Your favourite sporting event is finally back: Welsh Varsity 2022

If Cardiff pride and competing against other Welsh Universities is your thing, pay attention

The Varsity battle between Cardiff and Swansea University will return after a two year interruption due to Covid and the date has been confirmed.

Wednesday, April 27th 2022 is the date to remember as Swansea will be hosting this year’s week-long sports festival, the Welsh Varsity, in which students compete in over 30 different sports including: Ultimate Frisbee; swimming; golf; fencing; squash; boxing; basketball and hockey in order to win the Welsh Varsity Shield.

Cardiff University currently holds both the Welsh Varsity Shield and Cup following the victory in 2019.

The Welsh Varsity first began as a rugby match between Cardiff and Swansea Universities at the Cardiff Arms Park in 1997. But this event has continued to grow every year and is now the largest student multi-sport event in the UK.

Most fixtures and the showpiece rugby matches will take place on Wednesday, April 27th.

Megan Somerville, VP Sports and Athletic Union President at Cardiff University Students’ Union, said: “I am thrilled to be involved in the long-awaited return of Welsh Varsity. Preparations are already underway for this amazing event that enables our clubs to showcase their talent on and off the pitch.”

“This huge event is a centrepiece of the student calendar and we can’t wait to welcome back fans both new and old to support Team Cardiff. Make sure you’re a part of the biggest student sporting event in the UK this April and watch Cardiff bring the cup and shield home.”

Georgia Smith, Sports Officer at Swansea University Students’ Union, said:

“I’m so excited to see Welsh Varsity returning, and if that wasn’t good enough, it’s in Swansea! After what’s been a tough couple of years for students, I know that everyone at Swansea University will be thrilled to see Sketty Lane bleed green once again.

“It will be my pleasure to welcome current students and alumni back to see the biggest varsity in Wales to celebrate sport and friendly rivalry.

“My message to all Swansea students is get ready to sing and chant for Swansea and show Cardiff what the Green and White Army’s made of!”

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