College Lowdown

COLLEGE SPORT Far from being subsidiary to Blues fixtures, college sport is the staple diet of University life, generating interest, support and disciplined performances. Rowing particularly, is at the forefront of inter-collegiate competition and the prestige of rowing in Summer Eights, and indeed Hilary term’s Torpids event, is based just as much upon effort and participation as upon the technical skill of those involved. Nor do college league matches fail to produce an entertaining spectacle. Last year’s football season went right to the wire, with eventual champions New storming back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Catz in one particularly dramatic end-of-season clash. In addition, almost every sport holds an annual ‘Cuppers’ competition, where teams from each college battle in dramatic style to uphold college traditions or pull off shock results. From rugby to korfball, Cuppers is about genuine enthusiasm and commitment. Most importantly, college sport fosters a real sense of community which can be appreciated in all areas of University life.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003