Jefferies’ partnership with The Varsity Matches is more than just a sponsorship of a huge sporting rivalry. Both organisations are passionate about creating positive social change through diversity and inclusion.

Throughout the year, the two organisations have been working together on a series of events that explore themes such as gender equality, LGBTQ+ issues, and disability.

The captains of the women’s teams joined a hugely insightful panel debate about the growth of women’s rugby. Both clubs and Jefferies joined Leonard Cheshire residents in an inclusive ‘seat based exercise session’.

With more events to come, this is the place to see how Jefferies and The Varsity Matches are working together to create change on and off the pitch.

What the Partnership
Means to Us

The Varsity Matches are champions for diversity and inclusion in sport, including gender equality, as strong advocates for women’s rugby. As partners, we look forward to working with The Varsity Matches to create positive social change and increase career opportunities in financial services, through the power of sport

Ed KeenHead of Equities EMEA at Jefferies

Our two organisations hold strong core values that promote social inclusion and diversity, including support of the LGBTQ+ community and people impacted by disabilities, in addition to gender and racial equity. We are very proud to be involved with The Varsity Matches as they reach their milestone 150th anniversary and are excited by the opportunity to help them write the next chapter

Dominic LesterEuropean Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies

Rugby, like many team sports, instills important lifelong skills, such as teamwork, communication, resilience, respect, and the ability to adapt to change. We believe that together, through this partnership, we will be able to further drive social change and create a platform that offers the opportunity of enriching lifelong experiences to all

Becky LaneVice President, Equity Research at Jefferies (Cambridge Rugby Blue, The Varsity Women’s Match 2013)