The Stan Calvert CupStan Calvert Cup winners 2011

Since 1994 the sportsmen and sportswomen of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities have contested the Stan Calvert Memorial Cup. The cup is in memory of Stan Calvert, who was involved in physical recreation and sport at the University of Newcastle from the early sixties before becoming the first Director of Sport in 1981. He was born in Alnwick, Northumberland and educated at Dukes School, Alnwick and Birmingham University. When at Birmingham Stan represented British Universities at soccer in 1950.

Stan is remembered for his prolific work in sports administration and in the promotion of community sport in the northern region in his capacity as Chairman of the Northern Sports Council and a member of more than 20 other sports committees.

It is one of the biggest and most pasionate varsity events in the Country. Each year over 1200 students in 70 teams play each other in approximately 25 different sports. The winners of each individual match are awarded 2 points. The winning University and the Stan Calvert Trophy winners will be the University with the most points.

The centre piece for the competition is staged at the prestigious Gateshead International Stadium. The final fixtures and showcase match is the rugby union mens 1st team fixture plus the 4 x 100m athletics races which bring the curtain down on the Stan Calvert Cup.

In 2013/14 the cup was won by Northumbria University for the first time in 6 years!

The next Stan Calvert clash will take place in March 2015.

The 2013/14 fixture list is available here....

Previous Winners of the Stan Calvert Cup
Year Winner
2013/14 Northumbria
2012/13 Newcastle
2011/12 Newcastle
2010/11 Newcastle (See Video Highlights)
Newcastle
Northumbria
Newcastle
2004/05
Northumbria
2003/04
Newcastle
2002/03
Newcastle / Northumbria Shared
2001/02
Newcastle
2000/01
Newcastle
1999/2000
Northumbria
1998/99
Newcastle / Northumbria Shared
1997/98
Newcastle
1996/97
Newcastle
1995/96
Northumbria
1994/95
Newcastle
1993/94
Northumbria