Welsh Varsity 2020

Welsh Varsity 2020

We're excited to announce that the Welsh Varsity tournament will be heading back to Swansea on the 29th April 2020. Get ready to cheer on #TeamCardiff as they battle it out against Swansea University in over 30 sports including both the men’s and women’s rugby matches. Fixture information will be announced soon!


Ticket packages for this year's Welsh Varsity tournament will go on sale here on Wednesday 5th February.

Athletic Union members will have access to a pre-sale from 11:00 on Wednesday 29th January until 16:00 Tuesday 4th February.

Package 1: Entry to the day games, rugby ticket, club night entry, transport & t-shirt £29.50 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

Package 2: Entry to the day games, rugby ticket, t-shirt and transport £24.50 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

Package 3: Rugby ticket, club night, transport and t-shirt £25.50 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

Package 4: Rugby ticket, t-shirt and transport £20.00 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

You will need to come to the Students' Union to collect your package, the email confirmation you receive from your online purchase will not give you entry to any venues during the Welsh Varsity tournament.

A festival of sport

Welsh Varsity started out 22 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 Principality Stadium in Cardiff and the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, 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.

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.

Proud to support Rainbow Laces

In 2015, Welsh Varsity sports teams laced up for the first time and showed their support for the Rainbow Laces campaign. The campaign was launched by Stonewall with the aim of ridding sport of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia through getting players, clubs and fans to stand together and send out a message that it has no place in sport today. Sadly, discrimination remains a huge problem in many sports. Fear of abuse and discrimination excludes lesbian, gay, bi or trans people and puts them off taking part, or even watching sport.

Sport plays a huge part in University life for a great number of students all over the UK. It provides extra-curricular activity as a break from studies; not only having health and fitness benefits but also providing a great opportunity to meet and make new friends. Unfortunately, many LGBT+ students feel excluded or uncomfortable participating because of factors including the culture, structure and physical environment in which sport takes place.