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Imperial College named 2015 Varsity champions

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Alice Liberman, Captain of the Imperial College Women's Rugby 1st team, collects the Varsity trophy

Alice Liberman, Captain of the Imperial College Women's Rugby 1st team, collects the Varsity trophy

Imperial College claimed victory against the Medics last night, as the annual Varsity tournament came to a close.

It was fantastic to see the exceptional levels of energy, enthusiasm, and talent that from students from both sides brought to Varsity this year

– Tom Wheeler

President, Imperial College Union

After an exciting day of competitive sport, the Imperial College and Imperial Medicals Women’s rugby teams battled it out in the final Varsity showdown at Twickenham Stoop.

Despite a valiant performance from the Medics, Imperial College came out top – claiming victory with a final score of 15 – 12.

The win was the icing on the cake for Imperial College, who were also crowned overall Varsity champions – winning the majority of the 28 matches played over the course of the tournament.

Lacrosse match at varsity

Imperial Medical's defeated Imperial College at Lacrosse, with a final score of 6-7

Teams competed across 11 different sports - earlier in the day Harlington played host to men and women’s hockey, while the teams competed in netball, football, rugby, basketball, tennis, squash, lacrosse and badminton at Heston, and Ethos Sports Centre was the setting for waterpolo.

Last week, the Copper Box Arena at London's Olympic Park hosted the Men's Basketball, where Imperial College emerged victorious after a nail-biting game.

Exceptional energy

    Basketball Women's

    Imperial College emerged triumphant in women's basketball

    Tom Wheeler, Imperial College Union President, said: “It was fantastic to see the exceptional levels of energy, enthusiasm, and talent that from students from both sides brought to Varsity this year. Last night’s rugby match was a fitting end to the day, and I was delighted to see women’s rugby in the spotlight for this year’s showcase event. Congratulations to everyone who took part!”

    Neil Mosley, Head of Sport Imperial, said: “13 years since it began, Varsity continues to be the most anticipated sporting event in the Imperial Calendar – and for good reason. This year has seen exceptional performances across a diverse range of sports – a testament to the dedication and competitive spirit of both teams”

    Hightlights from the day

     




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