University of Liverpool beat out arch-rivals Liverpool John Moores University with a score of 83 against John Moores’ 52 in the Liverpool Varsity.
Each year, Liverpool’s two principal universities – UoL and LJMU – go head-to-head in the annual Liverpool Varsity. University of Liverpool and its 21,000 students this week took on John Moores’ 24,000 strong student body in 18 different sports.
Most of the competitions took place at Wyncote Sports Grounds, the University of Liverpool’s outdoor sport facility, on Wednesday 25th March, 2015. This included football, hockey, lacrosse, rugby league, and rugby union. Basketball, netball, jiu jitsu, handball, trampoline, climbing, and swimming were held at the University of Liverpool Sports Centre on campus, while badminton and volleyball were at John Moores’ IM Marsh Sports Hall. Other sports such as golf, snowsports, tennis, and rowing were held at various locations with facilities to accommodate them.
University of Liverpool’s men’s basketball team beat out Liverpool John Moores with a score of 70-60. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for UoL, as LJMU women’s netball firsts won 42-39. UoL topped both men and women’s volleyball, with a final result of 3-0. We also emerged victorious in golf with a win of 4-2.
AU President, Danny Harvey, had this to say:
“To have been involved in varsity for 4 years is, in itself, an honour, but to win having put so much effort into organising the event has left me ecstatic. Thanks must go to Danielle, George, Stu (and the rest of the Sport Liverpool team), as well as Josh and Josh and everyone who put so much time and effort in on behalf of John Moores. Finally, my personal thanks to our sponsors, Pinnacle, who made the whole event possible.Ultimately I hope the event continues to grow and grow for many years to come, and UNI ‘TIL WE DIE!”
Well done to all the university sports teams!