Christie Championships 2024

The Christie Championships

In a remarkable display of athletic skill, Leeds has once again clinched the coveted Christie Championship title for 2024, following their triumph in 2022. Their victory stands as a testament to their dedication, skill, and determination. However, the competition was fierce, with Manchester coming in a close second, showcasing the intense rivalry and sportsmanship that defines this prestigious event

Find out the scores from the day.

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 are still played 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, which 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 day 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 2,000 students taking part.

Tradition dictates that competition for the Cup is fierce and the standard of sport is 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!

Aldi Sponsors the Christie Championships

Aldi arrived in the UK back in 1990 and is now one of the fastest-growing supermarkets, with over 1,010 stores and more than 45,000 colleagues. In addition to its growth, Aldi is also an award-winning employer, having been named Employer of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards for the second consecutive year – with the supermarket acknowledging that without the amazing work of its colleagues, achievements like this just wouldn’t be possible. Aldi is committed to being a respectful, supportive and representative place to work, and in 2021 launched its diversity and inclusion strategy called Embrace, to create positive changes from the inside out.

Aldi has also been voted ninth Best Graduate Employer in the UK by the Times Top 100, offering a Graduate Programme filled with exceptional training and mentorship. There are many reasons to join Aldi’s Graduate Area Manager Programme: the responsibility, the exposure and the support being just a few. But top of your list should be the opportunity to get involved, give more – and get even more back.

At Aldi you’ll progress at pace (just like our tills). With drive and determination, you’ll go from time in store to managing your own £multi-million business and leading your team to success. Depending on business needs, graduates with the willingness and drive to be flexible in both their areas of responsibility and location may get the chance to take on an exciting project role. So if you’ve got the enthusiasm and ambition, don’t shop around – this is your chance to become a future leader at Aldi!

Find out more and apply at

Our A to Zs

Sport A to Z

View our A to Z of all the sports that we offer at Manchester.

Activities A to Z

Take a look at all the activities we offer to get you more active at Manchester.