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Photos by Joe Caine & Adam Barnes This year’s Varsity saw Bangor University’s Hockey Club field four teams to face rivals Aberystwyth – Men’s 1sts, Women’s 1sts, Men’s 2nds and Women’s 2nds. Each team was looking for another successful Varsity after last year’s saw them defeating Aber in every match except for Men’s 2nds (who lost a closely fought battle 5-4 on penalties). Men’s Hockey 2nd team had an early start to Varsity as they took on Aber on the Synthetic Pitches of Ffridd Site in the first event of the day. The team put up a very decent and…

Photos by LJ Taylor An inspired second half performance capped off an unbeaten season for Bangor University Women’s Football as they destroyed Aberystwyth 5-0. When the whistle was blown for the end of the first half, the mood was a little dejected around the Bangor University Stadium. Despite some good attacking play, and a large share of the possession, Bangor’s Women hadn’t managed to make it count and get themselves on the scoresheet. Ten minutes into the second half and striker, Ellie Alderson, gave the home side the lead. Less than four minutes later some great play down the wing…

Bangor University Rugby League had a week to remember capping off a fine season with a brilliant win against fierce rivals Aberystwyth University Rugby League before raising over £500 at a charity event. The varsity match started in controversy as Treborth playing fields were deemed unplayable by the match referee upon inspection. However thanks to Menai Bridge RFC we were able to play at an alternate venue. After a hard battle with both sides having periods of dominance, Aberystwyth could not handle the link up play between Bangor’s forwards and backs which has been a big focus on development for…

Photos by Joe Heaford & Jez Harvey Last year saw a hard fought victory for Bangor University’s Athletic club as they managed to see off Aberystwyth with an overall score of 138-115. Athletics was one of the first events to kick off this year, once again taking place on and around the Athletics track on Treborth, and Bangor’s athletes knew they had a hard task ahead of them to turn all of their events into that vital point on the Varsity scoreboard. Despite the long day ahead of them, spirits were high in the team as they all cheered each…

 Photos by Pippa Beston Bangor University Women’s Rugby team boosted their confidence with a brilliant 32 – 0 victory over travelling opposition Aberystwyth in this year’s Varsity match. Following a 25 – 19 defeat last year ,Bangor were looking for revenge as the visitors headed into the game ready for battle. Aberystwyth started promisingly as they dominated in attack, however a strong defence was paying off for Bangor. Unfortunately just minutes into the game Aberystwyth were struck with injury- resulting in the game being paused for almost an hour with paramedics called to the scene. After the restart Bangor capitalised…

Varsity 2016 was certainly a day we will never forget, as Bangor battled it out at home against Welsh rivals Aberystwyth in numerous sport to take home the coveted Varsity cup. The day was full of all types of sports, both familiar and perhaps unfamiliar to spectators, so there was definitely something for everyone to get involved with and watch. Sports played on the day included badminton, where both of the Bangor men’s teams won 8-0. The badminton women however lost 3-5 despite putting up a decent fight in a very close encounter. Basketball followed, in which the Bangor men…