Imperial has two huge sporting events coming up in the next seven days, starting with the annual Bottle Match. Representatives of the Royal School of Mines will be heading into the deepest, darkest depths of Cornwall for a weekend of sport against their rivals in the Camborne School of Mines. Having lost the bottle last year for the first time in a decade, the miners will be looking to return it to South Kensington.
Those who play for both Mines and IC will have barely any time to recover from the weekend's excessive drinking before the annual Varsity Day on Wednesday 27th February. Imperial College teams will play the IC Medics in everything from rugby to water polo, culminating in ICU RFC vs ICSM RFC in Richmond, for the JPR Williams Rugby Varsity Match. The match, named after St Mary's old boy John Peter Rhys Williams, kicks of at 19:30. With both teams now in the BUSA Premiership after ICU RFC's recent promotion (and ICSM RFC just escaping relegation) the competition looks set to be fierce. With only 28 premiership teams in BUSA, it should be a good fight!
Spectators can purchase tickets for the final and rugby, football, lacrosse and hockey matches at Harlington. Netball, badminton, water polo squash will be played at Ethos, but with no spectators.