By Ira Devibar
Here we go again! Varsity is finally upon us, and as the 25th March draws even closer, Team Brunel are looking for another winning year.
For those who aren’t familiar, Varsity is an event in which Team Brunel and St. Mary’s University go head to head to battle for victory in an exciting and thrilling day of sport.
There has been a real passion and intensity from both sides in recent years making the event even more special every time.
Last year, saw our Team Brunel running riot. Played at home, we stormed to an incredible 27 – 8 victory. This was the biggest winning margin in the 11-year history.
Feeling humiliated, St. Marys will be out for revenge this time around to snatch the title away from us.
As a committed member of Team Brunel myself, I thought I would see how everyone is feeling ahead of the big event.
Ellie Griffith-Erysthee, 21, who plays netball for Team Brunel argued that Varsity is the best day of the year.
“The team spirit and encouragement are evident from the start of the day to the very end at ATIK. Win or lose we’re all yellow and blue.”
Prakash Lee-Cunningham, 21, of Team Brunel Athletics also told us of his excitement by saying “I can’t wait for Varsity, it should be interesting to see if St. Mary’s bounce back”.
Travelling to Twickenham this year, the home of St. Mary’s, it will be slightly tougher as we look to retain the crown to make it back to back title wins, breaking the pattern from the previous three years.
But don’t forget – no Varsity is complete without the excessive day drinking and the trip to ATIK once the day is complete!
The vengeful St. Mary’s versus the reigning champions, this year’s event is one not to miss. So, get yourself a t-shirt and grab those packages, Varsity is coming…