Varsity to clash with Hull City match

And an even better dogpile. With one confused onlooker. Photo: Jessica Barker

Photo: Jessica Barker

The annual Varsity Humber Games has been moved to April ‘to make it easier for students to access’ but will instead clash with a home Hull City match.

Last year, Varsity was held on 15th February and varsities in the past have usually taken place around the same time. But for this year’s Varsity held at Hull, they have decided to move it to the 16th April.

This means that unlike previous years, Varsity will be held on a Saturday. It will now clash with a home Hull City match against Wolves instead.

With that game taking place towards the end of the season and both sides will be hoping to be chasing promotion at the time, a big crowd will be expected. And with Hull’s home ground just under three miles away from the University of Hull’s campus and next door to the city’s train station, there is likely to be lots of disruption.

Explaining the move, Hull SU’s Vice President for Athletics Gurmok Sanghera said: “We have changed it from February because it is such a short month and wanted to put it on a Saturday to make it easier for students to access.

In last year’s varsity at Lincoln, the home side came up just short. You can relive the day here.