25 May

Club Doncaster Sports College shine at Varsity Challenge

Club Doncaster Sports College hosted their annual Varsity Challenge game yesterday as both the female and male teams graced the Keepmoat Turf in a head to head against partners, Selby College.

A clean sweep for the Club Doncaster, both teams brought home silverware after two gruelling matches in the roaring sunshine.

The girls were up first; securing their trophy on penalties before the boys made it two in two with a convincing 2-0 win in the afternoon.

Head of Year 12 at Club Doncaster Sports College, Ben Thompson was delighted with proceedings, he commented:

“The Varsity Challenge games between the Sports College and Selby College represent the close ties we have as partners and showcases the excellent sports provision over the two colleges. We were delighted to host the second annual Varsity event, especially in such sunny conditions.”

“Varsity is all about the students and it offers a unique opportunity to play in such professional surroundings, winning is secondary, so I would like to commend all four teams for putting on two excellent football matches, played in great spirit. The reaction on the faces of the players reaffirmed what a special event Varsity is and we are excited for the legacy to continue.”


Club Doncaster Foundation’s Health and Wellbeing team also spent the whole day preparing refreshments for the spectators and players, including cooking 96 burgers, which were kindly donated by Queens Butchers.

Ben was quick to thank everyone for their invaluable contributions to the day. He continued:

“The day was a real team effort, from students officiating and volunteering, to Nick Gillott and his Health and Wellbeing team, who worked their socks off to feed all of our guests and players, to DRFC Academy Manager Kieran Scarff for lending us this season’s kit and I’d like to mention Pat Queen Butches for providing the food for the day.”

For more information about Club Doncaster Sports College, contact Adi on adi.turnpenny@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk / 01302 764663.

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