Message from the VC: Varsity congratulations

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 16, 2018 03:40 PM |
We have retained our Varsity title with a fantastic performance in this year's fixtures. Below is a message from the VC, which was sent to all students this week.

Dear students

After another exciting varsity season, I am pleased to announce yet another triumphant victory for Team Leicester. Despite a few events still to be played, the score of 36-21 means that the University of Leicester has retained the title we have won every year since records began in 2000.

Varsity gives recognition to those students who work tirelessly outside of their courses to train, practice and perfect their sporting skills. It allows students both off and on the pitch to come together and celebrate Leicester.

This year, we encouraged staff and students to ‘be part of it’ and head to as many fixtures as possible to support Team Leicester in some friendly rivalry against DMU.

I was lucky enough to be at Stoughton Road on Sunday to witness the victorious Leicester Longhorns American Football team and the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, and was very impressed by the commitment of all our players ­– like the hashtag says, you really were #FearLeics.

Some of our fixtures have been blighted by bad weather conditions, yet this hasn’t stopped you from turning up in huge numbers to show your support for Team Leicester.

I would like to thank the Sport and Active Life Team for their hard work and organisation, the competitors, supporters, grounds staff and everyone else who has contributed to the success of yet another fantastic Varsity season. We have more than 2,000 people signed up as part of Team Leicester this year, which is amazing.

For those of you who have just played your final varsity, I would like to thank you for the hard work that you have put in over your time here, and hope that you will look upon your university sporting career fondly in years to come.

Of course, despite our early win, it’s not over yet, and we still look forward to the outdoor cricket plus the women’s and men’s rugby union varsity on Monday 30 April, at the Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road stadium and I hope to see many of you there.

With best wishes

Paul

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