The University of Gloucestershire will hold the finale of their annual Varsity series against The University of Worcester at Kingsholm Stadium on Wednesday 28th April 2010 from 6pm.
The two Universities will battle it out head to head for sporting glory over two day Wednesday 21st (Cheltenham Town) and 28th of April (Kingsholm), in nine different sports and thirteen fixtures, to be crowned Varsity champion's 2010.
Current Varsity holders Gloucestershire will be looking for a repeat of their 8.5 to 2.5 victory over Worcester last year and with both Universities enjoying a fabulous domestic sporting season it's shaping up for a thrilling encounter.
University of Gloucestershire Students' Union Sports Officer, Gary Mclean is excited about what promises to be the biggest Varsity series ever:
"This annual event has been taking place for 4-5 years now but this year we are stepping it up and putting on a huge event.
"Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Town have been fantastic in helping us to secure their venues to host four of the fixtures and to have two stadiums like this for our teams to play in is brilliant."
"The standard of the fixtures to be played will be very high and we hope that the local community will come out and support our teams representing the county."
University of Worcester Students' Union Vice President, Andy Elleray says the hard work put in by both Universities on and off the pitch this year should make for a thrilling season finale:
"This year is shaping up to be the most spectacular showcase of our Sport's teams in recent memory as both Students' Union's have been working hard since last Summer to organise this event.
"The matches are going to be very close across the board with both institutions performing well this academic year so the overall winner will definitely be a worthy champion. "
Both the Men's and Women's football will take place at the Abbey Business Stadium on April 28th with the first kick off at 12:30pm.
And the Varsity series finishes under floodlights at Kingsholm for the Men's and Women's Rugby Union matches kick off from 6:00pm for Women's and 7.45pm for the men.
Tickets for the finale at Kingsholm will cost £5 for Adults and £1 for Juniors, Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders will receive an additional discount when booking direct with the ticket office.
Book tickets online by clicking here or by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781 option 2
Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.