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Sussex takes back Varsity trophy from Brighton

University of Sussex sports teams triumphed over their local rivals at Brighton in the annual Varsity sports competition on Wednesday (2 April).

Graphic: Varsity 2014 winnersGraphic: Varsity 2014Nineteen of the Students’ Union-run sports teams competed this year in the event which saw Sussex win the trophy for the second time in three years.

Richard Mashiter, Students’ Union Activities Officer, said: "I'm so proud of our teams and our victory. It is an amazing way to end a successful year for sport at Sussex. I hope this inspires people to get involved in sport whether they are an elite athlete or a beginner."

The matches were held at sports facilities across both Brighton and Sussex campuses.

Sussex won 12 of the contests: cricket, men’s badminton, men's basketball, men’s tennis, netball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s hockey, women’s rugby and  women’s tennis.

They lost six matches: American football, men’s hockey, swimming, women’s badminton, women’s football, and women’s volleyball.

Brighton drew with Sussex in the men’s football.

A full list of results can be found on the Students' Union webpages.