Strathclyde Telegraph

10th Anniversary of Glasgow Taxi’s Cup

Taxi’s Cup promotional video.
The 19th of March will see the 10th anniversary of Scotland’s largest intervarsity sports competition; the day-long, multi-sport Glasgow Taxi’s Cup. Every match will be a fiercely contested derby between Glasgow University, who have won it 5 times, Strathclyde who have won it 4 and Glasgow Caledonian who are still searching for their first piece of silverware.

15 different sports will be played including rugby, swimming, football, fencing, cricket, golf and athletics; this year will also see Equestrian included as an exhibition. Alongside the familiar Stepps, Garscube and Scotstoun complexes the marquee venues are the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the brand new Emirates arena-where the closing ceremony will take place at 7:30pm.

There will be over 700 student athletes competing on the day, which is being organised primarily in its decennial year by Strathclyde Students Association, the Vice President, James Reid commented.

“It’s going to be bigger and better than ever given that it’s the tenth anniversary. This is a great opportunity for students to come together and compete for their university. We’re looking forward to welcoming a range of stakeholders and hope that the people of Glasgow take the opportunity to have a great family day out while supporting their local student community.”

After securing a new four-year deal earlier in the year worth over £25,000 the Glasgow universities have ensured longevity in this competition under the same continued sponsorship. The Vice chairman of Glasgow Taxi’s Stephen Flynn said that:

“We’re delighted to continue as the title sponsor of the annual Glasgow Taxis Cup. The intervarsity competition has developed into a hugely successful and eagerly anticipated event for Glasgow’s student population, encouraging the city’s three universities to come together for a bit of friendly rivalry.”

‘Friendly rivalry’ may be a contested phrase; in a 3-way derby of this magnitude every team across every discipline will have victory, and only victory, on their minds. A chance for Strathclyde to gain their fifth victory and go level with Glasgow, for Glasgow to open up the gap to two-trophies and for Caledonian to dust off the trophy cabinet.

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