Sheffield Varsity Trampolining Competition Returns in 2022

Written by Meng Feng

Sheffield’s Varsity Trampolining competition made a triumphant return at the weekend, with Sheffield Hallam securing victory over the University of Sheffield by 24 points to 18.

Ben Green, duty manager of Sheffield Sport, said students have been really excited to have Varsity back.

He said: “It’s great to see all the competitions going ahead with Varsity, particularly after the time that our students and our athletes have had to wait for this opportunity. This is their first chance to compete for their university in the Varsity due to the pandemic that we’ve had for the past couple of years.

“Everybody has impressed me, to be honest. The skills and the abilities that everybody’s showing through here and Hallam is absolutely phenomenal.”

University of Sheffield supporters at the Goodwin Centre cheering on their Trampolining team. (Image by https://studiok.photography/

Varsity has taken place in March for the first time since 2019. It is not only a head-to-head battle between the sports teams of the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, but also captivates all corners of the two university’s communities.

Lauren Seven, a physio freshman from Sheffield Hallam University, said: “It’s so much fun. It’s like a whole weekend activity rolled into one day and then you have a really big nice social experience where you get to meet other trampoliners from all the universities and really get to know each other.”

An athlete from SHU shows off their moves in the air. Image by My website is https://studiok.photography/

For two weeks each year, both campuses turn the colours of their respective teams: black and gold for the University of Sheffield, and maroon for Team Hallam.

The rivalry between the teams is clear.

Kate William, Head Coach of the trampolining Club, has been coaching for five years. She said the key to achieving success in trampolining is consistency and commitment.

She said: That’s a big part that a lot of people miss. The conditioning and stretching are such a big part of what we do. You need to tell yourself that you are not going to check out halfway through, but a lot is dependent on the prep work that you put in beforehand.”

You can check out more events at Varsity here:https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/sheffield-varsity

Written by Meng Feng

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