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Roses

Roses is the largest inter-varsity tournament in Europe. It is a competition of over 40 sports and pits York, the white rose, against Lancaster University, the red rose. It runs over a weekend towards the end of the academic year and water polo has become the showpiece event, being played last thing on the Saturday night. The atmosphere at the game is nothing short of electrifying and we've had some great results to satisfy our fans!

Roses Celebrations

Previous Years' Results


The table below has the results, in points, of who won each sport over the last few years, with the winners indicated by the colour: red for Lancaster, white for York and grey for a draw.

Year Men's Swimming Women's Swimming Men's Water Polo Women's Water Polo
2016 74 - 66 73 - 66 13 - 8 11 - 7
2015 77 - 61 78 - 62 5 - 5 13 - 4
2014 62 - 68 68 - 62 8 - 7 9 - 2
2013 53 - 51 54 - 54 9 - 4 9 - 3
2012 40 - 40 59 - 43 15 - 12 5 - 12
2011 73 - 39 42 - 71 7 - 6 1 - 11
University of York Swimming and Water Polo Club