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Editor’s Letter, Issue 2 – ‘Your Dad Works for my Dad’ and the Classist Underbelly of Varsity

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Dear readers, Since the rapture of Freshers is now over and we’re into the second week of teaching, I’m going to start this letter with a little pop quiz. Raise your hand if you can tell me where in the world you would find these two sentences uttered mere seconds … Read More

Opening Game Defeat for Women’s Basketball After Varsity Success

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Image Credit: [Cian Fox] Gryphons go down to battling defeat against Manchester Metropolitan University. It was a mixed week for the University of Leeds Women’s Basketball team, who claimed a historic Varsity victory last week, beating Leeds Beckett 54-50 for the first time in the club’s history. This result helped … Read More

Editor’s Letter, Issue 1 – “I’m Happy, but I Could be Happier” and Other Love Island Advice you Should Ignore

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Dear Readers, “Another year, another Varsity loss”. Those were the words with which I started my editor’s letter, which was originally written two days before the finale – such is my lack of faith in my own University. Therefore, a congratulations is in order for all the sports teams who … Read More

University of Leeds Break Varsity Duck with Maiden Victory

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Image Credit: [Robbie Cairns] Uni Find the Magic Combination to End Thirteen Years of Hurt against Beckett. After 14 years in the wilderness, and thirteen straight Beckett victories, Leeds University were finally pronounced annual Varsity champions, winning by a single point. Despite defeat in the rugby finale, the Gryphons managed … Read More

Varsity: Historic win for Futsal

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Image Credit: [University of Leeds Futsal] The University of Leeds Futsal team got off to a winning start on Sunday, with Varsity victory over Leeds Beckett. Leeds defeated a well-drilled Beckett outfit 8-5, with goals from James Storey, Miguel Vilches and Ritwick Dutta. The result marks the club’s first ever … Read More


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Image Credit [Leeds University Men’s Cricket Club] Ahead of the forthcoming year, The Gryphon meets Leeds University Mens’ Cricket Captain, Ally Sadler, to get his thoughts on the year ahead. Obviously last season was a memorable one for the club; winning indoor varsity, outdoor varsity and becoming indoor national champions. … Read More

Tension mounts for Varsity 2018

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Image Credit [Leeds Varsity] Despite the university year just starting, the University of Leeds sports teams’ preparation are well under way, training hard for their biggest sports extravaganza of the year: Varsity 2018. Occurring on October 2nd and 3rd, it will see a continuation of the University of Leeds and … Read More

Uni ready for Beckett ahead of Varsity clash

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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

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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