13 March 2024

Abertay and Dundee sports clubs gear up for Varsity 2024

Sports teams from Dundee’s two universities prepare to go head-to-head for the Varsity trophy

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The annual Varsity tournament returns to Dundee next week as athletes from the city’s two universities compete in over a dozen sports.

Old rivalries will be resumed on Wednesday 20 March 2024 when Abertay University and the University of Dundee go head to head in a series of eagerly anticipated matches at the city’s Riverside pitches and Institute of Sport and Exercise.

The inter-university sporting contest is in its 15th year and is the biggest amateur sporting event in Dundee’s calendar, featuring 600 students competing over a full day for the coveted Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy.

Michael Devlin, Sports Development Officer at Abertay said:

Varsity’s the highlight of the student calendar, marking the exciting culmination of both league and cup seasons. Anticipation runs high as we eagerly await the potential for thrilling upsets throughout the event. We're looking forward to a bit of friendly rivalry and hoping to snatch the trophy from Dundee!

Sporting events range from football and rugby to tennis and archery, and are all free to attend. There will also be cheerleading and dance performances and the day will be topped off with an awards ceremony and free pizza.

The University of Dundee Sports Union President, Alice Saville said:

Varsity is always a day packed full of fun, whether you are participating or a spectator. I’m looking forward to seeing both universities from Dundee compete and making some lasting memories.

For full event details and live updates on the day, visit Dundee’s Sports Union page on Instagram.

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