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Road to Varsity Women’s Hockey

The 2019 Varsity series is here! The spectacular sporting showcase gets underway with Hockey on Thursday 31 January. As NTU look to win back the crown, we preview the opening fixtures of the series.

NTU Female hockey player running with the ball
Women's Hockey in action.

Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham once again go head to head in a series of spectacular sporting events, battling it out to be crowned Notts Varsity champions 2019. The classic tale of local rivalry dating all the way back to Varsity football in 2001, begins with Men’s and Women’s Hockey on Thursday 31 January.

The atmosphere, tension and excitement that Varsity brings all starts now. Ahead of the opening fixture, we preview everything you need to know about the Women’s match.


NTU go in to the match sitting top of the BUCS North B with 19 points.  Six wins from seven games has the pinks in pole position for the league title going in to the final part of the season.

UON come in to the Varsity fixture towards the top of the table in Prem A. The team will go head to head against Loughborough next week in a bid for the league title.

When the two Varsity foes faced each other earlier in the season it finished in a 0-0 stalemate with neither side being able to put scores on the board.

Varsity 2018

When the two sides faced off last year, UON came out on top with a commanding 6-0 victory over NTU.

NTU Female hockey player running alone with the ball
NTU facing off against UON last year.

What the coaches say

Asked how he is feeling about Thursday’s Varsity fixture NTU Women’s head coach Mark Wadlesy said: “The girls are looking forward to the game and the occasion. Both teams will play attacking hockey and so there will be lots of goals and individual moments of skill on show”.

With the important play-offs fast approaching, Thursday’s match is the perfect warm up opportunity for NTU.
Mark added “It's a good opportunity for us to play premiere A opposition before we prepare for the play-offs later in the season. We look forward to the challenge of playing a top team”.

The key details

When – Thursday 31st January
Where – Beeston Hockey Water Based Pitch is the confirmed pitch
Ladies Match – 6:00 PM
Men’s Match - 8:00 PM
Payment - £3 on the door.
Trophy presentation – Will take place on the pitch.

Once the dust settles on the opening fixture of the series the next event for you to look forward to is Super Wednesday which takes place on the 20 March.

With the 2019 series set to be bigger and better than ever before you don’t want to miss a moment, and we will be there throughout to giving you the latest news, scores and more. Follow NTU Sport on Twitter and NTU Sport on Instagram to keep up to date with everything Varsity 2019.

Published on 29 January 2019
  • Category: Sport