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Welsh Varsity 2018

Welsh Varsity

We're excited to announce that the Welsh Varsity tournament will be coming back to Cardiff in April 2019. Fixtures will be played in venues across the city, building to the showcase Ladies and Men's rugby fixtures in the Principality Stadium on Wednesday 10th April.

Tickets

Tickets will go on general sale from 12:00 Monday 18th February.

Athletic Union members will have access to a pre-sale from 09:00 on Thursday 14th February until 09:00 Monday 18th February.

Packages for this year's Welsh Varsity tournament will go on sale on Monday 18th February at 12:00 on this webpage. 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.

Package 1 - £20 - RUGBY TICKET & OFFICIAL T-SHIRT

This package includes entry to the Ladies' and Men's Rugby fixtures at the Principality Stadium and a Welsh Varsity T-Shirt only.This package will not give access to other sporting fixtures and venues, or the official after party.

Package 2 - £23.50 - RUGBY TICKET, DAY GAMES ACCESS & OFFICIAL T-SHIRT - SOLD OUT

This package includes entry to the Ladies' and Men's Rugby fixtures at the Principality Stadium, Day Games Access, and a Welsh Varsity T-Shirt. PLEASE NOTE: All sporting venues have a limited capacity. Entry to all fixtures is not guaranteed when you purchase a package that includes the Day Games. Freshers’ Rugby has a limited capacity: please select at point of purchase if you wish to attend this fixture - you will receive a physical ticket when you collect your package.

Package 3 - £26 - RUGBY TICKET, AFTER PARTY & OFFICIAL T-SHIRT - SOLD OUT

This package includes entry to the Ladies' and Men's Rugby fixtures at the Principality Stadium, access to the Welsh Varsity YOLO After Party in Y Plas and a Welsh Varsity T-Shirt only.This package will not give access to other sporting fixtures and venues included in the Day Games.

Package 4 - £29.50 - RUGBY TICKET, DAY GAMES, AFTER PARTY & OFFICIAL T-SHIRT - SOLD OUT

Package 4 has now sold out. Please see alternative packages available. If you want to ensure access to the day games please select Package 2. If you want to ensure access to the Welsh Varsity YOLO After Party please select Package

This package includes entry to the Ladies' and Men's Rugby fixtures at the Principality Stadium, Day Games Access, access to the Welsh Varsity YOLO After Party in Y Plas and a Welsh Varsity T-Shirt. PLEASE NOTE: All sporting venues have a limited capacity. Entry to all fixtures is not guaranteed when you purchase a package that includes the Day Games. Freshers’ Rugby has a limited capacity: please select at point of purchase if you wish to attend this fixture - you will receive a physical ticket when you collect your package.

Please refer to the event terms and conditions for more information.

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.

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.

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.

For the fourth year in a row, teams competing in the tournament will be wearing Rainbow Laces to show their support the campaign.