Sheffield Varsity 2022: What’s on?

Written by Athena Stavrou

As Sheffield Varsity returned last week for the first time in two years, we look at what’s coming up before the events finish on the 30th March.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the annual sporting event, which sees Sheffield’s two universities, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, compete in over 70 sporting events at venues across the city.

Events began last Wednesday with Water Polo at Ponds Forge, and other events such as Snowsports, Sailing, Dodgeball and Rowing have already taken place.

So far, the University of Sheffield are winning 8-5, but with over 60 more games to play, the competition is up in the air.

Here’s a look at the fixtures still to play:

Wednesday 23rd March

The majority of events take place on this day, as listed below, at Hallam University Sports Park

  • American Football
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Rugby Union
  • Cricket
  • Rugby League

In other venues:

  • Dual Slalom Cycling at Parkwood Springs
  • Badminton at Goodwin Sports Centre

Thursday 24th March

  • Boxing at the Octagon Centre

Friday 25th March

  • Men’s and Women’s Athletics at Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium

Saturday 26th March

  • Cycling Time Trials, starting at Millers dale

Sunday 27th March

  • Men’s and Women’s Triathlon at East Leake Triathlon, Loughborough

Monday 28th March

The majority of events taking place will be at EISS (English Institute of Sport Sheffield) as listed below:

  • Netball
  • Futsal 
  • Volleyball 
  • Basketball 
  • Table tennis 
  • Ice Hockey 2s at Ice Sheffield

Tuesday 29th March

  • Equestrian at Poplar Farm Riding School
  • Squash at Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club
  • Tennis at Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club
  • Climbing at The Climbing Words
  • Hockey at Abbeydale Sports Club

Wednesday 30th March

  • Golf at Hallamshire Golf Course
  • Swimming at Ponds Forge
  • Korfball Mixed at Ponds Forge
  • Canoe Polo at Ponds Forge
  • Cycling HC at High to Higher Bradfield
  • Ice Hockey 1sts at Sheffield Arena

Tickets are needed for Boxing, Ice Hockey and Hallam Sports Park, which has already sold out.

University of Sheffield supporters can find their tickets here, and Sheffield Hallam supporters can get tickets from here.

The full details for all the matches can be found on the Varsity website or on each teams twitter @TeamHallam and @SportSheffield.

Written by Athena Stavrou

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