Varsity Report by Brogan Jones
On Wednesday 22nd April 2015 the four Leicester city colleges, QE, Regent, Gateway and Leicester College, met at the University of Leicester Sports Centre to take part in the annual inter-college sports competition known as Varsity. In its third consecutive year, the event comprised of a total of seven competitive sports, and several exhibition sports for all to try. More than 250 college students took part, and support from Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport, as well as the School Sports Partnership and Leicester City Council Sports Development, ensured a buzzing atmosphere.
The day started with opening ceremony performances from Studio 79, who work in partnership with Regent College to deliver an extended diploma in dance. Their performance was faultless, highlighting how much hard work the Studio 79 had put into the routine, and the natural talent of the dancers involved.
Throughout the day students could try their luck at cardio tennis, netball, and the most anticipated game of zorb bubble football, which was without question the biggest hit!
In the competitions, Regent put up some excellent displays. In the rugby 7s competition the only encounter was between Leicester College and Regent College. The Regent students put on emphatic performance, but Leicester College came out victorious in a tight scoring match. In volleyball, a relatively new sport to Regent College, our students outperformed their competitors to clinch the Volleyball Champions title.
The cricket event saw a Gateway v Regent final, and this time Regent were determined to beat their rivals. The Regent College cricket team have spent endless amount of time practicing outside of college hours, and credit goes out the cricket team Coach, Zuber Mohtat, for his hard work all season. Regent College put on a fantastic display to beat Gateway College and be crowned Cricket Varsity Champions!
Even more success was had on the basketball court, where the Regent College men’s basketball team came out triumphant against Leicester College in a strategically played final that resulted in extra time. Colleges were awarded points for a first, second or third place event finish, but as the day came to a close, no one was sure who would clinch the Varsity trophy. After a last-minute count of all scores, the Varsity Championship was deservedly awarded to Regent College for the first time in three years!
A huge congratulations goes out to all the students who took part in the event; for their hard work throughout the year participating in the sporting activities put on by the College Sport Maker, Brogan Jones, and for the way they represented Regent College throughout the day. A thoroughly enjoyable day was topped off with bringing back a few more sporting trophies for the Regent College trophy cabinet.