Students face-off for Varsity

Around 600 sporting men and women from the Universities of Dundee and Abertay will once again go head to head next month when they compete for the Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy.

Twenty-one sides will renew old rivalries on Wednesday 14 March when students from both Universities vie for the top spot in the 11th annual challenge.

Eagerly anticipated matches of Archery, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Cricket, Netball, Tennis, Triathlon, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Golf, and Volleyball will take place at the University of Dundee’s Riverside pitches and Institute of Sport and Exercise and venues across the city.

Alexandria Scott, Dundee Sports Union President, said, “We cannot wait for another Varsity against Abertay. We were overall winners last year, winning by 15-5 games in total and look forward to continuing this winning streak.

“Varsity is a fantastic friendly rivalry between the two Universities and we encourage supporters from both sides to come along and cheer for their teams.”

Abertay Sports Intern Ross Taylor, said, “We have some mouth-watering fixtures in store. Abertay will be seeking to come back with a bang in 2018.”