25 April 2018 / Team News

Nick Hill selected for Welsh Varsity Match

Aberavon Quins RFC are proud to sponsor the kit for player Nick Hill who has been selected for the Swansea University Squad vs Cardiff University Varsity Match on 25/04/2018 in what is deemed probably as the second biggest Varsity Game next to Oxford vs Cambridge.

Nick who originally hails from Kent and has been playing rugby at Aberavon Harlequins whilst at Swansea University is pictured receiving his Varsity Jersey on Monday 23/04/2018.

Now in its 22nd year, the tournament sees Swansea University sports teams go head-to-head with Cardiff University students in the biggest student event in Wales and the largest student multi-sport event in the UK.

‌The Welsh Varsity is a week-long festival of sport, running from 18 - 25 April. Throughout the week, students will compete in over 40 different sports for the Varsity Shield, including Ultimate Frisbee, swimming, golf, fencing, squash, boxing, basketball, and hockey.

The majority of the Welsh Varsity games take place at Swansea University’s International Sports Village in Sketty Lane on Wednesday 25 April, culminating with the men’s rugby match at the Liberty Stadium at 7pm.

Swansea will be looking to retain the Varsity Shield for another year, having taken it home for the first time in the competition’s history in 2017 whilst Cardiff University’s men’s rugby team will be looking to repeat last year’s performance in the Principality Stadium, and take home the Welsh Varsity Cup. 

Gwyn Aled Rennolf, Sports Officer at Swansea University Students' Union, said: "We're really excited to be the home team for the Welsh Varsity tournament this year. Our fans always get behind the players but there's something extra special about playing in front of a home crowd. Our players have been training really hard and we're certain we'll be keeping the Shield in Swansea”.

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