Vice-Chancellor's Challenge

Your chance to take part in Vice-Chancellor's Challenge!

About the Vice-Chancellor's Challenge

On Friday 17th June, as part of the University's Diamond Jubilee celebration, staff from across the University are invited to form teams and battle it out against colleagues in an attempt to win the Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge Trophy!

The Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge was developed in 2017 by Christ Church Sport & Active Health in association with the Vice Chancellor as a unique opportunity for staff to take part in a range of enjoyable activities. The event is designed to enable colleagues to get active, represent their school or department and come together as a team outside of an office environment.



The 2022 Challenge

This year’s challenge will be hosted at our Polo Farm facility, featuring a range of exciting games and activities aimed at creating an engaging and enjoyable experience. As you complete each challenge or game, you will be awarded challenge points based on performance and fair play. Once all sessions are complete, the team with the most challenge points will win the Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge!

Essential Information

Date: Friday 17th June, 12:00-4:30pm  
Location: Polofarm, Canterbury
Number of team entries available: 15
Number of players per team: 6-10

What to expect at this year’s challenge?

The Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for staff to gather and enjoy some friendly competition as they take part in a range of sporting activities. Teams will compete for the Vice-Chancellor's Challenge Trophy, enjoy refreshments and have the chance to network and make connections in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Games will include Ultimate Frisbee, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Sports Day Races, Racket Sports, Kin-Ball and more!


What to wear

Some teams like to create their own Team T-shirts for the event! However, you should wear clothes that are comfortable, however avoid wide-leg or loose trousers that could get tangled up under your feet. In general, keep in mind that you don't want any clothing that gets in the way of doing activity. Wear comfortable footwear, suitable for sports activities.

Where to come

The games will be taking place at the University’s partnership facility, Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Rd, Canterbury CT3 4AF. Parking will be available.

Please aim to arrive by 12 noon. Allowing time for travel, team registration and introductions.

Additional information

A number of activities will be taking place outdoors, please ensure you wear adequate sun protection for the conditions. We will respect your personal decisions and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities - If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, before you take part in the event, you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice. We will make every reasonable effort to make sure that our equipment and facilities are in a safe condition for you to use and enjoy.

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email us at: sport@canterbury.ac.uk with any inquiries you may have.


Sign up now

To enter, please have your team captain complete this sign-up process to avoid duplicate team entries.

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To find out more contact Christ Church Sport:
Email:   sport@canterbury.ac.uk  |  Tel: 01227 923500


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