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The 2016 Christie Championships, Manchester

The University of Manchester will host the annual Christie Championships and will look to retain the title against Liverpool and Leeds

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On Wednesday 20th April, the Universities of Leeds and Liverpool will arrive in Manchester to commence battle for the annual Christie Championships. Now into its 130th year as a competition between Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, over 1800 students will be competing in 35 different sports. The championship was held in Liverpool last year, with Manchester bringing the trophy home and they will be seeking to retain the famous shield this year.

Aldi are sponsors of the event and will be available on the day to talk to those interested in discussing a career with Aldi. They will also running a competition for students to get involved in, with prizes up for grabs.

For those who want to support the teams, these are the fixtures that will take place across the two days:

Sunday 17th April:

American Football, Futsal, Cricket and Jiu Jitsu.

Wednesday 20th April:

The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield:
Badminton (12-5pm)
Football (Mens) (1-5pm)
Hockey (12-6pm)
Netball (12-6pm)
Rugby League (1-5pm)
Table Tennis (1-5pm)

Sugden Centre:
Basketball (12-6pm)
Volleyball (12-6pm)
Trampoline (12-6pm)

Wythenshaw Sports Fields:
Football (Womens) (1-5pm)
Rugby (Womens) (1-5pm)
Ultimate Frisbee (2-5pm)

External venues:
Canoe Polo, Climbing, Cross Country, Cue sports, Cycling, Fencing, Golf, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Polo, Sailing, Snowsports, Squash, Swimming, and Water Polo.

The sporting action will be followed by a presentation ceremony at Club Academy in the University of Manchester Students’ Union.

For Manchester students, this will be followed by the official AU Social Christie Championships after-party at the SU.