Colney Lane has been declared unfit to play host to its scheduled Derby Day events tomorrow due to the recent adverse weather conditions.

Photo: Ga Chun YauPhoto: Ga Chun Yau.

Six UEA sports teams were due to play at Colney against their University of Essex counterparts, including Men’s Football I in a floodlit encounter that was intended to be the showpiece event of the day.

However, the combination of rain and snow have combined to make the pitches unplayable, and alternative arrangements are in the process of being made.

The only sport to be cancelled is American Football, with an updated schedule to be released later today.

Despite the rearrangements, all fixtures indoors in the Sportspark will still go ahead as planned.