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Welsh Varsity 2020

Welsh Varsity 2020

Find out more about the current status of our events and services

Updated 18th March 2020

As you may have seen from the media, whilst public gatherings have not been officially suspended, the advice from UK Government is that in order to best protect the wellbeing of the population, we should all now avoid non-essential social contact and unnecessary travel. Additionally, it has been confirmed that major events requiring the assistance of the emergency services will not be supported in the near future.

As a result, and with a heavy heart we have taken the decision to cancel the Welsh Varsity event due to take place in Swansea in April. We feel this decision is in the best interests of our students, staff and guests.

All ticket purchasers will receive a refund automatically, you don’t need to do anything. Whilst we will do this as quickly as possible, please allow three weeks for the payment to arrive back into your bank account.

If after this time you have not received your refund, please contact us at SUFinance@cardiff.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule the Welsh Varsity this year but rest assured the event will return in 2021.

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.