London Met to host 24 hours of sport

The North London Varsity 2017 will see London Met compete with SOAS in 24 events

Date: 17 February 2017

Sporty students are gearing up for London Met’s first ever Varsity, when the University will host rival sports teams from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

The sporting bonanza will take place over 24 hours between 21 and 22 February, in which teams from both universities will compete in 24 separate activities.

The matches will take place across London Met's Holloway campus, including its Olympic-standard basketball court, and other local sports venues.

Sports that will take place include football, women's football, rugby, women's rugby, squash, mixed volleyball, mixed badminton, cricket, basketball, chess, darts and much more.

Danny Baker, Sports and Activities Development Co-ordinator at London Met's Students' Union, said: “The Varsity is a unique opportunity to showcase to all students, staff and the public how sport impacts on the lives of all associated with London Met. We are very proud of our sporting past and incredibly excited about the future of sport at the University. The Varsity will show everyone that we are "one community" and that when we stick together, London Met can achieve anything. I cant wait to get started!"

The competition is open to all students and staff who are eligible for any of the sports activities. The event is completely free and all participants will receive a free Varsity t-shirt, sponsored by One Campus, One Community, as part of our #OneCommunity campaign.

Spectators are also encouraged to come along and roar on London Met.

Further information about the Varsity can be found on the London MetSU website.