Derby wins Varsity!

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On Wednesday 21st March, the University of Derby took on the University of Northampton in the fifth year of our annual Varsity competition
 
The event is a celebration of all things sport at the Universities and saw our teams battling it out throughout the day with a total of 29 fixtures taking place
 
We went into the day with a comfortable 4-1 lead, thanks to wins from the Union Athletics, Equine, Swimming and Men’s Table Tennis clubs all winning their fixtures, with an unfortunate loss for Trampoline. So hopes were high that this year would be our time to finally win the coveted title of Varsity champions! From there on out it was plain sailing as we racked up the points and had accumulated enough to secure the victory by 4pm
 
We also went all out this year with a full media suite to live stream the event thanks to Cloudbass and our wonderful media students, who all did an amazing job presenting, producing and filming content throughout the day. Providing a platform for students to gain vital, real-world learning experience, as well as video content for those who couldn't attend the event. You can check out the live stream over on the Union of Student’s Facebook page.
 
We’d like to say a big thanks to all of you that showed support throughout the day. We’ve broken our records in BUCS this year and we’re sure this win will give all Union teams a boost for their upcoming fixtures!
 
See below for the full results breakdown:
 
Archery – WIN
Athletics – WIN
Cheerleading – WIN
Climbing – WIN
Dance – LOSS
Equine – WIN
Men’s Badminton – WIN
Men’s Basketball – WIN
Men’s Cricket – LOSS
Men’s Football 1sts – WIN
Men’s Football 2nds – WIN
Men’s Hockey – LOSS
Men’s Rugby League – LOSS
Men’s Rugby Union – LOSS
Men’s Squash – WIN
Men’s Table Tennis – WIN
Men’s Volleyball – WIN
Netball – WIN
Swimming – WIN
Tennis – LOSS
Trampolining – LOSS
Women’s Badminton – WIN
Women’s Basketball – LOSS
Women’s Football – WIN
Women’s Hockey – WIN
Women’s Lacrosse – WIN
Women’s Rugby Union - WIN
Women’s Squash – LOSS
Women’s Volleyball – WIN
 
The day came to a close with a resounding win for the Union Netball team, beating Northampton 40-24. With the final results standing at 20-9 to Derby

We'll be releasing a round up video as well photos taken throughout the day so keep an eye for those over on our Facebook page

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