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TeesWear Varsity is the annual sporting event that sees University of Sunderland sports teams take on those from Teesside University. The one day event started in the year 2000 and saw students from across 20 teams play each other in their chosen sport.
Thought up by Sports and Recreation Officer Nick Gore, the idea was to create a regular competition over one day between the University of Sunderland and local University, Teesside to build up support for the Sunderland teams and pull the competing teams together to support one another.
Sunderland have fought hard over the years against their local rivals to bring home the coveted Varsity Trophy with the score currently standing at 11-5 to Teesside.
The scale of the event has continued to grow each year and now has over 1000 students participating in 80 teams across 30 different sports.
Teesside will host the next TeesWear Varsity on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Don’t forget you’ll be able to follow all the action as it happens on SportsByte.