Swansea University unveils Varsity sponsor

ST. Modwen, the company developing Swansea University’s multi-million pound Bay Campus, has agreed to sponsor this year’s Varsity.

The Welsh Varsity Challenge is the biggest student event in Wales and the second largest varsity games in Britain behind Oxford v Cambridge.

Swansea and Cardiff universities compete in more than 20 sports from basketball, rowing, golf, hockey and swimming, to fencing, squash, and Ultimate Frisbee. The competition culminates in a showpiece rugby match in front of a crowd of thousands at the Millennium Stadium.

varsity sponsorSt. Modwen will be Swansea University’s main corporate sponsor this year and the company name will appear on the rugby team’s jerseys.

Pictured from left are Professor Richard B Davies, Swansea rugby captain Elliott Jones, and Rupert Joseland of St. Modwen

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B. Davies, said: “Varsity is one of the most exciting events in our university calendar; a wonderful part of the student experience on offer at Swansea. Every year, many students take part in this unique event, and many more travel to lend vocal support to the individuals and teams competing.

“St. Modwen are our key partners in delivering our new Bay Campus, which will further enhance student experience by providing a first-class space for teaching and learning. It is great news that they are now our partners in Varsity too and we look forward to further success on and off the pitch.”

Rupert Joseland, St. Modwen’s Regional Director (Wales), said: “St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is Swansea University’s partner developer of the new £450 million Bay Campus and we are delighted to further support the University and its 15,000 students, as its official sponsor of the Welsh Varsity Cymru 2014.”