The Christie Championships
In 2022, the Championships will be in its 136th year following its establishment in 1886, Christie is the second oldest inter-university competition in the UK after the Oxford – Cambridge rivalries.
This year in 2022 the event will be taking place on the 16th March.
The host alternates each year with 2022 seeing the championships return to the University of Leeds. 30+ sports events are played throughout the day culminating in a presentation to celebrate the overall victors. It was Manchester who came out on top in 2019, will they be able to defend the title?
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History of the Christie Championships
The annual event is named after benefactor, Richard Copley Christie, who was a professor of History and Political Economy at Owens College from 1854 – 1866.
After his death in 1901, his widow Mary, donated the Christie Cup and Shield which is still played for today.
Back in 1886, the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool were constituent colleges of Victoria University. As the three Universities became separate entities, the rivalry increased and over the years has led to the thrilling, action-packed competition that it is today.
Students compete in over 30 different sports, all rolled into one afternoon of competition at the host institution. As a triangular competition, Christie Championships is truly unique and is recognised nationally as one of the largest sporting varsities with more than 1,500 students taking part.
Tradition dictates that competition for the Cup is fierce and the standard of sport very high. All three universities call upon athletes who have represented their country at national level and students who have been selected in British University representative squads. Every year proves to be an exhilarating fight to the finish!
Who will be crowned the champions this year?
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Colin Breslin, Regional Managing Director at Aldi, commented:
“Aldi is proud to engage with high calibre university students and we are pleased to be sponsoring the Christie Championship.
Team work, leadership and determination are some of the qualities that Aldi looks for in its graduates and so we are looking forward to working closely with the students during the tournament.
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