Posted 12th Apr 2016

Premier League referee joins Bath and Cardiff Met students for Varsity 2016

There will be a feast of student sport to enjoy at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday as the University of Bath stages its first-ever Varsity match against Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Four sports will be showcased on the day – football, hockey, netball and rugby – and there will be a host of fun supporter activities including an inflatable challenge.

The University of Bath’s cheerleading squad and BodySoc dance society will also be providing entertainment and encouraging spectators to get behind the home team.

The action gets under way at midday with women’s football on the athletics infield and women’s rugby on STV Pitch 1.

Hockey takes centre stage at 2pm, with the women meeting on Astro Pitch 1 and the men’s match taking place on the SITEC Pitch.

Bath and Cardiff’s men clash in the rugby at 3.30pm on STV Pitch 1, followed by the football at 5.30pm on the athletics infield. That match will be refereed by Premier League official Lee Probert, who took charge of the 2014 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Hull City.

The Varsity concludes with the women’s netball match on STV Court 1 at 7.30pm.

Holly Clemens, SU Sport Officer, said: “The day will be a fantastic way to celebrate sport, bringing together some of the best sporting talent from both Universities.

“It will be a highly competitive day with teams looking to secure a win to help their University to the title of Varsity Champions 2016.”

Varsity 2016 - men's football

Varsity 2016 - women's football

Varsity 2016 - women's rugby

Varsity 2016 - men's rugby

Varsity 2016 - women's hockey

Varsity 2016 - men's hockey

Varsity 2016 - women's netball

Other news articles

Deborah Fleming set to complete journey from netball with Team Bath to rugby sevens with Team GB at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Having worn the University of Bath’s famous Blue & Gold in netball and athletics, it is in rugby sevens that the multi-talented Deborah Fleming will be wearing the Red, White & Blue of Team GB at the Tokyo 2020...

Read More
Trio of rising Blue & Gold stars earn selection for England Netball Roses U21 and U19 squads

Team Bath Netball’s Rachael Fee, Hannah Passmore and Molly Hole have all been named in the England Netball Roses age-group squads after successfully trialling over the weekend. Defender Fee and shooter Passmore, a University of Bath sporting scholar, have...

Read More
Creativity, resilience and determination celebrated as Blue & Gold Academy Development Centres reflect on season like no other

The rising young stars of Team Bath Netball’s regional Academy Development Centres (ADC) and their coaches have been reflecting on a campaign unlike any other during their end-of-season awards. After a spring and summer of lockdown, trials for the...

Read More
Team Bath Netball Sponsors
Partners and Suppliers