Varsity Comes to Swansea

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Students from Swansea and Cardiff Universities will be returning to Swansea on Wednesday (22 April) for the annual battle for the 2015 Welsh Varsity Shield.

Currently in its 19th year, the Welsh Varsity clash is the biggest student event in Wales, and the second largest varsity games in Britain behind Oxford v Cambridge.

Swansea and Cardiff university students will compete in 35 different sports, including: basketball, rowing, golf, hockey and swimming, fencing, squash, and Ultimate Frisbee.

The competition culminates in a showpiece rugby match which will be held for the first time in the Liberty Stadium, with an expected crowd close to its capacity, kick-off 7pm.

The events held over five days, starting with the boat race, take place over 20 venues with 500 competitors from each university with 430 volunteers assisting.

Supporters and competitors from Cardiff and Swansea will be travelling in 213 buses to the Liberty Stadium. Over 8,000 green t-shirts have been printed and 15,000 foam fingers produced for the Green and White Army!

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