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European City Of sport

European City of Sport will bring together the best of what the city is already doing to support and celebrate sport with additional events or campaigns especially for 2017.

Across Bristol there are a wide array of groups and organisations involved in delivering sports to local people and communities, and the aim is for everyone to work together throughout the year to highlight opportunities for everyone to get involved.

The European City of Sport title is awarded by ACES Europe, a not-for-profit group based in Brussels who promote sport across Europe.

Cities are judged on their sporting facilities, residents' level of participation, the success of local teams and sporting events.

Bristol is one of several European cities to be awarded the title, which is announced annually.

A list of sport and activity clubs from every ward in the city can be found here www.bristol.gov.uk/cityofsport2017

Transport options

There are a variety of transport options, including cycle and bus routes, to take you to and from each event (Ashton Gate, Coombe Dingle, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) and the City Centre). For more information please visit the TravelWest Journey Planner.   

There are also rail links to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway (close to SGS) from Bristol Temple Meads, Clifton Down, Redland and Montpelier train stations that run at regular intervals. For more information please visit www.thetrainline.com or GWR Journey Planner

There will also be a number of shuttle buses to each of the events, leaving from key destinations around the city. Please find more information below:

Event Date Depart From To Departs Return Tickets
VARSITY FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 24.03.2017

UWE FRENCHAY CAMPUS, SU CAR PARK (BEHIND SU BUILDING)

COOMBE DINGLE SPORTS COMPLEX 16:00 22:15 UWE

COLSTON HALL, CITY CENTRE

16:30 UWE | BRISTOL
VARSITY BASKETBALL 26.03.2017

BRISTOL SU, QUEENS ROAD

SGS, FILTON WISE 13:45 20:45 BRISTOL

COLSTON HALL, CITY CENTRE

14:00 UWE | BRISTOL
VARSITY RUGBY UNION 30.03.17 UWE FRENCHAY CAMPUS, SU CAR PARK (BEHIND SU BUILDING ASHTON GATE 15:30 22.15 UWE

COLSTON HALL, CITY CENTRE

15:45 UWE | BRISTOL

BRISTOL SU, QUEENS ROAD

16:00 BRISTOL

SPONSORS

We are proud to announce that Varsity is being supported by the following organisations: 

 

“We are really pleased to be involved in this great programme of events that has the potential to bring students and members of the community together, while raising funds for some really important causes.” (Richard Brenner, South West Area Manager, Unite Students)

 

“Bristol has a high level of illnesses related to eating too much sugar, so the council is taking action and has teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help Bristol become a Sugar Smart City. Running for at least the next two years, the work in Bristol will be engaging people across many different sectors and parts of the city – helping people to recognise where sugar is hidden in the food we all eat.

“Sugar Smart Bristol is thrilled that University of the West of England, The Students’ Union at UWE, Bristol University and Bristol Students’ Union have joined the journey through the Varisty Series. Alongside a healthy diet, sport is a key element in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the Varsity Series gives us a new way to communicate with the decision makers of the future during Bristol’s year as a European City of Sport. (Fi Argent, Ambassador, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and SugarSmart Bristol)

 

"At the heart of our business, we are a team united by our passion for sport. From concept through to completion, our aim is to design, build and maintain exceptional spaces to inspire and motivate the next generation at all levels of play, from grass roots to the elite levels of sport. The Varsity Series promotes what both universities bring to the city of Bristol by promoting participation in sport across all age and capability ranges. We are proud to be associated with the event and share the values of fun, rivalry and friendship.” (Jonathan Bland, Business Manager, Verde Recreo)

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