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In the aftermath of last years Rugby Varisty action was taken by the SU and university to investigate the events that took place.

It has now been reported that Varsity rugby will be banned for 2 years.



There was no formal report produced about the incident at the time (confirmed by VP Sports and Health at Student Council Nov2017).


The university took disciplinary action against ONLY 3 students that made up the crowd that evening. (Sourced from the Univeristies' "Annual report into Student behaviour and Health 2016/2017".


Even at the time, the vast majority of players and spectators just wanted the match to go ahead.

Why should all students and players of both UWE and Bristol suffer a lack of sports competition because of just a few trouble makers.

The University have already taken action against the few perpetrators, it's now time for the SU to stand up for sports and allow Varisty Rugby to go ahead.


Note: If needs be, the match can take place behind closed doors just to allow it to go ahead, but we believe students should be allowed to observe and support their team just like at universities around the country.

Actions Taken

  • This Idea opened on 15th January 2018 and closed for voting on 05th February 2018.
  • This Idea scored a 3rd which means it's not a priority for the time being. 

  • April 2021: The VPSH has confirmed this will not be possible and so the idea has been marked as a fail.


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