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Last Weekend DULS took to our varsity hosts Glasgow University in a bid to battle for Varsity Champion 2018. Varsity is a multi-university sporting event which brings together law students from Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. All participants competed in a range of sporting events to derermine which Law School reigns supreme.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed, the DULS squad took off at 07:30 from Airlie place and made their way to Glasgow University’s Student’s Union, ready for an activity filled day of sports and laughs. So what sports are Law Students semi-capable of I hear you ask? We first tried our hand at football and got off to a racing start with a 6-0 victory over Aberdeen. However, this high was shortly quashed by a 12-5 defeat to Edinburgh. Next up was hockey. DULS asserted themselves as a force to be reckoned with, defeating Glasgow and Edinburgh back to back with standout performances from Lucy Douglas and new-comers to the sport James Houston and Tiarnan Cahill.
Next up was rugby sevens. DULS and their band of supporters were eager to extend their lead and looked hopeful of doing so with an early try from Callum McArthur against Edinburgh. The tide changed however, resulting in a 12-5 defeat.
We didn’t stop there, next was a location change for dodgeball and rounders. This was a free-for-all between all universities, as who actually knows the rules for rounders? DULS put up a great fight, but perhaps we should think about putting together a dodgeball Sunday League.
The day was rounded off (pun intended) with some well-earned food provided for by Glasgow to prepare us for the trip home. So, who is Varsity Campion 2018? Unfortunately, that question will remain unanswered, but our sights are set on the 2019 title.
DULS would also like to take time to thank our Sponsors, The University of Law for making our attendance possible by providing us with the means for transport, kits and refreshments. A massive thank you is also owed to our society members who participated in our event, despite the awful weather conditions. Until next year!
This blog was written by our Fundraising VP, Ruth Burns.