White Rose Varsity Tournament

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Taking its name from the 15th century Wars of the Roses where York were represented by the white rose the White Rose Varsity Tournament is a sports competition between the two York-based universities in the UK; University of York and York St John University. Started in 2005 by AU-president Stuart Leslie of the University of York and his counterpart from the then York St John College, it is hoped to be continued as an annual event.


Set on the Wednesday immediately after BUCS scheduled matches stop (around mid-February), it was intended to be timed well before any exams meaning the most players could take part.

York university also use it as a warm up for their other varsity; the Roses Tournament.

Current list of sports[edit]

The teams that took part in the 2005 tournament:

  • Men's Badminton
  • Women's Badminton
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Football 1
  • Men's Football 2
  • Men's Football 3
  • Men's Football 4
  • Women's Football
  • Men's Hockey
  • Women's Hockey 1
  • Women's Hockey 2
  • Netball 1
  • Netball 2
  • Netball 3
  • Netball 4
  • Men's Rugby 1
  • Men's Rugby 2
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Street Hockey
  • Rowing (Novice)
  • Rowing (Senior)
  • Rowing (Mixed)
  • Trampolining

Previous results[edit]

  • 2005: York University 44 - 32 York St John

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