The waiting is over. The final week of Varsity 2013 is upon us and Team Sheffield Hallam need your support to secure a record-breaking tenth year as undefeated Varsity champions! With Hallam taking the points for Ice Hockey and Boxing but Sheff Uni hitting back by winning American Football and Snowsports, the competition looks set to go down to the wire once again.
The final week of action get’s underway at Abbeydale on Wednesday 6th March with lacrosse and ultimate frisbee matches (tickets £3). There’s only one place to be when Varsity 2013 reaches it’s conclusion though - and that’s Hillsborough Stadium for the finals day football matches. The Women’s match kicks off at 2pm, followed by the Men’s at 6pm – the final fixture of Varsity 2013. Tickets are £5 giving you access for both games.
Tickets for all events are available now from the HUBS at City campus and from Pearson reception at Collegiate.
View the full list of fixtures. Follow @SHUlifeSport on twitter for live updates and commentary from each event. Tweet your support using #HallamVarsity
We are in the full swing of Varsity now, with the main week of sport kicking off on Wednesday 6th March.
The words ‘you couldn’t write this stuff’ comes to mind when talking about 2013’s boxing Varsity. In front of the watchful eye of Sheffield professional fighter Kell Brook, Hallam’s Tom Housley claimed a knockout victory over Uni’s Simon Hinds.
Click here to read the full match report by Charlie Bull.
Are you a first year and not sure what Varsity is? Or are you an avid Varsity goer and just want to know which fixtures to look out for this year? Click here for your essential guide will take you through some matches that have already been played and then those that are set to be tense!
For more information about fixtures and ticket details visit www.varsitysheffield.com.
Saturday 16th February saw the return of the winter Varsity Ice Hockey at the Motorpoint Arena.
A spirited University of Sheffield comeback wasn’t enough to prevent a Sheffield Hallam win as their dominance on the Varsity Ice continues.
Around 4,000 spectators at the Motorpoint Arena witnessed an enthralling match that resulted in a penalty shootout victory for Hallam following a last-gasp fight back from Uni in the final period of the match.
For a full match report click here.
For live commentary and updates from each Varsity event follow @SHUlifeSport and show your support with #HallamVarsity
Sails have been flapping hard in the wind of change for SHU Sail and Windsurf this year.
Click here to read a review of their year written by Sean Clarkson, Chair of SHU Sail and Windsurf
40 Sports, Two Universities, One Winner!
Can Team Sheffield Hallam keep the trophy for ten consecutive years?
Varsity is the competition that ALL HALLAM students can get involved in, whether you’re playing or supporting, it’s a chance to get behind your University and peers! Help us make 2013 the biggest and best Varsity yet!
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Click here to visit the Official Varsity website.
Members of the Climbing Club have made an excellent start to the Northern Universities Bouldering League this year!
The team, comprising of: Jake Haddock, Ashley Wolsey-Herd, Tom Green, Richard Morley, Alex Stirling, Harry Chaplin, Adam Jennings, Callum Hegarty, Ben Search, Jim Green, Andrew Lawe, David Price, Charlotte Garden, Emma Hanna, Eunice Tan, Joe Holden, Andrew Lawe, Jacob Terry and Hayley Lightfoot won the overall team event at each of the first two events held in Liverpool and Leeds respectively.
With two rounds to go, and the BUCS Bouldering Championships set to take place in Sheffield this February the team are rightly feeling full of confidence. Club Chairman, Alex Stirling said “…obviously we smashed it again” after recording another convincing win in Leeds.
The remaining rounds of the NUBS are to be held in Manchester on Dec 5th and Sheffield’s own Climbing Works on February 6th. Why not head down and support the team?!
Team Sheffield Hallam’s Ultimate Frisbee squad competed against the best teams in the Northern and Midlands Regions at the Sheffield Beginners Tournament last weekend. They outperformed their expectations and posted some brilliant results. The two ‘Beginners’ teams finished 2nd and 5th respectively, beating more established teams such as Sheffield University, Leeds, Cardiff and Warwick.
The ‘Experienced’ team finished 7th from 12 entrants with hard fought victories over Hull, Birmingham and Bradford. With an overall rank of second in the Northern region, the club are nicely placed to qualify for the Nationals competition starting on the 27th October at Ponds Forge International Sport Centre.
The weekend also brought success for the women’s squad who competed in the Nottingham Beginners Tournament. The side contained many new and inexperienced members, and although they weren’t competing for the top spots in the competition they were delighted to be presented with the ‘Sprit award’ for outstanding sportsmanship for the first time in the club’s history. Club secretary, Kat Cheng said; “we had so many first year girls, who were all eager to get on the pitch! We ran hard, fought for every disc, and practised what we had learnt in training”.
Sessions start 1st October. See timetable for more information
Sessions in over 20 sports every week. Just turn up and play. All internally hosted sessions are free to Sheffield Hallam Active members and just £2.50 for non-memebers.
All equipment is provided
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Sheffield Hallam University student Alex Gardner achieved a Bronze medal at the FISU World University Karate Championships, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
A record 47 countries entered the Championships, which took place over three days from the 13th – 15th July 2012.
Alex and was part of the first Male Senior Kata team from Britain to win a medal at world level, which is a great achievement, and we would like to wish him the best of luck for any future competitions.