• Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

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    Sunderlands Equestrian Club hope to start Varsity off with an early win

    February 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    The University Of Sunderland’s Equestrian Club is playing their fixture almost a month early due to a venue booking error by Teesside. Vice president Sarah Johnston hopes to continue the Equestrians winning streak over Teeside: “We hope to live up to the expectations of past team members as we have […]

  • Trainer Mark Johnston will be hoping for more success after two wins from his last four races. Picture credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

    Northern runners fancied for Chester meeting

    May 4, 2016 at 11:45 am

    While it’s now not always the trainers in the north of the country that dominate flat horse racing, well established stables such as Mark Johnston, Brian Ellison and Richard Fahey are still flying the flag for the north, and all have chances at Chester’s big meeting, in particular the opening […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • Penshaw equestrian centre where Sunderland's Equestrian team are based

    Tees-Wear Varsity Equestrian – What to expect

    April 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The University of Sunderland Equestrian club will be looking to gain bragging rights over local rivals Teesside University when they meet in the Tees-Wear Varsity event later today. The venue for this battle of local rivals is the Penshaw Equestrian Centre. Equestrian is not one of the more publicised sports […]

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    Identify Thief steals the show in Newcastle’s Fighting Fifth as Irving disappoints

    November 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Despite a last-flight blunder, Identity Thief finished strongly and provided trainer Henry De Bromhead with the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle on his first ever visit to Newcastle. The five-year-old ridden by Bryan Cooper, who was supplemented for the race by owners Gigginstown Stud, provided Ireland with their first win […]

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    Irving faces six exciting rivals in Fighting Fifth defence

    November 27, 2015 at 10:36 am

    The Paul Nicholls-trained Irving bids to join an elite crop and become only the fifth horse to win back-to-back runnings of the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle, but he will be faced with strong opposition from over the Irish Sea as he aims to repeat last year’s success. The seven-year-old, who […]

  • Simarthur wins the bumper at Hexham

    New racing club set up to celebrate 125th anniversary

    October 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

    To celebrate 125 years of racing at Hexham Racecourse, Hexham Racing Club has been formed in partnership with the course’ leading trainer Lucinda Russell. Paul Brierley, who works as an agent to many jockeys in the north, is the brains behind the operation. Having had success with Outlaw Tom and […]