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.

For the 2022 matches, 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’.

As we build up to the 2023 matches, 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

We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with The Varsity Matches, which is already helping create a platform to engage with important social issues that resonate across sport and banking. Jefferies is proud to support a historic fixture that celebrates and promotes not only sporting excellence, but diversity and inclusion in sport. We also look forward to seeing what this year’s matches have in store!

Ed KeenHead of Equities EMEA at Jefferies

We are honoured to be involved with The Varsity Matches for the second consecutive year, working with the renowned organisation to support young talent and promote social inclusion and diversity. As partners, we are committed to creating positive social change and increasing career opportunities in financial services through the power of sport.

Dominic LesterEuropean Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies

One decade on from playing at the Varsity Matches, I have loved watching the game grow over the years and am proud that for a second year Jefferies will be a part of this journey. The Varsity Matches are steeped in history and tradition, yet continually strive to make rugby a more inclusive and diverse sport.

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