The Welsh Varsity will return to Swansea next year with the university sporting showpiece taking place on Wednesday, April 29.

A Swansea rugby player getting tackled by a Cardiff player as he scores a try.

The Welsh Varsity will return to Swansea next year with the university sporting showpiece taking place on Wednesday, April 29.

Varsity is a festival of sport and sees students from Swansea University and Cardiff University battle it out in over 30 sports including both the men’s and women’s rugby matches.

Next year’s event will also see Swansea host Varsity in the same year that the University celebrates its centenary year.

Varsity has been an ever-present on the sporting calendar for both Swansea University and Cardiff University since it began in 1997 and has gone from strength to strength each year.

Following a successful day in Cardiff in 2019, Varsity will return to Swansea in 2020 with Cardiff the current holders of both the Varsity Shield and Varsity Cup.

Ticket details will be announced in due course. 

Ffion Davies, Sports Officer at Swansea University Students’ Union, said: “We’re very excited to have the biggest sporting day of the student calendar back in Swansea, for our centenary year.

Whether competing or supporting, I can’t wait to see everyone unite as one to celebrate everything sport has to offer, here in Swansea.”

Jude Pickett, VP Sports and Athletic Union President at Cardiff University, said:

“I am very excited to be involved in the biggest and best Welsh Varsity to date. Preparations are already underway for this amazing event that enables clubs to showcase their talent on and off the pitch.

“I am thrilled to support Team Cardiff and to hopefully watch them bring the cup and shield back home to Cardiff once again. This is the one event in the student calendar you don’t want to miss.”

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