Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska.
Singing along to Queen at the top of my lungs… Throwing my hands in the air… And spilling my drink out of the overfilled plastic cup. I can see a group of students in front of me with their arms wrapped around each other. There’s a big chance they’ve only just met and might not know each other’s names yet. Here come the lights, the applause, the screams – it’s that time of year again.
Is it a gig? Is it a festival? Nope. That’s just what it’s like to be Team Hallam at Sheffield Varsity. This was my exact experience at the Ice Hockey game.
What you should know about me is that I’m definitely NOT a sports person. I’ve had some attempts in high school, such as a failed cheerleading stunt or getting hit in the face with a football a few times. So now, my sports experience goes as far as seeing the odd game of The World Cup on tv.
And yet, you can be sure that I’ve been counting down to Varsity season as soon as Christmas was over. This is why I’m here to tell you all the reasons why you should put your Team Hallam merch on (including the hats – it’s still cold enough!).
My top non-sporty reasons to enjoy Varsity
1. The Rivalry.
Whether you’re into sport or not, you will definitely feel the competitive atmosphere between Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. The ongoing rivalry between the two universities is what fuels all the excitement! Even if you’ve not experienced it so far, I can guarantee that your supportive spirit will come out soon as you’re there.