What is Varsity?
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE vs UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON
On Wednesday 3rd April, a new varsity is taking place in 2019, where by the Northampton Student Sport teams will be travelling to the University of Bedfordshire to participate in a day comprising of 19 competitive fixtures, social sports and festive fun. For the competitive fixtures with each team receiving 1 point for a win, ½ a point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. At the end of the day the points will be added up and the University who has won the most will be crowned Varsity Champions and will take home the converted varsity trophy!
Where is Varsity and how will we get there?
Varsity 2019 will take place at the University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus. Fixtures will be taking place across campus, with the majority of fixtures being on site and the odd few being held off site at a local leisure centre 5 minutes down the road. Students, both players and spectators need to purchase the official varsity t-shirt which will act as a ticket to get on the buses to and from Bedford. Tickets are limited at one per person and must be purchased through the Students’ Union website.
What fixtures will be played on the day?
- Badminton (Men’s & Mixed)
- Basketball (Men’s & Women’s)
- Football (Men’s & Women’s)
- Futsal (Men’s & Women’s)
- Hockey (Men’s & Women’s)
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union (Men’s & Women’s)
- Tennis (Mixed)
- Volleyball (Men’s & Women’s)
What is the schedule for the day:
Click here for the fixture schedule
Where do I buy tickets?
You can buy your official varsity tickets by clicking the link below.
After you have purchased your ticket you will receive instructions on how to redeem your ticket and further details that you need to know on the day.
On the day your ticket is your official Varsity T-Shirt which can only be collected from The Engine Shed before you leave for Bedford. This t-shirt will grant you access across on to the coaches to and from the University of Bedfordshire, give you access across the away campus through the single point access areas and will also clearly identify you as a supporter and representative of Northampton Student Sport. Students will not be permitted on to the bus without their Varsity T-Shirt.
- T-Shirts – £10
Keep your t-shirt on for the official Varsity themed afterparty which will be taking place at The Platform.
For the second consecutive year, all participating students will be wearing Rainbow Laces at each of the varsity fixtures in support Stonewall’s campaign to support LGBT equality and inclusivity within the Northampton Student Sport teams.