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
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