Christie Cup

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The Christie Cup

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University,
Green is University of Leeds
Blue is University of Liverpool
Purple is University of Manchester

The Christie Cup is an annual varsity match between the universities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester in over 30 different sports that started back in 1886. The Christie’s cup is the oldest inter-university competition on the English sporting calendar, the event is named after the sponsor Richard Copley Christie, who happened to be a professor in Manchester of Political Economy and History between 1854 and 1866. After his death in 1901, his wife Mary Christie donated the Christie Cup and Shield, which the universities still play for to this day. More than 1,500 students take part each year making it nationally recognised as one of the largest sporting varsities, aiding it in becoming known as “the battle of the north”. 

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

Now Aldi sponsor the Christie Cup Colin Breslin, the regional managing director has said “Aldi is proud to engage with high calibre university students and we are pleased to be sponsoring the Christie Championship. Team work, leadership and determination are some of the qualities that Aldi looks for in its graduates and so we are looking forward to working closely with the students during the tournament.”

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University.

Leeds

The University of Leeds is a red brick university that was established in 1831. It was originally named the Yorkshire College of Science and then changed to Yorkshire College. Later it became part of the federal Victoria University (along with the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool) then in 1904 become what is known as today the University of Leeds and is now the 7th larges university in the UK out of 166. 

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a public university, that was founded as a college in 1881 it gained royal character in 1903 giving the college the ability to award degrees, it was also one of the six original red brick civic universities, it was also part of the federal Victoria University. The university offer 230 first degree courses over 103 subjects, it was the worlds first university to establish departments in Oceanography, civic design, architecture and biochemistry. 

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

Manchester 

The University of Manchester is a public research university it was formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The university is a red brick university, the main campus is south of the city centre and the university has over 39,000 students and around 10,400 staff making it the second largest uni in the UK and the largest single site university. 

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

ALDI christie cup Leeds Manchester Liverpool university sport team sports exercise health

2017 ALDI sponsored Christie Cup at Leeds University

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