Tag : varsity

Uni ready for Beckett ahead of Varsity clash

12 months ago / 0 comments

With Varsity next week, The Gryphon Sport had the chance to speak with Jonny House, captain of the men’s rugby union team, about the upcoming Varsity game.   It was a great result for you last year winning the Varsity finale. How have the pre-season preparations been going? Preparations have … Read More

Pitch Invader: Mum’s the word at this year’s Varsity

2 years ago / 0 comments

While there may not have been any streakers at Varsity this year, one player’s mum certainly gave it a good shot. Our photographer caught the moment the mum was escorted from the grounds by security after she removed her top and attempted to run onto the pitch. Although it has … Read More

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused at Varsity match

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s Varsity finale at Carnegie Stadium left the venue with thousands of pounds worth of damage, with some of the pitch invaders being roped in to help with the clean up operation. University Police Liaison Officer, PC Matt Guy, reported to The Gryphon that this year 70 seats were … Read More

“Varsity could be cancelled” following rowdy behaviour

2 years ago / 0 comments

A University official has warned that the future of Varsity could be in danger following disorderly behaviour at the men’s rugby final last Wednesday. Headingley Stadium has handed out a string of £1,000 fines to students who ran on to the pitch on the night of the game. Police are … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Varsity class war

2 years ago / 0 comments

With a longstanding rivalry dividing the supporters of each University, Carnegie stadium was charged as over 15,000 students filled the seats. The finale to varsity and a hotly anticipated event, a few chants were thrown around in the lead up to the game as opposing sides presented entertainment to work … Read More

Beckett Badminton Celebrate twelfth success

2 years ago / 0 comments

Although they might have lost the rugby finale, Leeds Beckett kept hold of their unbeaten Varsity record, winning the competition for the twelfth year in succession. They didn’t have it all their own way, as the University of Leeds’ teams ensured it was the closest Leeds Varsity ever, falling just … Read More

Leeds Uni Men’s Volleyball lack the power to see off Beckett

2 years ago / 0 comments

Playing in the top tier of the Northern BUCS Men’s Volleyball league, Leeds University would surely have gone into the game as slight favourites over Leeds Beckett. With this being a Varsity match however, the formbook counted for very little, and there was an intriguing subplot to the game with … Read More

Six key moments in the Leeds Uni win over Beckett

2 years ago / 0 comments

Will Byron’s fantastic interception With Leeds 3-0 down in the opening stages of the first half and firmly on the back foot, Beckett come very close to the opening try but are denied by a fantastic interception. It seemed like an early try might open the floodgates for a dominant … Read More

Plenty of Positives Despite Uni Defeat

3 years ago / 0 comments

Uni fought valiantly but ultimately came up short against a strong Leeds Beckett side at their Headingley Campus on Wednesday afternoon, in a well-contested rugby union. It is fair to say that the previous results in this event at Varsity have not made for pleasant reading for The Gryphons, although … Read More

Gryphons batter Beckett in badminton showdown

3 years ago / 0 comments

The women’s badminton team were able to defend last year’s Varsity victory, winning the contest 6-2 and in doing so, displayed great promise for the rest of the season. The University side were initially met with stiff competition from their arch-rivals, but as the day progressed the side proved to … Read More