Stan Calvert Cup

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Stan Calvert Cup
Date(s) March
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK
Inaugurated 1994 (1994)
Participants Newcastle University
Northumbria University
Northumbria University (current holder)

The Stan Calvert Cup, formally known as the Stan Calvert Memorial Cup, is an annual varsity contest that takes place in Newcastle upon Tyne between the universities of Newcastle and Northumbria formerly in December and February, now in March.

The competition[edit]

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. The current rules that determine the nature of the competition were signed by both universities in 2009.

Previous winners[edit]

Since 1994, Newcastle University has won the cup 13 times and Northumbria has won 8 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. For the first time in seven years, Northumbria University reclaimed the trophy from Newcastle University and are the current holders of the cup after a heroic effort to retain the cup for the first time in their history, winning by their biggest margin ever in the process,[1] before repeating the feat for a third time in 2016.[2][3]

Year Winner
2016 Northumbria
2015 Northumbria
2014 Northumbria
2013 Newcastle
2012 Newcastle
2011 Newcastle[4]
2010 Newcastle[5]
2009 Newcastle[6]
2008 Newcastle
2007 Northumbria
2006 Newcastle
2005 Northumbria
2004 Newcastle
2003 Draw
2002 Newcastle
2001 Newcastle
2000 Northumbria
1999 Draw
1998 Newcastle
1997 Newcastle
1996 Northumbria
1995 Newcastle
1994 Northumbria


  1. ^ "Newcastle's Stan Calvert supremacy smashed". The Courier. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stan Calvert | Team Northumbria | NU Sport Central". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Hat-trick Of Stan Calvert Wins Tastes Sweet | News | NU Sport Central". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Magnificent Record-breaking victory". Newcastle University. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Magnificent Treble for Team Newcastle". Newcastle University. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Newsflash: Newcastle retain Stan Calvert Cup". Newcastle University. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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