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Tellworth Investments To Become Title Sponsor for 2019 & 2020 Varsity Lacrosse Matches

Tellworth Investments, a BennBridge boutique, is to become the title sponsor for the Varsity Lacrosse Matches being held in 2019 (Cambridge) and 2020 (Oxford) across the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed matches.

The University of Cambridge will host the 103rd annual Varsity Lacrosse matches, with the event returning to Oxford in 2020. The Women’s and Mixed matches will be played on the sports grounds of St John’s College with Churchill College kindly hosting the Men’s matches.

All four of the 1st teams have been competing in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Leagues throughout the season. The Oxford Men’s 1sts have been in a league above Cambridge this year, competing in the Premier South league whilst the Cambridge Men’s 1sts have won their last 3 matches in the Midlands 1a League. Meanwhile, the Cambridge Women’s 1sts are top of the Premier South league having won 8 matches and drawn 1 this season, the Oxford Women’s 1sts play in the same league and have won their last 3 matches.

Matches are taking place throughout the day starting with alumni matches at 09:30, and the mixed team match at 12:30. The Men’s Blues will face-off at 13:30 and the Women’s Blues at 14:00.  The Varsity Champions across all of the matches will be awarded their trophies at a joint presentation at 15:30.

In addition to the generous sponsorship for the matches from Tellworth, the Clubs are very grateful to their individual sponsors who support them at national competitions throughout the year. Oxford: JMAN Group, Newton, Westgate Oxford, Cambridge Women: Cantab Asset Management and Advance Lacrosse, Cambridge Mixed: Optiver.

Reacting to the announcement of Tellworth as title sponsors for the Varsity Matches;

Paul Marriage, Fund Manager at Tellworth Investments, a BennBridge boutique (and University of Oxford Alumni):

‘We are all about investing in the finest things the UK has to offer, hence we are delighted to be sponsoring Varsity Lacrosse this year and next. May the best team in dark blue win!’

Juliette Wise, 2018/19 President, Cambridge University Lacrosse:

‘I am so excited for the opportunity to raise the profile of Oxbridge lacrosse and am grateful to Tellworth Investments for giving us their support. The Varsity Match is already a highlight for many players throughout their university career, and I am certain that the sponsorship will help make this event even better than before.’

Ellie Backhouse, 2018/19 President, Oxford University Lacrosse:

‘We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Tellworth for the next two years. This is such an exciting opportunity for us to enable lacrosse to grow at both universities, and to make the Varsity Match an even more memorable occasion.’

Derek Wilson, Director - Sports, Clubs and Societies, University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations Office:

‘Academic and Sporting excellence go hand-in-hand; and it is wonderful to see alumni, community and corporations coming together to support our students. In addition to sponsorship both Oxford and Cambridge seek to raise philanthropic funds to support its scholar/athletes as well as new facilities. Cambridge under its ‘Dear World’ campaign is building a major vision for sport in keeping with its status as a world-class research-intensive higher education institution fit for the 21st Century.’

For further information on the day’s events, please see the Facebook Event or contact James Lee:

If you are interested in supporting or sponsoring one of the numerous Varsity events in other sports between Oxford and Cambridge, please contact:

Derek Wilson, Director - Sports (Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations):

Sophie Gammage, Senior Development Executive – Sport (Oxford):




Tellworth Investments ("Tellworth") is a BennBridge boutique, founded by experienced investment duo Paul Marriage and John Warren. Paul and John previously ran an established and multi-award winning UK equity long-short strategy with a long track record at Schroders and Cazenove Capital. Paul and John are now operating as fund managers for BennBridge, the appointed investment manager.


The award-winning UK equity long-short strategy has a long track record with an annualised return +10.2% since launch in May 2005. As specialists in UK small and mid-cap stock picking, the Tellworth team aim to build on previous success and strive to deliver strong investment returns. Assets under management are around £500m as at 31 January 2018.


At the 102nd Varsity Lacrosse in 2018, Oxford won the Men’s and Women’s Blues matches with Cambridge winning the mixed match.