Posh beat the Poly in Stan Calvert Cup 2022

Newcastle have won the 2022 edition of the Stan Calvert Cup, winning 60.75 to 50.25 in points.


After a long absence of four years the Stan Calvert Cup competition had been resurrected by Newcastle and Northumbria University. The varsity event was named after Alnwick-born Stan Calvert, who was Newcastle University's first Director of Sport from 1981, having been involved with sport at the university since the early 1960s.


Northumbria had been on a winning streak of five years, winning from 2014 to 2018 before the event was unfortunately put on hold for various reasons.



Our racket sport teams made a significant contribution to Newcastle's overall total, all chalking up wins:


Badminton Men's 1 won 7-1

Badminton Women's 1 won 8-0

Squash Men's 1 won 3-2

Squash Women's 1 won 5-0

Tennis Men's 1 won 5-1

Tennis Women's 1 won 6-0


Newcastle will have to defend their title in 2023 with both universities planning to build on the success of this year's event. Well done the posh!