#akumafamily | University of York

17th August 2017

The University of York is a collegiate plate glass research university located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects.

The York’s University teams play in black and gold colours. York is a member of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and has 65 teams participating.

As well as BUCS every summer term the university take part in the Roses Tournament, a sports competition against Lancaster University, which is the largest inter-university tournament in Europe. The venue of the event alternates each year between York and Lancaster, and involves numerous sports clubs, including the conventional (football, hockey) and the more unusual (YUCC, ultimate frisbee).

66 different University sport clubs on offer at the York Sport Union, All our clubs are student-led which means they are run for the students, by the students.

Throughout the year, all nine colleges compete in a range of sports, with the standard improving year on year as more people embrace the fantastic opportunities presented by college sport. Currently there are twenty-one leagues, with weekly fixtures. We also hold tournaments throughout the year as an opportunity to gain more college sport points and have fun with your team. In addition, the annual College Varsity tournament against Durham University is not only a great opportunity to compete against a different collegiate system, but also allows teams to showcase their abilities, and the strength of our college sport system, whilst defending York’s title of College Varsity 2016 champions.

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