Sporting socials

DMU Varsity Rugby – Sport Social

On Monday, April 30th both the DMU Women’s and Men’s rugby teams took on the University of Leicester in their varsity matches. Both games took place at Welford Road, the home of the Leicester Tigers.

To ensure our Alumni were able to support their teams in style, our Alumni team hosted a drinks reception in the ‘Clubhouse Lounge’ in partnership with the Matt Hampson Foundation.  We were also joined by some current Leicester Tigers players, local club rugby players, and DMU staff.

 Unfortunately, despite our supporters best efforts to cheer them on, after a strong start, both the DMU Men’s and Women’s rugby teams were eventually defeated by the University of Leicester opponents.

“Even though the results didn’t go the way we wanted, it was a great evening and fantastic to meet up with some old friends and teammates. I played in the first varsity game at Welford Road in 2002, and it’s great to see the tradition being carried on.”

-           Neil McBride, Chairman of DMU Rugby Club ’02.


Alumni Staff Bowls 

We have formed an Alumni staff team to take part in the annual DMU staff bowls championships! Our team, Les Miserabowls, will be doing their best to take home the trophy on behalf of Alumni everywhere!


Are you interested in setting up an alumni sport social for your old team? Do you want the chance to re-live the glory days of a Wednesday night?!

Please email us at, or join our LinkedIn group,  and we will help reconnect you with your teammates.

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