Varsity is the biggest sporting event in the calendar at Coventry University. Each year is jam packed with over 30 different sports teams competing across the city for Team Coventry, battling against our local neighbours and sporting rivals, Warwick University.

If you decide to get involved with one of our many fantastic sports teams when you arrive at Coventry University, there is a potential that you will get an opportunity to compete in a future Varsity. Or if you prefer being a spectator, there are plenty of chances to enjoy all the action and cheer on Team Coventry from the sidelines.

Varsity is held every year at Coventry University and it’s hard to miss! The campus is a buzz with excitement and everyone is talking about the latest sporting drama.


  • The men’s rugby union match is the grand finale of the entire Varsity event and the game is held at the Ricoh Arena, home to the Wasps RFC and Coventry City FC
  • The ice hockey is held at the stadium that’s home to the Coventry Blaze in the British Elite Ice Hockey League
  • Many of the events are also free for spectators!

Varsity is for everyone and it's more than just sports; it’s about the whole University; the supporters and the players coming together as one team.

Full List Varsity Sports
Athletics Pool Taekwondo Snooker
Cricket Football Equestrian Badminton
Volleyball Rugby League Rugby Union Ice Hockey
Squash Snowsports Table Tennis Netball
Swimming Kartin Basketball Golf
Tennis Fencing Ultimate Frisbee Futsal
Hockey Lacrosse
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