York St John University wins North Yorkshire Varsity
York St John University has won its
first home Varsity against Teesside 21–8.
The event on 10 October involved over
700 students competing in 14 different sports including men’s rugby
union where York St John triumphed against Teesside with a score of
53-0. Other highlights included a 3-0 win in mixed volleyball, a
6-0 win for the men’s hockey team and both the men’s and women’s
York St John University teams won in the rowing events.
York St John and Teesside have been competing
in the North Yorkshire Varsity competition for over five years, but
this was the first time it was staged in York thanks to the
University’s new sports facilities on Haxby Road, which enable
multiple matches to take place at the same time.
Adam McSkimming, York St John Students’ Union
President, said: “We are all thrilled to have won our first home
North Yorkshire Varsity! It was a fantastic day for students
playing and supporting the teams, everyone felt a real sense of
home pride, and to win 21 – 8 is just amazing! Everyone is looking
forward to being involved in, and hopefully winning, many more
sporting events at our new sports facilities at Haxby Road. I’d
like to thank all the student volunteers that helped make the event
such a success.”
The Varsity event took place at six
venues around York including the University’s sports halls, all
weather pitch and new facilities at York St John University Nestle
Rowntree Park on Haxby Road. Venues were also been provided by Red
Goat Climbing Centre and David Lloyd and the River Ouse was used
for the rowing events.