American footballers battle for victory in Varsity match
Held at the Sports Park Weetwood, the game will kick off at 1:30PM and is, as the first Varsity event of the year, expected to be edge-of-the-seat viewing.
The event, which is free to attend, will be raising money for a number of charities including CALM and Cancer Research UK through a raffle and stall selling food and drink.
With both teams having a successful season under their belts, the pressure will be on between the two rivalling universities.
Speaking about the game, Spencer Hind, captain of Leeds Beckett’s American football team, said: “The American football varsity game is always a competitive affair; and I personally haven't lost one whilst playing for Beckett, although it was extremely close last year.
“With both teams having had a successful season and earning promotions, I know both teams want to end their year with bragging rights over the other.
“It’s already been a great season, and the most successful season for Carnegie American football to date, with highlights including our successful playoff run which resulted in us winning the national championship against Portsmouth Destroyers.”
Felix Titherley, who captains the University of Leeds team, added: “Varsity is always a special event and one which everyone looks forward to all year.
“Our aim this season was to start to work our way out of the place we had been in for a few years. None of us expected to record an undefeated 6-0 regular season, let alone get to the regional finals.
“Carnegie should expect a hungry and determined Gryphons team that will be looking to capitalise on their success this season!”
Last October, Leeds Beckett University retained the winning title in the Leeds Varsity for the 12th successive year over a two-day schedule of events.