Varsity to be held in Aber for second successive year

Photography by Joseph Landers

Photograph by Joseph Landers

THE ANNUAL Aberystwyth University vs Bangor University sports tournament, known as Varsity is to be held in Aberystwyth for the second successive year.

Bangor are currently refurbishing their sporting facilities, which means they will not be ready in time to hold the tournament next year.

Plans are already underway to push the tournament towards the end of March or April 2014, allowing competitors to concentrate on the the events held during Varsity, rather than having the distraction of BUCS, the inter-university sporting organisation which coordinates competitions and leagues across all manners of sports, which usually ends around March.

The 2014 tournament is also looking to include society competitions in the tournament, in line with current plans to incorporate a bigger variety of sports  which the work at Bangor would not allow.

Aberystwyth won the tournament 18-14 in 2013, and will now hope to secure back-to-back successive home victories.