Varsity 2018 - Meet the Captains
Monday, 19 March 2018
This Saturday, on the 24th of March, our TEAMBrookes clubs and athletes will be heading down the A34 to Reading in a bid to reclaim the Varsity title that was taken from us last year.
Each year the event gets bigger and bigger, and this year we get the chance to see if the University of Reading can match the atmosphere that made last year’s event at Brookes so special.
Ahead of this year’s Varsity, we are proud to announce the captains who will be leading our charge for the trophy.
Introducing Charlie Lechmere (Hockey) and Matej Lukic (Tennis).
We spoke to them ahead of Varsity to get to know them a little better.
Subject: International Hospitality Management
Favourite Movie: The Greatest Showman, or any movie Hugh Jackman is in
Favourite Place: JHBae
Favourite Food: Kale, only kidding it's definitely pick n' mix
How did you get into your sport? I fell into it
What can you tell us about your teammates and who do you think will stand out on the day? The whole team has performed outstandingly this season however the spotlight will be on Leah Heath to be the final member of the team to score a goal this season (excluding the Goalie of course)
Have you been part of Varsity before? Yes so many times, four to be exact, because I'm so old
Do you know anything about your opponents? They got relegated from our league last year and have had a decent season however, no uni that any of my brothers attend will be allowed to beat us
What are your predictions? We will win
Subject: MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Favourite Movie: Gladiator
Favourite Place: The Beach
Favourite Food: Dominos, New Yorker
How did you get into your sport? I started as a kid with my family and have played ever since
What can you tell us about your teammates and who do you think will stand out on the day? We have a great team this year - full of talent so we're confident for a good result
Have you been part of Varsity before, and what have your experiences been like? Played last season where Reading won but hopefully that'll change this year
Do you know anything about your opponents? They seem to have done alright in their league so should be a good match
What are your predictions? Brookes win
The majority of fixtures will be taking place at Reading University Sports Park with a full range of sports from indoor cricket through to basketball and ultimate frisbee. Reading have kindly put together a schedule which you can see on their own Facebook page
If you can't make it to Reading on the day, but still want to follow the action, you can do so by keeping an eye on our Twitter feed @BrookesSport and via Instagram Stories @BrookesSportOxford