The 2019 Welsh Varsity tournament is coming back to Cardiff after a successful year in Swansea in 2018. Sporting fixtures will be taking place on Wednesday 10th April, supported by thousands of students from Cardiff University and Swansea University.
The Welsh Varsity is a festival of sport, running from Saturday 6th April to Wednesday 10th April. The tournament sees students from 30 sports compete for the coveted Welsh Varsity Shield at venues across the city, including Sport Wales and Cardiff Arms Park. Cardiff will be looking to retain the shield for another year, after reclaiming it in Swansea last year. The event culminates with the showcase Ladies and Men's rugby fixtures in the Principality stadium during the evening of Wednesday 10th April. Cardiff University Ladies' Rugby will be looking to avenge last year's defeat whilst the Men's team will be looking to repeat last year's performance and take home the Welsh Varsity cup for the third year in a row.
We are extremely excited for the Welsh Varsity to return to the capital city this year. I'm looking forward to all of our sports clubs rising to the occasion and putting on a fantastic and competitive showing of what Cardiff has to offer.
Georgie Haynes, your VP Sports & Athletic Union President, is enthusiastic about the tournament returning to home ground this year. "We are extremely excited for the Welsh Varsity to return to the capital city this year. I'm looking forward to all of our sports clubs rising to the occasion and putting on a fantastic and competitive showing of what Cardiff has to offer."
Sophie Hargreaves, Sports Officer at Swansea University Students' Union added: "Varsity is the highlight of the year for our sporting students, and there's a lot of preparation involved. I can't wait to see our students come together and showcase their incredible talent."
The tournament will launch with a Rowing competition on Saturday 6th April, with the Men's and Women's Novice and Senior squads battling it out on the water.
Ticketing details will be announced shortly and will go on sale in February. To find out more, follow #TeamCardiff and @TheWelshVarsity on Twitter.