Glasgow universities to compete for Taxis Cup

Photo by Martin Shields
Photo by Martin Shields

Eaglesham’s Lynne Beattie joined fellow Scotland caps John Beattie and Pat Nevin this week to launch Scotland’s largest inter-varsity tournament, the Glasgow Taxis Cup.

The internationals met Clydeside to show their support for their alma maters in the competition, which features each of their sports; rugby, football and volleyball.

The event takes place on March 23, and will see more than 700 students across 16 sports represent Glasgow, Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian universities.

This year’s competition will also feature athletics, badminton, basketball, curling, equestrian, fencing, golf, hockey, netball, snowsports, swimming, tennis, and trampolining at sporting venues including Scotstoun Stadium, the Emirates Arena and Garscube.

Lynne, a former Mearns Castle pupil, has experience of multi-sport tournaments from her time as captain of the Great Britain Olympic volleyball team at London 2012.

The Strathclyde pharmacy graduate said: “The atmosphere was incredible in London - the support of the home crowd is something I won’t ever forget.

“I hope lots of Strathclyders turn out to cheer on their team as it really does make a difference and it would be great to see them win it back from Glasgow this year.”