Congratulations, Kings! Varsity Champions 2022

Watch all the action back below. With huge thanks to Film and TV Society for producing and broadcasting, and to RareFM for commentating.

Medics Hockey (Women's & Men's) - Varsity 2022

Hockey (Women's & Men's) - Varsity 2022

Netball - Varsity 2022

Basketball (Women's & Men's) - Varsity 2022

Rugby (Women's & Men's) - Varsity 2022

Medics Netball - Varsity 2022

Football (Women's & Men's) - Varsity 2022

Fixtures & Results

Where to support TeamUCL

dateFixtureUCLKCL
Thursday 17 MarchAthletics-🦁
Rugby (Men's)💜-
Rugby (Women's)-🦁
Swimming-🦁
Ultimate Frisbee💜-
Friday 18 MarchMedics Hockey (Men's)-🦁
Medics Hockey (Women's)-🦁
Pole Fitness-🦁
Table Tennis💜-
Tennis💜-
Saturday 19 MarchRowing💜-
Hockey (Men's)💜-
Hockey (Women's)-🦁
Lacrosse (Men's)-🦁
Lacrosse (Women's)-🦁
Taekwondo💜-
Sunday 20 MarchBadminton-🦁
Netball, 📺💜-
Medics Netball, 📺-🦁
Basketball (Men's) 📺-🦁
Basketball (Women's) 📺💜-
Medics Football (Women's)-🦁
Medics Football (Men's)-🦁
Weightlifting and Powerlifting💜-
Monday 21 MarchFencing (Women's)💜-
Fencing (Men's)💜-
Football (Women's) 📺-🦁
Football (Men's) 📺💜-
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(Winner)
📺 = live broadcast

Varsity is the sweet spot of fighting for a win, as well as showing everyone what the 1st team can do. Being able to support our girls is often the highlight of the year!

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL, OLIVIA LLOYD-WILLIAMS (PRESIDENT)

The UCL-KCL rivalry began nearly 200 hundred years ago when King’s College London, an Anglican college was founded - a stark contrast to UCL’s secular mantra.

The rivalry gradually moved away from religion and became more a rivalry of class, with KCL being deemed the more ‘traditional’ and elitist institution, with UCL the liberal and more progressive institution. Rag Weeks became the forum for the students to express their dislike for one another.

This melee took place during the 1934 Rag Week between UCL and KCL medics and engineers on King’s Strand campus

Soon the rivalry moved onto the field of play - the grassy pitches of Shenley and Regents park became the place where old scores could be settled.

Despite the sporting nature of our rivalry, over the years, both Kings and UCL students have kidnapped each other's mascots, holding them to ransom.

In 1989, students from Kings stole Jeremy Bentham's head and played football with it (cue a formal complaint from UCL and threats of expulsions and fines).

Mutual rivalries inevitably lead to a sense of camaraderie among peers and varsity is now a far more sporting affair.

This is a derby, and TeamUCL wears the badge with pride. Will we lift the trophy again?

With a two-year win streak under our belts, UCL Tennis is looking to continue to dominate varsity. On 18th March, Kings and UCL will face off at Lee Valley, with five matches on the line to determine the victor

Tennis, Jodie Lawrence-Taylor (Women’s First Team Captain)

Our weightlifters and powerlifters have been training for this for the past 2 years. KCL has been on our radar every training session. We can't wait to compete and see who is the strongest university in London

Weightlifting and Powerlifting (Thomas Adler, Barbell President)

Mascot

In 2019 we ran a consultation on whether to keep Phineas as our mascot. You can read the background on why the consultation took place here.

After the consultation, and hearing the views of hundreds of students, elected officers voted to remove Phineas as our official mascot.

We're now on the search for a new mascot!

Who, or what, should represent UCL students during sporting competitions? Leave your ideas here, and we'll share further information in term three.

Varsity is the pinnacle of our season and there is nothing sweeter than beating your local rivals in front of spectators. It will be a joy to have fans back for this marvellous event, and they are sure to be in excellent voice cheering on the UC boys. Varsity means more than just one game; it is the day we look forward to as a club right from the start of the academic year. The day cannot come quickly enough. C'MON UC!!!!

Men’s Football, Jevan Cousins (First Team Captain)