The Stan Calvert Cup, formally known as the Stan Calvert Memorial Cup, sometimes referred to as the Stan Calvert sports day, is an annual contest that takes place in Newcastle upon Tyne between Newcastle and Northumbria universities formerly in December and February, now in March.
It is named for Stan Calvert, a man from nearby Alnwick, who became involved with sport at the University of Newcastle in the early 1960s and was the university's first Director of Sport from 1981.
The competition does not take place in a single sporting event but rather over 1200 competitors in more than 70 teams compete against each other in 26 different sports, the winning university is determined by whose team won the most events. The competition has taken place every year since its formation in 1994.
Since 1994 Newcastle has won the cup 13 times and Northumbria has won 6 times. There have also been 2 draws. In 2013 Team Newcastle ensured the Stan Calvert Memorial Trophy was retained for an unprecedented 6th consecutive year. The current rules that determine the nature of the competition were signed by both universities in 2009. For the first time in seven years, Northumbria University reclaimed the trophy from Newcastle University and are the current holders of the cup.