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Welsh Varsity 2017


Welsh Varsity

Welsh Varsity 2017 is coming home to Cardiff ... are you ready?

This year's Varsity will take place from Saturday 1st April to Wednesday 5th April 2017 in venues across the city.

The tournament sees students from 30 sports compete for the coveted Welsh Varsity Shield at venues across the city, including the Welsh Institute of Sport, the SSE Swalec and Cardiff Arms Park.

Cardiff will be looking to retain the shield for another year, having taken it home every year since it was introduced.

Welsh Varsity will culminate with the showcase Ladies and Men’s rugby fixtures in the Principality stadium during the evening of Wednesday 5th April. Swansea University Ladies 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.

To get 10% off, head to the Welsh Varsity shop on the ground floor of the Students' Union, open between 11:00-16:00, Monday to Friday.

Welsh Varsity 2017 - All Inclusive

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Get Your Ticket

Price: £28.00

Welsh Varsity 2017 - Stadium & Day Games

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Get Your Ticket

Price: £22.50

Welsh Varsity 2017 - Ultimate Bundle

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Price: £40.00


Tickets are on sale now from this page or from the Welsh Varsity shop on the ground floor of the Students' Union. Drop in to the shop to claim your 10% discount when you pay using your Yoyo Wallet app. You can also pick up cool limited edition Varsity merchandise. (opening hours 11:00-16:00).

Full Package

The Full Varsity Package costs £28 and includes a ticket for the rugby matches, a wristband to attend all other sporting fixtures, an official Varsity branded t-shirt and an After Party ticket to a massive Varsity themed YOLO at the Students' Union.

Standard Package

The Standard Varsity Package costs £22.50 and includes a ticket for the rugby matches, a wristband to attend all other sporting fixtures, and an official Varsity branded t-shirt.

Ultimate Club Bundle

Are you the ultimate clubber? Are you that one friend that makes everyone go to the union every week because it’s your VK heaven? We’ve got the perfect bundle for you!!

The Ultimate Club Bundle gives you access all areas to all the major events in Y Plas until the end of the academic year! This includes the next Full Moon Party, where we party until 06:00 – those who survive it get a breakfast bap and a survivor t-shirt. Then the next party includes the biggest event of the year – Varsity. This bundle gives you all the perks of the all-inclusive ticket including great seats at the Principality Stadium, access to all the games during the day, Welsh Varsity t-shirt and the official after party. Your Ultimate Club Bundle also includes tickets to both end of term events. Yes, that’s right! VIP access to both semester 2 and semester 3 events including amazing giveaways and a chance to win a trip to fantastic secret destinations! Finally, what better way to end the year than at YOLO? This ticket will give you guaranteed entry to the last YOLO of the year.

Want this? It’s all yours for only £40 saving you up to 30% in cash cash dollar!

A festival of sport

Welsh Varsity started out 21 years ago as a rugby match between Cardiff University students and Swansea University students. Today it's so much more than that.

In recent years the match has been played at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea and in the Principality Stadium, with live coverage on S4C. Past student players have gone on to play for the Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Llanelli Scarlets and even internationally for Wales so expect a high standard on the field.

Fixtures for all games will be announced on welshvarsity.com/varsity-shield soon!

Not an avid sports fan? Welsh Varsity is a great day out even if you don’t know your shuttlecocks from your wickets. There’s an amazing atmosphere on the day as thousands of students cheer on different teams so don't let a lack of sporting knowledge put you off.

In association with

Welsh Varsity works with prestigious partners each year to deliver the best event possible. We are proud to be working with Rhino Teamwear who are the official clothing sponsor of the Welsh Varsity.