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Varsity 2024 – All you need to know ahead of the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Worcester’s biggest clash

Monday kick’s off Varsity 2024 for the University of Gloucestershire as they face Worcester in their biggest battle of the year.

Monday 18th – Gloucester Sports Park Day

8:00AM Trampolining – Show Court

9:00AM Women’s Hockey – Hockey pitch

10:30AM Women’s Futsal – Show Court

10:30AM Men’s Tennis – Tennis Centre

11:30AM Men’s Hockey – Hockey Pitch

14:00PM Basketball – Show Court

Last year UOG won trampolining won with 156.2 points to Worcester’s 153.6 points. They will be hoping to regain the glory this year.

However Caitlin from Worcester’s trampolining team feels confident heading into the game:

“I’m really excited for my first Varsity, I just wanna make sure it goes well on the day.”

Women’s Futsul, Tennis, both hockey teams and Basketball lost to Worcester last year.

Women’s Hockey captain Kate Barrett says: “It would be fantastic to get redemption over Worcester. They are a strong team so we need to work hard for it.”

Tuesday the 19th – Oxstalls Pitch Day

10AM American Football – Rugby 4G

1:30PM Women’s Rugby Union – Rugby 4G

3:30PM Men’s Rugby Union – Rugby 4G

Both Gloucester’s American Football and Men’s Rugby union teams won their games last year. American football won 12-6 while Men’s Rugby won 13-18.

However, Gloucester’s Women’s Rugby team will be looking for redemption after having not won since 2020. Last year they lost 21-14 at Sixways stadium.

UOGWRFC have been putting in all the extra hours ahead of the fixture. Head coach Gavin Deane says:

“They are working really hard. We had a double session on the Wednesday we went to a local gym and then came down here [Plock court] and did some skills.

“Tonight we have mainly been focusing on contact work and the attitude has been really good”

Wednesday 20th – Worcester Wednesday

9:00AM Badminton – Arena Court 1

9:00AM Men’s Volleyball – Arena Court 3

11:30AM Women’s Volleyball – Arena Court 3

11:30AM Women’s Football – Football 3G

14:00PM Men’s Football – Football 3G

16:30PM Tap Dance – Joel Richards Suite

17:30PM Dance – Arena Court 2

20:00PM Netball – Arena Court 2

UOG Men’s Football

UOG badminton will be hoping to maintain their win as they claimed a 5-3 victory in 2023. UOG Dance also won last year in a thrilling one-point victory that ended 606-605.

Netball, football and volleyball will all be looking to turn the tide this year and claim the win.

Worcester’s men’s football captain Jack Ricketts says: “It’s a pleasure to captain the team to not only a league win but hopefully what will be a Varsity win too.”

It will be a tough competition overall as last year Worcester took home the Varsity Trophy with a nail-biting 12-11 victory.

You can keep up with all the Varsity action by following the live streams on the UOG Student Union Sports Youtube Channel.

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