Leeds Varsity

Varsity 2017


Leeds Varsity is the annual inter-university sports Varsity between arch rivals University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.

This Varsity calendar kick starts in January and finishes with the October finale which see’s over 50 fixtures take place across 25 sports all in one day, culminating with the Rugby Union finale held at Headingley Stadium with over 15,500 students cheering on their respective university! A unique spectacle not to be missed.

The 2016 Leeds Varsity series finished with the Men’s Rugby Union finale on October 5th in which the University of Leeds team put in a sterling performance and won 20 – 9. Leeds Beckett were crowned overall champions for a 12th year running with a final nail-biting score of 32 – 31 making it one of the closest varsities ever.

Varsity 2017…

The 2017 series so far

  • University of Leeds 1-1 Leeds Beckett

    The Leeds Varsity series opener Cross Country, kick started our 2017 series in January whereby the University of Leeds women took the first point of the series but it was the Leeds Beckett men who were victorious taking the score to 1-1.

  • University of Leeds 1-2 Leeds Beckett

    Second in the series came American Football Varsity where we saw Leeds Becketter University dominate the fixture with an impressive 39-0 win.

  • University of Leeds 1-4 Leeds Beckett

    Next up came the T20 Cricket Varsity which saw our teams head up to Sports Park Weetwood for a battle against Beckett. Unfortunately, Leeds Beckett came up trumps again with victories in both fixtures.

  • University of Leeds 2-4 Leeds Beckett

    The final calendar event before our October finale saw the social leagues Varsity take place back in May. The two universities battled it out across a number of social sports with the University of Leeds dominating in the fixtures claiming the final varsity point before Octobers Finale.

What next?

With the 2017 series well under way, it leaves the University of Leeds still chasing their first Varsity series Victory going in to the October finale. Following last years incredibly close result, missing out by a single point, they will be keen to get that first title under their belt. Keep an eye out for information on the finale event, there’s plenty to get involved with.

Coming up…

What’s next in the Varsity calendar?

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