March 19, 2019, by llyad10

#NottsVarsity 2019 | Super Wednesday Preview

The 2019 Varsity series has arrived! The showcase spectacle commences  tomorrow as the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University battle it out across a range of different sports as UoN look to retain their Varsity crown. This years series kicks off with NTU Varsity Super Wednesday which will see students compete across trampolining, archery, dodgeball, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, horseball, athletics and golf. The tension, suspense and exhilaration that Varsity brings in abundance starts right now!

As University of Nottingham look to hit the ground running in the 2019 Varsity Series, UoN Sport spoke to representatives of Ultimate Frisbee, Wheelchair Basketball and Horseball to get an insight into their season so far and their thoughts on NTU Super Wednesday 2019.


Firstly, we spoke to Charlie Ferris, a third year history and politics student, and more importantly an Ultimate Frisbee veteran.

“Our season probably hasn’t gone as well as we wanted it to but we are in good form at the moment, we had a weekend warm up tournament a few weeks ago, we won all but 1 game in the warm up tournament and the only game we lost was to Loughborough who narrowly finished above us in the league. But we played well in that game and NTU are in the league below us so we are pretty confident heading into this year’s varsity fixture”

It is positive to see some confidence going into the opening of the Varsity Fixture, which is the pinnacle of the University sporting calendar. Charlie outline that it would mean a lot to him and the club to win this year’s fixture “It’s a very entertaining, most people don’t know what the sport is about and don’t realise how athletic a lot of the guys are. It’s a nice time for the club to get together, it’s a nice day out so come down and support!”


Next up was Wheelchair Basketball. UoN Sport spoke to 2ndyear Chemical Engineering student Felix Nicklin to get his thoughts on tomorrow’s Varsity fixture.

“We played in the University Wheelchair Basketball Championships last week at the David Ross Sports Village, where we did well enough to qualify, but unfortunately lost all of our games there. However, the teams we played where of a much higher standard than us, we have played NTU a couple of times this year and have beaten them so it’s looking positive going into Varsity, I’m feeling confident.”

When asked why students should come down to support Felix kept it very simple.

“It’s always good to get a win against NTU, it’s always a good feeling. It’s a fast paced sport, there will be lots of points scored and what’s better to watch than points scored.”


Last but not least, UoN Sport spoke Caroline McKee Wood, the president of Equestrian. Caroline shared her thoughts on the 2019 Horseball fixture.

“The first team won their division at the open championships in October so we are all feeling really good for our Varsity fixture this year. We won against NTU last year so we are hoping to carry that on this year. “

Last year was the first time in the history of Super Wednesday that UoN have won the Horseball fixture. Caroline hopes to continue that streak and is encouraging everyone to come down and support.

“It’s something different, it’s a mixture of basketball and rugby…on horses. It’s really aggressive and very entertaining to watch, plus who doesn’t love horses!”


However, thats not all!

Trampolining: UoN look to make it 5 successive Varsity series wins on the bounce

Athletics: UoN came out victorious in last years series with an impressive 24-12 triumph

Archery: The green and gold of UoN claimed victory with a 2-1 win in last year’s Varsity fixture so look to take that into this year’s series

Volleyball: In last year’s fixture UoN men and women comfortably won the fixture 3-0 so will be confident heading into this year’s Varsity series.

Golf: Having won last year’s Varsity Golf 9.5-5.5 UoN will be hoping to make it back to back Varsity wins.

Tennis: Off the back of a historic BUCS Championship victory against an unbeaten Durham side a couple of weeks ago, UoN head into Varsity in impressive form and look to build on last year’s 11-5 Varsity Victory.

Dodgeball: UoN will be quietly confident heading into this year’s Varsity Series. When the two sides faced off last year it was UoN that came out on top as they retained their Varsity title with a final score of 3-0.

There you have it, all UoN times are ready to go and feeling confident for what is sure to be a very entertaining day of sport across all sports.

The event is free to watch and will be hosted across a number of venues, for detailed information on venues and transport see the link here:

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