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Leeds organise varsity day

Leeds society has helped to organise a varsity day for students from Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds where the students displayed their talents to the full.

The event featured 14 different sports, with teams from both universities competing in athletics, basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby union, rugby league, squash and tennis.

All matches took place at Leeds Met’s Headingley Campus, with the exception of the men’s rugby union game, which was played at Headingley Stadium in front of a crowd of over 3,000 students, staff and friends. Leeds Met won ten of the games, including the rugby union game, while Leeds University won four.

The event was organised by Emma Beith, Leeds Met’s athletics union president.

Beith says: “The whole day was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen that many spectators supporting so many of our teams in one place at the same time.

“Everyone involved in the event should be extremely proud of themselves, especially all the competitors who really rose to the challenge of the day.

“I’d like to thank Leeds Building Society for their support in arranging the event. It was an excellent opportunity for me to work with a Leeds based organisation and benefit from their excellent business knowledge and experience.”

Gary Brook, PR manager at Leeds, says: “It is important to us to support the communities in which we operate and great to work with two highly successful universities in Leeds. When we started this project we had no idea how successful it would be and, therefore, everyone concerned with Leeds Met and Leeds University should be congratulated on delivering a fantastic event.”


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