Varsity Sport Festival with the University of Wolverhampton and University College Birmingham

01/04/2024 by Newman Staff

Birmingham Newman University recently joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton and University College Birmingham to take part in the eagerly anticipated Varsity Sports Festival at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Campus.  


The festival saw an impressive gathering with over 250 enthusiastic students from the three universities taking part to celebrate sportsmanship and healthy competition. Birmingham Newman University took a coach of students, both participator and spectators to compete in 8 different sports. 


The event included a range of activities from women’s football to dodgeball and 3v3 basketball. Hosted in collaboration with the Students’ Unions of all participating universities, the festival promised an brilliant day of friendly rivalries and forging connections.  


James Westwood, Duty Officer for Newman Sport and Fitness said: 

“Varsity was such an amazing day for all of us here at Birmingham Newman University. This event sparked a new annual tournament between Birmingham Newman University, University of Wolverhampton and University College Birmingham. Whilst we only won at Dodgeball, we came very close to winning at Volleyball as well as Women’s football. We had a great day and all the students enjoyed an after party at Heidi’s on Broad St. 

As the festival drew to a close, the University of Wolverhampton clinched the overall victory, securing five points. Feedback from students was fantastic with many expressing they cannot wait for the sports festival next year.