Events

With 50 sports and more than 100 fixtures, Roses is an amazing festival of sport.
Here’s our pick of the highlights from what's sure to be a fantastic weekend!

Opening Ceremony

We're bringing back our Roses stadium on campus for a fantastic Opening Ceremony that will launch Roses 2018 with a bang! Don't miss this special celebration event, with entertainment from our fabulous student groups followed by the Men's Football 1st team showdown, sure to be one of the best fixtures of the weekend!

Saturday night darts

There's no atmosphere like Roses darts! Don't miss the action at the Great Hall on Saturday as the teams step up to the oche for a night of intense competition.

Crown Green Bowls

Bowls is a game of skill and nerve, so what better way to test the mettle of Lancaster and York's Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and union Presidents? Although no points are at stake, the teams will be playing to win in this Sunday afternoon fixture.

Netball and Basketball

Last time Lancaster hosted Roses the sports hall was packed with spectators for a series of hotly-contested fixtures. These fast-moving sports are guaranteed to offer some of the most action-packed and exciting sporting moments of the weekend.

Rugby Union

As Roses weekend draws to a close there’s still time for two of the most exciting fixtures of the weekend. Join us in the Roses stadium on Sunday afternoon when the Rugby Union Women’s 1sts and then the Men’s 1sts face each other in two of the most intense and emotion-packed matches you’ll see all weekend.

Closing Ceremony

All good things come to an end. Join us on Sunday afternoon to see the winning team claim the prestigious Carter James Trophy.