The SU plays host to the third annual varsity darts fixture tonight, with Trent looking to seal a hat-trick of wins.
In just three years varsity darts has already become one of the most popular events on the Nottingham calendar. Its unique atmosphere has seen tickets sell out faster than ever before, with a jam-packed crowd expected in the level tonight.
The varsity series, which is now in its tenth year, raises money for a local charity by pitting Nottingham’s rival universities against each other in a range of sporting disciplines. As an ‘unofficial’ event the darts will not affect the overall score, but does leave bragging rights up for grabs.
Teams of 10 from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent will take to the oche to battle for darting supremacy. Trent have won both of the previous encounters and are targeting a hat-trick of wins.
“We’ve got the moral support of each other, let alone the crowd. We’ve got the team that is built around each other. We’re the ones who are motivated.”
As with professional darting events, fancy dress and chanting has become a custom at the event, making it a perfect match for the university lifestyle. The SU, which has replaced Rock City as this years venue, could offer a home advantage.
Trent say their preparations for the event have been inspired by the film “Reservoir Dogs”