Leeds Varsity champions
More than 10,000 students witnessed history being made, as the women’s team joined the men’s team in competing at Headingley Emerald Stadium in the first ever rugby finale double header.
Although the women’s team were narrowly defeated by their University of Leeds counterparts, the men claimed a 25-16 victory in an equally tight match.
The Leeds Varsity event, sponsored by local company Pickard Properties, saw more than 1,500 students compete across the city, with fixtures taking place at both universities throughout the day.
Jo Mannion, Athletic Union Manager, was delighted with the Varsity victory: “I’m immensely proud of all the coaching staff and teams who have competed in Varsity this year.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in making it such a fantastic few days, particularly the staff at Headingley Emerald Stadium, our headline sponsors Pickard Properties, and colleagues and students from both universities.”
Up next for Leeds Beckett’s victorious sports teams is the start of the BUCS season, which will see them compete against other universities.