Flash hopes for big things at Varsity

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Swansea University’s Athletic Union president Dan Ryan-Lowes wants everyone to get behind the ‘Green and White Army’ on May 2.

Ryan-Lowes, more commonly known as ‘Flash’, is targeting a win over Cardiff and to get more people involved in sport.

“The target for Varsity is to simply beat Cardiff,” he said.

“The target is for everyone to get behind the ‘Green and Whites’ and celebrate our success.”

Ryan-Lowes is proud of the Swansea teams from this year, whose successes he has celebrated.

“Our teams throughout the Bucs season and individual competitions have seen us beat Cardiff on many occasions and quite often we have been the clear winners,” he added.

“If you’re a player, there is nothing better than seeing a crowd of Swansea students singing and cheering you on.”

This season, there have been occasions where higher crowd numbers have been evident, such as the Intramural Ents cup final and certain men’s rugby 1sts’ matches.

Ryan-Lowes also has a lot of respect for the coaches and backroom staff involved in preparing the teams for Varsity.

“It is important not to forget the hard work that goes on behind the scenes from all that are involved,” said the out-going president.

“Preparation for Varsity can take weeks, even months and everybody should be congratulated for their hard work.”

Ryan-Lowes believes student’s motives for Varsity should be positive, not negative towards Cardiff.

“Varsity is not about how much you ‘hate’ Cardiff, it’s about how much you love Swansea and the student life in Swansea,” he said.

“Varsity is not a one-day event, it is a tradition. Make history for you and your club and above all, please enjoy it.”

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