The Vice-Chancellor's Cup
The Vice Chancellor's cup was introduced in 2011 by the Vice Chancellor and Kent Sport. It is an inter-departmental staff competition for all abilities to encourage staff to keep active in a fun and non threatening environment.
The 2012 VC's cup has now finished and the cup was presented to the winners, Estates All Stars, at a special presentation at The Pavilion on Monday 8th October 2012.
The 2012 VC's cup proved to be a huge success enabling staff to meet other members of staff who they may not otherwise deal with in a relaxed environment.
VC's Cup 2013
The 2013 VC's cup will start in February 2013 with dodgeball.
Team entries are now being taken for the 2013 VC's cup. There is no maximum to the number of team players that you can enter and each department may enter more than one team if they so wish. To enter a team simply complete the online booking form (if you would like to enter more than ten colleagues within a team, please submit another booking form).
Have fun and keep active
A variety of sports and challenges will take place during the year including: dodgeball, netball, school sports day, rounders, bat & trap, racket sports and a pub quiz.
11 February 2013 - practice 13:00-14:00
12 & 14 February 2013 - fixtures 13:00-14:00
Main sports hall
Ideally a men only event with a maximum number of 6 players per team on court at any one time. Played on a volleyball sized court, the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team.
This can be achieved in a number of ways:
Hitting them with thrown balls.Catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team.Forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.
11 March 2013 - practice 13:00-14:00
12,14 &15 March 2013 - fixtures 13:00-14:00
Main sports hall
Netball will be mainly a women only event with teams of 7 players on court at any one time.
Each team can have a maximum of 2 men playing on court at any one time
16 April 2013 badminton 13:00-14:00, sports hall
17 April 2013 table tennis 13:00-14:00, sports hall
18 April 2013 squash 13:00-14:00, squash courts
19 April 2013 tennis 12:00-14:00, Pavilion
We will run a men’s and ladies separate squash competition.
There will be various playing standards, beginners, intermediate, advanced. Players need to be honest about their ability otherwise the matches could be very one sided.
Badminton and Table tennis will take on a mixed doubles format during lunchtimes.
14 May 2013 - practice 13:00-14:00, Pavilion
15 - 17 May 2013 - fixtures 13:00-14:00, Pavilion
Petanque will take place with mixed teams of two.
11-13 June 2013
Let’s go back to school & re-live those sports day moments! Events will include - Egg & Spoon race, Sack race, 3 legged race, and tunnel ball.
There can be a maximum of 8 entrants per team. There will be knockout heats & then a grand final. Those competitors knocked out early will still compete for points in the ‘plate’ round instead of the main cup.
08-11 July 2013, 13:00-14:00
Come and play this traditional pub game down near the Pavilion at the playing fields.
Teams will be 2 playing in any one match. Split into groups for a round robin tournament. Each player will get 5 hits and best team score wins.
06-09 August 2013, 12:30-14:00
Another school special but rounders is making a comeback!
Team sizes of 8 people playing in any one match. Spilt into groups for a round robin tournament.
23 September 2013
Pavilion cafe bar
Enter a team of 8 (maximum) into the quiz and challenge your knowledge and skills in 8 rounds of 10 questions covering a variety of subjects.
"The VC's Cup has provided a great opportunity to build teams at all levels and in all areas within the University through collaboration and working with others in a different way from our day-to-day roles. Whether a keen athlete or a novice, the VC's Cup allows everyone to get involved when there is a good supportive environment in the Department or School. It's been great to add a little healthy fun to our working days and this initiative demonstrates a really positive way that the University can distinguish itself." Cindy Vallance