
Each year, the athletes taking part in Sheffield Varsity support a chosen sporting charity. This year we are proudly supporting the Special Olympics. Two years ago our players wore LGBT+ laces for the Out in Sport campaign, last year we supported Sport in Mind, a mental health charity. For this year the campaign is around disability in Sport, with the proceeds going to the Special Olympics charity.
Sheffield Varsity 2017 is finally here after months of training from our athletes. The competition is off to a great start with an electric evening at the boxing where Hallam secured 1 point, a nail biting draw at Snowsports and University of Sheffield securing 0.5 points by winning the cross country cycling.
After 6 intense fights, Team Hallam came away with the point for the boxing event.
Be part of Varsity 2017, become more active and get behind your University with the Move More Varsity Challenge. Students and staff are encouraged to start moving more throughout March to clock up those active minutes whilst in competition against the two universities.
It’s almost time for the first Sheffield Varsity 2017 fixture, on Saturday the 11th of March Team Hallam will take on the University of Sheffield in Varsity Boxing.
Varsity is all about respect and fair play, therefore before all athletes compete in the event they must declare and adhere to the Varsity Oath. This oath embeds a culture of pride, equality and respect for the competitors and spectators. This year we have created a joint university film to embody the spirit of The Oath; the video features some of our talented Varsity athletes and the sports officer from each university.
Varsity, one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar is back for 2017 having gone from strength to strength gaining even more participation and spectators than ever before. Last year saw the Ice Hockey final set a new record for the highest attendance at a Varsity ice hockey game outside of North America.
On Saturday 17th December athletes from Sheff Ski and SHU Snow left Sheffield ready to take on The Alps. Hundreds of students from both Universities were ready to compete and spectate at Snow Sports 2016, the annual competition between The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.
This year’s Varsity competition has marked the twentieth year of Varsity, and what a competition it has been. It has been neck and neck throughout, with both Universities drawing on a number of days the competition has been tight. However, the overall score for this year’s competition was 42-35 with University of Sheffield retaining the title for the fourth year running.