Halifax College Sport
College sport is a very social and recreational way to get into sport at University, and nearly everyone gets involved in College sport at some point during their time at University. While teams compete in leagues and tournaments against other colleges, it varies from the intense nature of University Sport. For College sport, it is much more about meeting people and trying new things out.
University of York has two main sporting tournaments throughout the year, one at College level (Varsity) and one at University level (Roses) – it is possible to compete in both so don’t feel like you have to choose!
The annual College Varsity against Durham started in 2014, and is expected to continue for many years to come. Our College sport programme has grown dramatically in the last five years and participation is up year on year. Competing in College Varsity has become a badge of honour, as only the best team from the two winning colleges are allowed to compete. This is determined using the league table, or a One Day Tournament.
Named after the War of the Roses, this is the University of York’s sporting calendar highlight and is a festival for both athletes and spectators. The hosting of the Tournament alternates between Lancaster and York each year, and if York is hosting, you best make sure you’re in town, as the atmosphere is amazing!
One Day Tournaments
One Day Tournaments allow students the opportunity to particpate in sports which are not currently in the college league system. The points which are earned in the One Day Tournaments contribute to the overall College Sport League Table. ODTs are often some of the most popular and well recognised College Sporting events, as they attract high participation numbers and strong College spirit from students across the University. In Halifax we’re known for bringing bright yellow and blue face paint, foam fingers, and plenty of noise to all these events!
The sports participated in can change each year, although there are staples such as swimming and rowing which are usually the most popular. Make sure you like the Halifax Sport Facebook page for updates on what the next ODT is and how you can get involved!
York Active is a three year Sport England funded programme that aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity amongst students and staff at the University of York.
More details can be found at York Active’s website.
List of Sports
Season: Year Round
Contact: Bryony Connor (email)
Season: Year Round
Contact: Ben Osgood (email)
Halifax College cycling takes the form of a One Day Tournament. If you're interested in getting involved with cycling throughout the year, the University has an active cycling society, and there are often regular cycling events through the year.
Season: One Day Tournament
Dodgeball is a College One Day Tournament. Dodgeball isn't a University sport as of yet, but that doesn't mean it can't be - send a message to our sports reps if you fancy making a league!Football (Mens)
Season: Year Round (+ Summer League)
Contact: Ahmed Binasmael (President - email)
Ellis Thomas (Captain (1st) - email)
Ross Maughan (Captain (2nd) - email)
James Dawkings (Captain (3rd) - email)
Eral Ali (Captain (4th) - email)
Josh Wildman (Captain (5th) - email)
Facebook: Halifax College Football Club
Futsal is a College One Day Tournament.*Handball
Handball is a College One Day Tournament. If you'd like to get involved in Handball, the University has an official Facebook group.Hockey Lacrosse Netball Pool
Season: Year Round
Contact: Matt Hodges (email)
Rowing is a One Day Tournament. If you're interested in getting involved with rowing, the University have a rowing society; more details can be found on their website.Rugby Sitting Volleyball
Sitting Volleyball is a One Day Tournament. University of York Volleyball club provide sitting volleyball training sessions, find out more on their Facebook page.Squash Swimming
Swimming is a One Day Tournament. To find out more about University-wide swimming, visit the Swimming and Water Polo Club's website.Tennis Touch Rugby
Touch Rugby is a female only One Day Tournament. To find out more details, check out the Facebook group.*Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Basketball is a College One Day Tournament. If you'd like to get involved throughout the year there is a fantastic local club who play the Joseph Rowntree School; you can find out more details about them here.
*Info hasn't been updated since before 2017.