Varsity 2020: What you need to know

The annual sporting clash between Nottingham’s two universities is fast approaching – here’s everything you need to know, including dates, times, locations and ticket costs.

Running between Wednesday 18 March and Sunday 10 May, sports teams from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Nottingham (UoN) will go head-to-head to be crowned sporting champions.

With 19 fixtures taking place, the two universities will be gripped as NTU aim to regain the trophy for the first time since losing it in 2012.

Students from both establishments will go head-to-head in a number of sporting disciplines, varying from football to handball, rugby union to trampolining.

The title almost came to Trent in 2014 but UoN won the cricket by just three runs to hand them a narrow 8-7 victory over their arch-rivals.

This year’s series will see cricket not feature for the first time since 2015; the popular ice-hockey fixture will, however, be hosted at the Motorpoint Arena once again.

For the events that require tickets, you can purchase your admission here.

Wednesday 18 March

12pm – Women’s Football @ Basford United

2:30pm – Men’s Football @ Basford United

Entry – £3.00

Wednesday 25 March

4:30pm – Horseball @ Long Lane

Entry – Free

Saturday 28 March

12pm – American Football @ Harvey Hadden

Entry – £5.00

Sunday 29 March

2pm – Men’s Futsal @ UoN David Ross Sports Village

Entry – £5.00

Monday 30 March

7pm – Ice Hockey @ Motorpoint Arena

Entry – £12.00

Wednesday 1 April – NTU Super Wednesday

12pm to 2:45pm – Trampolining @ LWSC Court B

3:15pm to 6pm – Archery @ LWSC Court B

12pm to 1.30pm – Dodgeball @ LWSC Court A

1.45pm to 3.30pm – Wheelchair Basketball @ LWSC Court A

12pm to 4.30pm – Tennis @ NTU Tennis Centre

12pm to 2pm – Ultimate Frisbee @ LWSC 3G

1pm to 4pm – Athletics @ Harvey Hadden Stadium

Entry – Free

Thursday 2 April

7pm to 11pm – Thai Boxing @ UoN Kings Meadow Campus

Entry – £10.00

Monday 4 May

5.30pm – Women’s Basketball @ Motorpoint Arena

8pm – Men’s Basketball @ Motorpoint Arena

Entry – £10.00 (General), £15.00 (Courtside)

Tuesday 5 May

6pm – Men’s Hockey @ Beeston Hockey Club

8pm – Women’s Hockey @ Beeston Hockey Club

Entry – £5.00

Wednesday 6 May – UoN Super Wednesday

11am to 1pm – Table Tennis @ Hall C

11am to 2pm – Handball @ Hall D

11:30am to 2:30pm – Karate @ Dojo

12pm to 3pm – Squash @ 3x Squash Courts

1pm to 4pm – Swimming @ Pool

1:30pm to 4pm – Fencing @ Hall C

2:30pm to 4:30pm – Badminton @ Hall D

Entry – Free

Wednesday 6 May

12.30pm – Women’s Lacrosse @ NTU Clifton Campus

2pm – Netball @ NTU Clifton Campus

2.30pm – Men’s Lacrosse @ NTU Clifton Campus

Entry – Free (Lacrosse), £3.00 (Netball)

Thursday 7 May

6.20pm – Women’s Water Polo @ UoN University Park Campus

7.45pm – Men’s Water Polo @ UoN University Park Campus

Entry – Free

Sunday 10 May

11am – Men’s Rugby Union @ Lady Bay Rugby Club

1pm – Women’s Rugby Union @ Lady Bay Rugby Club

3pm – Men’s Rugby League @ Lady Bay Rugby Club

Entry – £6.00

By Matthew Lee

Photo credit: Notts Varsity

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