125 years of Christie Cup

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04.Apr.11

In the 125th year of the second oldest Varsity competition in the country, the University of Leeds were crowned champions. Taking on the best from both Liverpool and Manchester Universities, Leeds proved to dominate across all three sporting sites - Weetwood, Gryphon and The Edge.

For a full a breakdown of results please visit here 

Over 50 indoor and outdoor fixtures were played throughout the day at Weetwood Playing Fields, The Edge and Gryphon Sports Centre.

More information about the event can be found here http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=153070241415061 

The History of The Christie Championships
After the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry, the Christie Championship is the oldest Inter–University competition on the sporting calendar and this year is the 125th year!

The three Universities which take part in the championships, the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester used to be constituent colleges of one Northern University, called the Victoria University. The colleges of the Victoria University began competing in inter college sport as early as 1886. This was the prelude to the development of a wider range of competitions in a number of sports between the three establishments as they separated and became independent University institutions - The University of Leeds, The University of Liverpool and The University of Manchester.

Further to this, the Christie Championship is now recognised as one of the largest Inter- University sports varsities nationally and is completely unique in that it is a triangular sports varsity.
 
Tradition dictates that competition is fierce and the standard of sport is very high. All three Universities are able to call on athletes who have represented their country at national level (both senior and junior) and also students who have been selected in British University representative squads. Major clashes to look forward to include Men’s & Women’s Hockey and Men’s Rugby Union.