• Posted 3rd October 2017 at 1:00pm
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#COTM2017 | Everything you need to know!

#COTM2017

Clash of the Minsters is a massive sporting event, where all of our sporting teams play against all the teams from Sunderland University. This will be the fifth time the event has run, and currently York St John have won three and only lost one! Whereas the last two years we have travelled away, this year Sunderland are coming to us to try and take our crown in our own back yard!

Each team will have the opportunity to secure a maximum of 4 points for their University if they win, or 2 points for a draw or 0 for a loss. At the end of the event all the points are collated into a final score, and the winners are crowned at the Official After Party!

Our teams are ready, the fixtures are set, and now all we need is you! We want to see as many YSJ students manning the side-lines and cheering our teams on as possible! Below is every fixture and location, as well as key fixtures which we predict will be the most contested, how you can get involved with Social Media and some info about the Announcement Event!

Fixtures

American Football

Mixed 1st (Flag) | YSJU Sports Park (Grass Pitches) | 2pm Kick Off

Badminton

Men’s 1st | Foss Sports Hall | 12.30pm Kick Off
Men’s 2nds | Foss Sports Hall | 9am Kick Off
Women’s 1st| Foss Sports Hall | 12.30pm Kick Off

Basketball

Men’s 1st| Foss Sports Hall | 8pm Kick Off
Women’s 1st | Foss Sports Hall | 6pm Kick Off

Cricket (Indoor)

Men’s 1st | Foss Sports Hall | 3.30pm Kick Off

Cheerleading

Mixed 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn)| 9.30pm Kick Off

Dance

Mixed 1st | Dance Studio (YSJ Campus) | 4.30pm Kick Off

Football

Men’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (3G 1) | 5.15pm Kick Off
Men’s 2nd | YSJU Sports Park (3G 1) | 2.30pm Kick Off
Men’s 3rds | YSJU Sports Park (3G 2) | 2pm Kick Off
Women’s  1sts | YSJU Sports Park (3G 2)| 4.15pm Kick Off

Futsal

Men’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn) | 9.15am Kick Off
Men’s 2nd | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn) | 10.30am Kick Off
Women’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn)  | 11:45am Kick Off

Hockey

Men’s 1st | Tadcaster Grammar School | 4.20pm Kick Off
Women’s 1st  | Tadcaster Grammar School | 6.05pm Kick Off

Netball

Women’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn) | 3.30pm Kick Off
Women’s 2nd | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn)  | 1.30pm Kick Off
Women’s 3rd | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn)  | 2.45pm Kick Off

Rowing

Mixed 1st | YSJU Boat House (River Ouse) | 10.30am Kick Off

Rugby Union

Men’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Grass Pitches) | 2pm Kick Off

Snowsports

Mixed 1st | Xscape | 7pm Kick Off

Swimming

Mixed 1st | Queen Margaret’s School | 3pm Kick Off

Tennis

Men’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Tennis Courts) | 1.30pm Kick Off

Ultimate Frisbee (Outdoor)

Mixed 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Grass Pitches) | 1.30pm Kick Off

Volleyball

Men’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn) | 5.15pm Kick Off
Women’s 1st | YSJU Sports Park (Sports Barn) | 7.15pm Kick Off

Key Fixtures

We expect that every single match listed above will be fiercely contested; with every player ensuring they do all they can to secure vital points for their Uni. That being said, there are some which will definitely be worth checking out, because they tend to be real victory clinchers each year! Some we would definitely recommend would be both Men’s Football 1st & Women’s Football 1st, Men’s Rugby Union & Ultimate Frisbee!

The Announcement

Once all the games have been fought out, food has been eaten and showers have been had we will head up on mass to our Official Wednesday Night, Frat Party at Fibbers for the final announcement! The place is going to be absolutely packed, and the atmosphere is going to be electric.

As some point between 11pm-Midnight both Union’s President will don the stage, announcing the results to each game, followed by the overall score, which hopefully will be followed by the loudest rendition of ‘You are my St John’ ever!

Social Media

One last thing… Keep tuned into our Official Social Media channels all day to keep up with action!

Our Sports & Activities team will be using their Twitter (@YSJSandA) all day to throw out regular updates, and our main channels (@YSJSU) will be throwing out the official scores all day!

Last but not least… we want to see your content! Make sure you tag all your pics & posts with #COTM2017 and we will do our best to share it!

WE ARE YORK ST JOHN!